Yesterday I wandered through the book section of the Harvard Coop, indulging in one of my favorite pastimes: imagining which of the tables will feature my book. I've done this many times before, but this was the first time that I've had a publishing contract that would result in the book being sold there, or anywhere. It was a very nice feeling!
I'm editing now, so this is the book I'm relaying on these days:
Yup, the good ole Chicago Manual of Style. Everything I ever wanted to know about editorial style and methods and lots more.
But it's exciting to have gotten this far. I have hundreds of stories from 165 contributors, a wonderful mix of humor, nostalgia, affection, and very warm memories. I never know what awaits each time I open my email folder or stop by the Post Office.
The manuscript should go to the publisher by the end of March and we're aiming for an October publication date.