The end is near
Well, all the boring stuff seems now to be over – the editing, the corrections, the cover design, the acknowledgements: all that stuff that the author quite happily hands over to someone else if they can get away with it. That’s all been done, and now we await the finished product – and that then entails all sorts of other considerations which the author doesn’t really want to get involved in; not with the organising, that is, though it is fairly mandatory for him/her to turn up at the launch!
And that’s really what I’m talking about – the launch. All sorts of questions arise: when and where are the two most obvious. But there are more difficult decisions to make: who to invite, who NOT to invite, who not to forget to invite at one’s peril. All the sort of things that a writer doesn’t really want to get involved in, because it’s not WRITING.
I’m very lucky in this regard. I have a great son and daughter who have taken it upon themselves to organise all these things for me, and so I just do as I’m told!