There is a phenomenon in publishing known as ‘galleys’ and they have sailed into my life for the seventh time;) In my pre-publishing days, when I existed in a state of ignorant bliss, I thought galleys sounded rather romantic and images like this floated in my head…

galleys

I’m not sure who named galleys but there is one thing ships and books have in common ~ work.

So for the next couple of weeks I will become a galleys slave to the about-to-be-printed page. One great thing about galleys is that they’re typeset and look like a book. I always ask for a hard copy in addition to an e-copy as I work better with a ‘flesh and blood’ copy. Since I’ve been away from these characters since September (and have missed them madly), it is always a joyful and somewhat jarring experience to revisit them through the eyes of my editors. Who might not be as fond of them as I am;)

galleys mistress

On with this next journey… Thoughts and prayers appreciated!