Monday, August 20, 2007

The time in between

Well, that's it! Kairos is gone to press. All the emendations, decisions, proof readings, punctuation and grammar checks are done; the blurbs have been requested and written; the cover layout and internal layout are chosen and it is on its way to a machine to be printed and then bound.

No rest for the wicked though - a launch date has been confirmed, 20th September, Dundalk Town Hall, and someone needs to be chosen to launch it (sounds like it's been built in a shipyard). Somebody who will say a few magic words, crack the bottle of champagne on the hull and declare it a done deal.

I have the relative luxury of declaring a day off - only from writing though. I have to bring the six to be shoed (sounds like they're horses!) and finish off looking through their uniforms and booklists. I love reality - keeps me grounded.

11 comments:

john.g. said...

Good luck with the launch!

Jon M said...

Good luck and well done!!! I wish I could be there, I once knew a rather mad woman from Dundalk, a long time ago!

Cailleach said...

Thanks john.g & jon m - who was that mad woman...? I'm intrigued now!

Dick said...

Hope the launch goes well. Don't waste the champagne - just break the empty bottle!

chiefbiscuit said...

20th September - my Mum's birthday - I'll be thinking of you.

Cailleach said...

Thanks Dick, I won't waste a single drop and that is serendipity on that date CB :)

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

Yeehaa! Congratulations - and all the very best of luck with the launch!

mutleythedog said...

Good luck with the launch... where on Earth is Dundalk??

Cailleach said...

Thanks AV - getting closer now.

Mutley - Dundalk is a state of mind - no-one said it was on earth ;)

Minx said...

So excited for you. I guarantee a knicker wetting when you get your paws on a fresh copy!

Cailleach said...

I really can't wait to see it, Minx! And I probably will do that - I did when Armagh won the All-Ireland Football/Sam Maguire Cup a few years ago...