I was scheduled for Jury Duty this last Thursday. I didn’t think much of it, as I’ve been summoned for Jury Duty five times in 12 years (You aren’t supposed to be scheduled less than 3 years apart, so somewhere along the line I was summoned when I wasn’t eligible) but never had to report in person — a phone call the night before has always been enough to “fulfill my commitment” before. But I had to, this week, and that took away a couple days I needed for my planned blog post for this weekend. I do have some news, however.
Despite the jury duty issue, I was able to get in some work on the Print Edition of In Forgery Divided. I made a few more tweaks to further lighten the cover, and I discovered a small section in the book block that I must have accidentally skipped my first trip through (again, these are all purely book-design issues; they aren’t even typos — the only problems I’ve found this round were where the kerning needed some very slight adjustments).
I’m uploading the corrected files tonight, and if there aren’t any problems then I MIGHT decide to skip the “order a new proof” step and print it after all. I don’t know — I was burned trying that once — but I can’t think of anything I’m changing which would cause any unexpected problems. (Then again, if I could think of something, it wouldn’t exactly be an “unexpected” problem, would it?)
I have something close to 24 hours to decide (from past experience, it takes roughly that long for Createspace to approve any files). If you’ve got an opinion on this, you’ve got about that long to tell me.
So, there’s that. Meanwhile, the more interesting post I had planned involving research, a travelogue done by a Monty Python alum, and more will be coming out next weekend… barring some other crisis, at least.