An exciting benchmark in my book's life just occurred: I have a copy of the first pass pages. They are beautiful - the interior design of NIGHTSHADE is unique, striking, and perfect! It makes me feel like:
The further I progress along the road of publishing, the more I realize how much of that world remains a mystery to me. As I peruse my pages, I've become more and more curious about what creative departments at publishing houses are like, how decisions about font, design, page structure are made. And then the Rejectionist pointed me to this video, which explains it all.
I had no idea typesetting was so glamorous.
My favorite line: "Even when it's bold, italic."