Mother’s Day is one of the most widely celebrated holidays of the year. We can all attest to why such a popularity. Moms are truly special, and Mother’s Day gives us an opportunity to communicate our feelings to our moms as well as have other’s extend their gratitude to us as mothers. I share the sentiments of many and feel that indeed it is the best day of the year for me. Not only because I get to be pampered by my family, but I get to enjoy those specially made handmade crafted projects and cards, that keep on getting better every year as my kids get older. They love to express themselves through art and I just enjoy their sense of creativity and confidence.
Their energy and excitement is what keeps me going, especially through this very trying time of my book production. It seems that over a month ago things were on track, and it looked very evident that the book would be published and shipped on time. However, there was an entire month of back and forth with files during the art and design transfer process, and the delay may have impacted the publication date. I am praying that this will not be the case, but when things are out of your control, fate and luck takes over. Maybe I was too ambitious in taking on such a huge project, or too ambitious with the design elements that I want in the book, and it does not help the process that I am a stickler for details. Well, all I can do at this point is hope that on my daughter’s 5th birthday, June 20th, the book will be available.
The printing company is RR Donnelley, one of the best in the world and has been the printers for most of the top traditional publishers in the US, and around the world. I sourced them, and although their main market is not small printers like me, they were willing to work with me. This makes it easier knowing that my book which is being printed by a top international printer, will be top quality as they stand behind their products.
At this point, I have gone through the first proofing process and just waiting for everything to be finalized, and go into full production. I am so humbled by this process, as I await the final product. I also thank you for your continued support through this, and do hope that all will be set for June 20th, 2012.