At long, long last, it looks like I finally finished my book, POP GOES KOREA. I mean, sure I had "finished" it several times before... But there is finished and then there is finished, if you know what I mean. There are so many phases to making a book, it can be a little drawn out and frustrating.
First you finish your writing. Then you finish the editing (or answering your editor's questions). Then you finish the color insert. And just now, I finished going over the galleys and re-checking everything.
By the way, the color insert looks really great. It took a little work and some back-and-forth, but the final product looks sharp and cool. I like the design concept for the section, and, despite space restrictions, I think we did a decent job at getting a large array of actors, singers and other entertainment icons in there.
Now POP GOES KOREA is off to the indexer, which will likely take a couple more weeks. Then my publisher, Stone Bridge, just needs to prep the book for actual printing.
Current plan calls for the printed book to be ready by November, and on store shelves by December. In time for the Christmas gift season (hint hint).