Yet here we are! I'm excited to roll up my sleeves and dig into edits. Even more excited to see illustrations and maps when they're ready. Most excited of all for the day when the book will be all polished and shiny and beautiful and on its way to you...but there's a lot of work to do before then over the next few weeks and months, both on the production and administrative side.
So, I'll once again be posting infrequently here - which will feel weird at first after a month of posting every single day! But I'll be around on twitter, and I'll announce production milestones and other news here as well as in updates to backers. (First up will be the announcement of the Ultimate Fan Reward Raffle winner on Friday. I'm going to include a collated list of the backer book recommendations, too. It's been really fun reading them, and I've already added a few new titles to my own TBR pile.)
In closing, I leave you with a few last mountain pictures from a trip that's a very happy memory: my first ascent of Mt. Sneffels, my favorite 14er in Colorado. A fitting way to celebrate a joyful publication milestone!
|Morning light on Sneffels's lower slopes|
|View from the ascent ridge|
|I love southwestern Colorado's San Juan Mountains because they are far more rugged than the peaks near Boulder|
|Looking back down the ascent couloir|
|Scrambling up a v-notch at the top of the couloir|
|Looking down at Blue Lakes Basin (I bet you can guess how it got the name)|
|WOO HOO! This is just how I feel whenever I look at the completed Kickstarter.|