There’s a Plan

I’m a firm believer in the importance of plans.  The current stage of Book the Second’s plan involves double checking everything on paper.

The way I do this is to *print it all out, read it, and make notes (the kind in ink on paper) of problems, go back to the computer, make the changes.  Repeat from *.

Once this gets to the point where I can’t find any more errors, I put it aside for a day or two.  Then I read it over once more.  Usually something else makes itself apparent.

But eventually…eventually you get to a new stage.  A stage where three subsequent readings have revealed no further problems.

That’s where I am now.  I will, of course, read it over several more times between now and when you see it (as will a few other folks who aren’t as steeped in it as I am and so have fresher eyes).  But really, we’re getting damn close.

So close that some time early next month it all goes off to the layout artist who takes the supporting text (the non-knitting words), the pattern text, the charts (oh sweet crisp critters are there a lot of charts), and the photos and transforms them from a seething mass of individual files into a single cohesive entity that really looks a lot like a book.  And while she’s doing that…I’m going to sleep.  A lot.