As I type, the last copies of my book about my husband's grandfather is printing. Later today I will bind one of the copies, so as to have it ready to give his daughter, my mother-in-law, at lunch tomorrow. She is almost 98, and increasingly frail.
This project, like most of mine, has been in the works for several years.
And once again I experience NOT the feeling of elation for having completed a long project, but a momentary feeling of "That's nice," followed by "What's next?"
And what's next is the book about my great-aunt Mary. Having decided few days ago that I was NOT going to wait for certain information to come in, but rather to finalize the book now, print and bind and mail...with each copy a plea being made to send me anything that should have been included, for a future edition.