Why do I have to keep learning the same lessons over and over again? "Be careful what you wish for," my mother used to warn me."Once you get it, you may not want it." Yep! She was right again. Two days ago, I complained about missing fall, since in my little corner of the world it was still summertime. And today, I woke up to a cloudy, rainy day. We have already hit the high for the day at 56 degrees, and the temperature is headed downhill from here on in. At least I'm not still in Boulder, where they have temperatures in the teens and over a foot of snow this morning. I'm trying to be grateful for the Mid-South and its climate. I know I asked for cool weather, but geesh!Let's not overdo it!
I have to admit, however, that the change in the weather has made me more productive. I'm pleased to report that my book files for The Second Mouse Gets the Cheese are all in the hands of the design team now. That doesn't mean that I'm finished, of course. I have one more round of intensive copy-editing to go before I can say the text is finished. The illustrations seem to suit the design team, too, although there's still a chance they will call sometime today with a complaint and a request to re-do an image. I haven't started work on the back cover text, either. But for now, I've done my part. I may even have time today to bake some sticky-bun-topped pumpkin muffins as a reward.