The proof copy arrived yesterday. As much as I like e-books, there's a certain satisfaction to be derived from actually seeing almost two years of work in a tangible form. The soft rustle as I flip the pages, the weight of the cover, and the smell of ink on paper can't be reproduced on an electronic device.
The final revisions are complete, and now it's a matter of waiting for the last stage of the Amazon.com process. Are we there yet?