When next I see this bastard it will be in galley proofs. Big, fat fucking glorious expanses of A3 paper.
Soon after that we can do that funny thing where I give you the Fedex tracking number and you can watch the finished, hard copy ms wind its way to the desks of my publishers for one last read thru.
Hats off to all who helped, which was most of you at one time or another, answering my desperate research queries.
A particular dip o' the propeller beanie to Murph who did yeoman service in the trenches when it counted and was still researching questions about airborne assaults into urban environments at half past really fucking late last night. And of course to my long suffering family. Those poor bastards.
What a fucking year.
Anyway. A few days rest for JB. I have a feature to do, but it's on a topic I love and will be something of a break. Kids back at school next week when Steve Jobs will also launch Apple's new tablet based on the data slate from WoC. My agents are still working out the details but I'm thinking a 3% cut from the retail price would be about right. Might have a proper day off to celebrate then.