We’re almost done with the April/May issue. We’ve sent all of the color over for proofing, and have most of it color corrected. Gavin is choosing Pantone colors, checking files and finalizing layouts. Nancy is furiously copy editing and sending pages to be proofed. Our in boxes and “to do” lists are filling up with things we’ll need to address after we ship. This is the part of the issue (and the winter) where everyone gets forgetful and tired, and scrapes the bottom of the jar for the energy and focus to finish things up.
The issue will soon be at the printer, but winter will remain. While waiting for a new batch of proofs, I went looking for tips to kick the winter blues and for a blog post Maria Rodale once wrote on recharging your batteries. This weekend I’ve vowed to unplug and recharge and get outdoors no matter how cold it is, and I’ll get back to one of my favorite places soon enough. In the meantime, I’ve got to go move some files…