Today I received my ISBN number in the email. It's funny how little things like a series of numbers can excite you, but these numbers, the barcode you find on the back of every book, make the whole project feel more legitimate. All that's left now is to complete the cover, including taking a photo of myself - blech - and piecing together the final PDF.
It's the first week of November and I'm confident that the book will be ready in a month, just in time for the holidays. Can you think of a better way to spend your Christmas day than sitting around the fire, glass of wine (or beer, or Scotch) in hand, feet propped up and a copy of BASEMENT SONGS to comfort you into the wee hours of the morning?