Joe: Good afternoon, Calliope.
Calliope: Good afternoon Joe. What’s happening with your book?
Joe. Glad you asked. I finished an initial reading of my draft and found a few topics missing. I then went back and added them.
Calliope. Good. What else?
Joe: I developed a list of further readings for the end of the book. I added a Foreword and Table of Contents with links to and from each chapter. I also lined up five trusted readers.
Calliope: Sounds you are about done.
Joe: It does. I decided to read the book through from the beginning one last time before sending it out to my readers. I am almost half way through that. Then it will be ready, to the extent it can be without some input.
Calliope: How are you with criticism?
Joe: I have learned to handle it well and appreciate it. My significant other has been reading my columns for fourteen years and I have had readers for each of my previous books. Onward!