‘The Long, Long Trail’ was a popular song of the Great War era.
I have been travelling down my own ‘long, long trail’ for over a year now though the end is finally in sight. Today the ‘final’ proofs of ‘Swansea in the Great War’ arrived in the modern manner – no longer sent as large pages via Royal Mail but now as a low-res PDF attachment to an e-mail!
The main task is to check that the page numbers inserted into the index actually match the page numbers that the index entries appear on. So a small, but important, part of the process.
I plan to turn that around in a day or two after which its back to the publisher’s and then off to the presses for an early October publication! Phew!