Surgery is no fun for anyone, especially the family. Wednesday my husband had a knee replacement. His right knee was replaced in July, and his left knee was replaced last week. Knee replacements are difficult surgeries. I won’t go into detail, you can take my word for it.
We live in a small town, and our surgeon is about twenty miles away. We decided a long time ago we would both rest better if the patient stayed in the hospital, the spouse would go home to rest. Those bed/chairs that pull out into a bed are not comfortable. There is nothing we can do for each other if we were together. The doctors and nurses know what they’re doing and we’d be in the way.
Therefore, my week last week was spent getting ready for the surgery and going back and forth to the hospital. Little publishing work was done. I did finish my Christmas shopping while my daughter was with me.
Today begins my work week. I’m trying to get caught up on what I didn’t get to do last week. I know that isn’t possible, but I will try. We have books to release in February 2019.
We have eighteen books to publish next year. There are already three on the books for 2020. We have never been this far ahead. It’s a good feeling and a bad feeling. It’s scary to think about all the work that lies ahead. When we wouldn’t be full for the next year, I was always afraid we wouldn’t meet the goal we had made. Now we are ahead of that goal. I also feel our hard work is paying off.
Several people have been shocked that we are this far ahead in our scheduling. It takes time to edit and make the cover of books. No one realizes how much we spend doing these two things. We were asked recently if we had printing presses in our back room. All printing is outsourced. I’m thankful for the large printing and distributing companies that do this for us.
Have a blessed day.
Kathy Cretsinger, Mantle Rock Publishing LLC