I spent all day today (and yesterday too, though I forgot to post) working through corrections and changes and formatting on the manuscript, and I am getting awfully close to finished. It shouldn’t be a problem to submit the manuscript tomorrow, barring any natural or technical disasters. I’m still missing a bunch of the permissions, though some are trickling in. I’ve got the photo of the Røkke cabin nailed down and the Bergslien painting, but am still waiting on what to do about Wergeland’s cabin, Nansen’s “winter lair,” Næss’s Tvergastein, and the cover illustration. I have about half of the permissions to use my own previously published work, and will have to send out nagging emails on the rest.
I SO want to be finished, but I just have to be patient and work my way through all the details.