Back in May I posted a status update on the Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America. Then, we’d just received the bits and pieces of the manuscript, all 4.5 inches worth of printed paper, with notes from our copyeditor. We went over all her corrections, made changes and additions as necessary, and sent it back. The good folks at Houghton Mifflin have been hard at work in the intervening months; in addition to creating the cover, the designers have been busy laying everything out into actual book format. We’ve had some back and forth as questions popped up, and got to see a couple of preliminary pages, but today UPS came by and I got to hold the very first printed proofs of the guide. Looking like a book. How awesome is that? Happily, today’s stack of paper is only 1.5 inches tall. We’ll go through the pages, mark in any changes or adjustments and send it all back again – and the book will be one step closer to being in your hands!