I turned in my (fingers crossed) final manuscript draft last week, leaving me fully free to fret about all the moving details, most of which I have no control over.
So now I’m trying to concentrate on writing my acknowledgments and Author’s Note sections. This is a lot harder than I thought. Who do I thank? Do I thank my 3rd grade teacher for reading my first book, “Mr. Flags: Tap Dancer Who Lived in a Tree” aloud to the class? Do I thank that one class, where I got into an argument with someone who thought I should write like James Joyce, but some of whom had good comments? How much detail should I go into? Do I need to thank the anonymous Internet photographers for providing me with photos of Japan?
I’m going to have to read a few Author’s Notes/Acknowledgments and find out.