Well, I messed up. Yup, that beautiful new book I was supposed to have is not here yet. Awww nuts. It seems that I needed to learn a lesson in how to make a book. The one Tim designed has been here for a week! It seems that there is a pit of despair in the middle of every spread of a book and you don't want Wesley to fall in. But be not afraid, the book publisher will email and tell you when you have let some one fall in. Unfortunately that will stop the process and delay your book. I was so sad when I realized some of my favorite spreads had a face in the middle. So I had to drop back and redesign those pages.
Furthermore, I was also caught by a phenomenon called Page bleed. Who knew? FYI if you design a book with a border on the page the publisher can't guarantee that the border will be the same all the way around. You see they print all the pages and then cut them. Consequently they cut off part of the border. So unless they get the image absolutely centered which is virtually impossible, your border will not be the same width all the way around. Therefor they email asking you to redesign which stops the process and delays your book. Instead, you bleed the images all the way to the edge, with no border so that they cut a hair of the image off and that is called page bleed. Boy does it hurt.
What's really sad is that the book will likely be here on Thursday or Friday but I really wanted to show it off tomorrow. Best laid plans go awry.