My editor has the book and I’m relaxing.
OK, yeah that’s not exactly some kind of useful GUIDE with lots of insights. But it’s the truth.
The other truth is that, in the middle of making a book, a break like this is welcome. When you do a book like this you tend to live it. Considering how fast I did “Cosplay, Costuming, and Careers” I lived that sucker pretty intensely.
I think that if you’re writing, take the editing phase as a time to relax. Unless you’re really good at pacing yourself (which I’m betting you aren’t), you need it.
Of course when it comes back then it’s a few intense days of integrating content, and THEN on to formatting. So I’m going to enjoy the break while I can.