I'm supposed to give a talk tomorrow. I know everyone wants to hear about the book process, etc. Here's the problem. I don't want to talk about it! It's painful. Making a book is so exhausting and I put everything I have into it. No author or illustrator can say that a book goes smoothly from beginning to end. There are disagreements whether we like it or not. Some editors make the disagreements more like easy discussions while others don't. Either way, it's hard for me to rehash it.
Anyone else feel as I do or am I out there in left field?
p.s - I don't understand the saying "left field" since it's the right fielder who never gets the balls and can be completely out of it. I know since I was a super star leftfield softball player for years. Yes, I think very highly of my abilities.