I received the proof of The Silver Mask paperback today.
It’s an apt description ‘proof’.
For something that has been, until now, thoughts in my head and text on a screen (or, at most, a print out) – and, therefore, infinitely changeable, malleable – it is now a very real, solid thing. The proof copy is evidence that The Silver Mask actually exists in a permanent and real form now. And, oddly, I don’t seem to be too scared of that.
Let’s see what happens when it’s out in the world and other people can touch it though. Maybe the fear will kick in then.
Until then, I’m just going to enjoy the fact that, to quote the end of every X-Files episode, “I made this”.