Or, the printer has the files! I’m incredibly proud (and relieved) to announce that I’ve finished the 18th Century Hair & Wig Styling: History & Step-by-Step Techniques book manuscript. That’s 25 wigs and hairstyles DONE, piles of research DONE, piles of writing DONE, piles of editing and copyediting DONE, piles of images edited and annotated DONE… and probably more!
People have been asking me over the past year, “So, what are you up to lately?” To which I say, “Wigs. Book. Wigs. Book.” Yeah, it kind of took over my life, as this dead and dormant blog will prove. It doesn’t help that I also had a research presentation to prep and give (yesterday!) for the Costume Society of America conference in Baltimore (where I still am!).
The good news is that I can now have a brain for things other than wigs and books. I’ll be posting previews from the book to whet your appetite, giving you some behind the scenes info, and also updating you on the 18th century court dress project (short version: postponed to 2015 for me and any other slackers! Overachievers, go for it for this year!), blogging about 18th century court dress… and hopefully more!
Right now, though, the important news: the book will be published in early July. I’ll have pre-orders open in the next week or so, and I’ll post here and on the book’s Facebook too.