Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Happy emails make me happy.

The cold weather is finally in full swing and the morning temperature is 10 degrees Celsius.
It's good that we still have the sun when we go out now, but it will still be dark in a month, which makes me wonder what the future holds.
The Tokaido Line was delayed, and the platform of the down line at Ofuna Station was crowded with people.
I was worried that someone might fall onto the platform, but the down line came soon after we left the station, so I guess it would be okay.
The rush to work, which was eased after the Corona disaster, is now the same as before.
Is it natural that the economy is improving and people are more active?
On the other hand, it is a bit difficult for those of us whose physical strength for commuting is declining.

Yesterday I received an email from the person in charge of the second edition of my book, with a PDF of the third edition.
On the cover letter,

  "We will finish this week. We are in the final stages!

I was very happy to see a rare "! mark, which was unusual for him.
It made me realize that publishing a book is not something I can do alone.

Almost a year ago, I was approached about the second edition of the book, and the first person in charge of the book seemed to have given up and was replaced by the current person in charge in September.
I had never seen him before, not even online, but he overcame my request for a draft without any difficulty and sent me one composition draft after another at a furious pace, and it was over in a flash.
The emails were also very emotionless, which made us very happy.

But in the end

"We are very sorry for the short time frame.
I would be very grateful if you could give me your instructions by Wednesday the 22nd.

I'm not happy about this, but it's something I have to do anyway, so I'm going to stop blogging now and work a little harder after this.

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