It’s a Victorian Thing
When things are undecorated, it makes Lia very unhappy.
“Why,” Lia muses, “must things be minimalist? Why must they go unadorned? Oh, Modern People, how benighted and funny you are.”
Wait…why am I typing in the third person?
Anyway, my very first ARCs arrived today! They’re earmarked as prizes for a special event – the Steampunk World’s Fair, in Somerset, New Jersey. Which I’ll be attending in…gasp. Ten days.
(Look how innocent they are.)
Since they’ll therefore probably end up in the hands of people unused to the ARC process and product, I wanted to include a note with each explaining that ARCs may include typos and omissions, potential changes, etc. Mostly so that readers won’t hold the typos against me. Which I…attempted to deflect with a joke welcoming them to hold the typos against me. I’m odd that way.
It then occurred to me that in order to make sure that the notes didn’t become separated from the books, I needed to wrap the books up. Oh, happy day! Commence: WAX SEALS!
It’s hard to see, but I recently purchased a wax seal solely for use with DD-related materials. I love the things I can write off on my taxes, now.
There. My inner Victorian is satisfied. The undecorated has been decorated. The gift has been rendered gift-ier.
It’s a disease. It is.