If you're a regular reader of this blog you know I've been hard at work finishing up my book on the Adowa campaign for Osprey Publishing. I featured an Ethiopian lembd last Photo Friday as well as the book's new cover art, although I've been told that's only a placeholder image until talented Italian artist Raffaele Ruggeri finishes the color plates.
Anyway, the book is now finished. My deadline was yesterday (yes, a Monday) and so I worked all through the weekend, editing until midnight on Sunday before getting up early on Monday to give it a final look before heading to the DHL office.
Now it's out of my hands and I can chill out for a time. It's always a nice feeling to finish a book. After the holidays I'll have to rev up again. My next book deadline is in February!
[Image of Ras Mekonnen kicking some colonial butt at the Battle of Amba Alagi courtesy Wikimedia Commons]