They galleys are done! I am doing a happy dance in my head because if I get up and dance for real, I'll probably fall over.
Galleys come long after the editing process of making your story the best it can be. Changing plots, fixing confusing scenes, changing a point of view etc. That's the fun stuff, when it's all fresh and lovely and a writer is feeling creative.
It all changes when the galleys come in. At this point, a creative writer must s.l.o.w. d.o.w.n and check everything again, and again, and perhaps again.
At last, we have done our final checks. The next thing to happen is we get a release date. I'm crossing my fingers it's before Christmas - that will make buying everyone a Christmas present so much easier!