October 1 was my target date for publication. Yesterday, October 1, Kelly the book designer sent me the edited and reedited version of the text ready for uploading. Right on time.
My last task was to give her the information for the copyright page. Done this morning before 8:00. Okay, I was a day late.
Still need the final version of the book jacket. Then I get to learn how to shove a novel up the pipeline to become a printed book and up a different pipeline to become an ebook. I'm excited about doing those things. There may be a little cussing, but I promise not to throw any computers or scare the dogs.
I lay in bed this morning, just enjoying the sense of being so very, very close to this goal of a lifetime.
But I can't get too cozy with it. I have a non-fiction piece to get out into the world asap, two novels to rewrite and publish, and the characters from a story I don't know yet knocking around in my head wanting to get out. That's what really excites me.
So how many copies of Until Proven will you be buying for Christmas gifts? It'll be the hot new thing.