Things are happening now faster than I ever would have expected! Usually when someone I know gets a writing contract, things afterwards proceed at a snail’s pace. The editor looks over their work, makes some suggestions, sends it back to them. They do a round of edits, send it back to the publisher. I’m given to understand that this is often repeated over the course of months. Then there is the cover art and the dedication, this and that and the other.
I’ve been told that between the time that a book is accepted and put out, it’s not uncommon for a year to pass.
I signed my contract about three months ago, and my manuscript will be a book within a few days.
How crazy is that?
To answer my own question, not half as crazy as I am. As soon as I received the final FINAL draft of the book, I started questioning everything. Is the book really ready? Did I correct all of the mistakes? Did I set up everything I needed to for the future books?
And, of course, most important of all: Will anyone read this?
I mean, obviously somebody will. I have friends who owe me favors. I have relatives. They have to read it. They also have to love it, no matter what. But will anyone else?