Friday, July 20, 2007

It won't be long now

For me, the long wait (though in the world of publishing, very short wait) is almost over. The editing is completed on Book One, and it is scheduled to go to the printer the first week of August. I'll be seeing a cover and proofs soon. Then, if all goes as planned, Book One should be available on schedule in early September.

As my wife will tell you, I'm not always the most patient person in the world. The only thing that's kept me sane is that I'm still working so hard on the editing of the series. I'm 100 percent finished with Books 1-4 and have written the first drafts of 5 and 6, but the last two books still have a total of 12-15 weeks of editing/revising to go. If this were a marathon, I'd just be hitting Mile 24. (Somebody give me some water!)

More to come!


Jeanne Malmgren said...


Yes, you're almost there! And yes, you're Mr. Impatient; that's for sure.

But I'm very happy your dream is about to come true. You are a hard-working writer and you deserve every bit of success this book/these books WILL have.


Michael said...

I agree with Jeanne. I wish you lots of luck, Jim.

Oh, I hope you don't mind, but I've tagged you with a meme on my blog. You can ignore it if you want.


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