At the extraordinary risk of causing fate to set my editor’s computer on fire I will say that the final editing is going phenomenally!
I’d love to say ‘as of <dd’ Month> you can pre-order and it’ll launch on <dd” Month>, but I can’t. Not yet.
Thing is, if the book continues to need nothing more than repairing my lovely typographical errors and tidying up my idiosyncratic approach to punctuation and capitalisation then the book could potentially be through with editing by the end of this month, meaning I could announce the opening of pre-orders for 01 April, and release on Easter. How cool is that?!
However it is entirely too early to have strict confidence in that possibility. I won’t have the necessary certainty, I imagine, until I see what date the book is at its half-way point.
All told I don’t think (barring Murphy’s Law invoking itself and a meteor falling on my editor and her computer, landing her in a comatose state for several months in hospital …) there’ll be much reason to doubt a May release with an April start to pre-orders. Cross fingers, pray, offer sacrifices (fruits, nuts, bread/cakes, whiskey, a portion of an animal you already planned to dine upon not the other sort please!!), wear your lucky socks … whatever works for you.
- A copy editor’s daydream (jhulleraynauld.wordpress.com)
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- Mash em Up (boudoirqueen.typepad.com)
- Lyrics Chord: 30 Second To Mars – Closer To The Edge (lyricstunes.wordpress.com)
- Research talk:Surviving new editor/Work log (meta.wikimedia.org)