The diligent author (that’s me, btw) works hard to ensure all the i’s are dotted and the t’s are crossed and there are no plot gaps or loose ends, before sending his or her precious work off to the copyeditor. The copyeditor, not understanding the care and attention lavished on this particular manuscript sits down to find many of all of those things. That is to say, I have book 4 of The Modest Proposal Institute: War of the Institutes back from the editor and I’ve worked most of today fixing up everything the editor spotted and I didn’t. I’ll be lucky to finish before tomorrow night.
After today, I’ve decided the only part of writing I actually like is the first three chapters of a brand new book. Everything after that is hard work or, like marketing, just plain dull. Still, the important part is I have my masterpiece back and I’m working on the changes. The schedule is still not ‘broken’. Bent, perhaps, but not broken. Mid-May is still the publishing date, provided all the other people in the process are available and deliver on time — as they have done in the past. For those of you waiting, I hope that gives you hope. For those who haven’t yet done so, you can check out all my books on my Amazon Author Page.