I have been informed by my very nice editor — who apparently read this blog, heh — that the reason there is so little to do, is because I sent in a very clean manuscript.
See? All those months of rewrites, revisions, hair-tearing and nail-biting did pay off! Can’t tell you how glad I am that I took a chance and sent that story out one last time. Whew!
See, it was written (and revised) for category length … but they finally decided to pass. If you haven’t noticed, there aren’t too many category pubs out there these days. And while it would take a major overhaul to make it long enough for a Single Title publisher, it was just the right size for this new e-pub everyone’s been talking about. (Samhain Publishing, Ltd. — check out my links.)
Took a chance. Said a prayer. Sent it out…. sent it out again with the synopsis attached, this time. Duh! And a couple of days later I got the e-mail version of The Call. Much screaming of joy ensued, followed by children asking what on earth was wrong with mom. (I love scaring the children.) And now I await the I-know-it-will-be-gorgeous book cover.
Those first round edits? Oh, I’ll be done rather quickly. Before the deadline, I’m pretty sure.
Now I need to finish that other book.