Today is a pretty big day on the calendar of the book kids, as today was the day that the book was submitted for review. Manda finished the last work on the book layout last night and we submitted it all just before midnight. Now, with This Beautiful Darkness we had the worst time trying to get the book to go through. We kept running into layout issues that drove us nuts. It felt like every step forward we took twelve back. I have to hand it to Manda, she was a trooper and didn’t give up on the book. What was worse was when we got the interior going for the last book we started to have issues with the cover. It was maddening. We went through four proofs before managing to get the formula right and I was able to order it and get it out to everyone. So far, this one hasn’t been as troubling. So far the only issue was that the covers had to be re-configured a little and my friend Marcus, who helped make the cover something special, re-worked it so that it worked out great.
So where does that leave us? Well, that means that the first proof is ordered so now it’s a waiting game. My hope is that I didn’t screw anything up in editing and that everything will be good to go and we can move forward. Time will tell though. It looks like my target of May is still completely in sight though. I have the e-store up for the book as well. You cannot order the book yet but it is up. I will post a link to it in a few days, when I post the front and back cover art. I am so excited for all of you to see this book. I am so proud of it and the work I did on it, and the work that Manda and Marcus did in helping to bring this new book to everyone.
Keep your peepers peeled as I will post the cover art this week. WOOOO!