At last, the full editing process is at an end, and my editor has informed me that my novel is ready for ‘formatting, cover art and publicising’.
This has followed a couple of days of frantic final edits, corrections and back and forth with comments and clarifications. I still have no idea of the publication date as yet, but I’m hopeful that they’ll be able to tell me soon.
The strange thing is that after all the writing, editing and waiting I’m now more nervous about the fact that it’s all completely in someone else’s hands. I assume that I’ll have some input on the cover design, but other than that the process and machinery of publication will now take over and it’s all out of my hands until the book is launched.