We always knew the timing was tight. When Stephanie contacted me last summer and said they wanted to publish my book in spring 2017, I thought she misspoke. Published in less than a year? Was it even possible?
Stephanie warned me that the timeline would mean speeding up the process. I agreed to prepare my edits and review the proofs without delay. The Porcupine's Quill set the release date for mid-April and the race began.
For the most part, we kept to our schedules with a little slippage here and there. Then Canada Post lived up to its reputation, and here we are at the end of April. Still a few weeks away from publication.
The great news is that my book can already be pre-ordered on Amazon.ca or Amazon.com, just don't expect it to ship on May 1. Also, the delay made it possible for me to hold off on my launch here in Victoria until June, when my sister is in town. So stay tuned for more information in the next blog posting.
All in all, I don't think we did too badly. From acceptance of the manuscript to publication in just over 10 months...it might still be a record.
A writer's journey