You might be wondering the significance of that statement - what's the big deal? "I thought the covers were done months ago!" They were, but aligning the files correctly with the publishing unit has been a comedy of errors and bad luck for over a month now. We've battled bad fonts, incorrect colors, rasters that should be vectors, vectors that should be rasters, multiple artists have come down with the plague (or a bad cold, one of the two) and my rep's husband even had emergency surgery last week!
But the proofs that were sent this past Monday looked great, and I finally got to type the words: "Covers Approved."
What does this mean? Well, I don't want to jinx it, but it could very well mean the hard cover and paperback copies of The God Thought might be available for purchase this week. That would be bat shit crazy! But until I have one in my hands, I'm not going to get too excited.
THEN, we've still got to publish the official electronic versions to Amazon, Barnes and Noble and iTunes. I'm told that won't take very long, but "Hah!" we'll see what life has in store for that adventure. I'm just grateful that things are moving forward, and that my rep's husband is okay and no one died from yellow fever or something terrible like that.
I have been contacted by some of you who have read all the preview chapters and are "dying to know what happens next." Stay strong - it's coming! And since we're sooooooooo close, I'm thinking I'll start posting new preview chapters as early as next week just to get the momentum going again.
Thanks to all of you who have been so patient through this process. Every time I get an encouraging note from someone who's fallen in love with the premise of the book and is anxiously awaiting the release it makes all of this work worth it. I hope you are pleased with the final result. Hell, I hope I'm pleased with the final result :)