Most of the summer was spent writing the manuscript, sending chapters out to trusted and knowledgable people for editing suggestions, doing said editing, and generally doing my best to get things in order for the agreed-upon deadline.
I'm happy to share that the basic manuscript part, at least, is done. In fact, I was able to get everything in well before I had to, so I was able to finish off my summer reading list and enjoy a little extra free time (that I inevitably filled with other things anyway).
Then there was a long time of waiting while some reviewers from the editorial board read it and offered some thoughts. Things were out of my hands for quite a while as others checked my work.
Finally, the other week I heard back from my editor about next steps, which will involve the real start of the editing process and sending the manuscript to those who have agreed to write the foreword and endorsements. I have a great lineup of people who are doing this, and I'll share more about them later.
The editing part should really start revving up in the next month or more. I still can't give a definite timeline for publication, but I'm becoming optimistic about being able to share those sorts of details sooner rather than later.
So, things are happening. They're good things. They are not necessarily fast things, but I didn't expect them to be. I'd rather take the time and do it right, anyway.
There's more to come. Stay tuned.