OK, I've been referring to Jan's book for, oh, about a year now. Jan wrote it, and I'm editing it. It took her three months to write, but it's taken almost a year to re-write, hone, re-write, hone, re-write, hone, and re-write and hone ad nauseam.
I had to laugh when I read How to Write a Book in Three Easy Steps, which I found over at Bum Glue.
We're so close. It is my hope that the hiking community (at least those hikers who pre-ordered the book back in October at The Gathering) will hold out just a little longer before they declare mutiny on my poor author and demand their money back.
The book will be worth the wait. I really believe that.
So her publisher now has the entire body of the book, and all we have left is to touch up the intro, epilogue, acknowledgements, etc.--the front and back matter. It'll take a couple of days, but the good news is, the book will be in the publisher's hands and heading into print before Trail Days weekend.
Sigh. I had to miss church today because we were putting the finishing touches on Chapters 19-27, but it needed to be done. I have turned into a regular non-church-goer lately.
I'm really excited about this book. It's gonna be a good 'un.