It seems no matter how long I expect the publishing process to take, it always takes longer. I have finally ordered my galley for my third and latest novel, “Black Wolf at Rosebud”. What caused the delays this time?Unexpected events cropped up in my editor’s life, pushing my work to her back burner once or twice. I completely understand. It just threw the time table off.
Then, applying for the ISBN hit a snag. It took me three days to realize that I hadn’t ‘finalized’ the application. By then, the weekend arrived, throwing me off even further.
After that, because I’m on dial up, uploading the PDF mss didn’t work for days. The server kept tossing me off. Grrrr. I sent the mss to work with my husband, who managed to upload it in 30 seconds. (At home it took over two hours! Since then, I’ve set up my FTP software for future use.)
Then, my illustrator couldn’t upload the book cover because of some specification brouhaha with the publishing company. He had a small meltdown, which led to even more delays until I could figure out the problem.
Now, several weeks past my expected release date, I think Black Wolf at Rosebud is ready to go on sale. At least, unless the galley has a nasty surprise waiting for me.