Back in mid-September of 2007, I received an offer from Stone Garden Publishing.net Publishing for my first book, Lucinda at the Window. After a couple of days of thinking it over, I signed the contract. And then, since publication was slated for 2009, put it out of my not-excited mind. I’ve become good at not worrying about things that are beyond my control. But as this year has been drawing to a close, it became obvious that I would need to contact them check up on Lucinda. Really, considering the state of the economy and its impact on the publishing industry, I wouldn’t have been surprised if Lucinda was on indefinite hold. Such is life. I procrastinate, so I slated contacting Stone Garden for after New Year’s.
My not-worry and procrastination were tossed aside today by an editor from Stone Garden. She’s gone over the first bit of Lucinda. So begins the back and forth of editing, I guess. I haven’t looked at any of her comments yet. I’m not-excited, you see, and I refuse to be ruffled. Or at least that’s the state of mind I’m trying to cultivate before looking at an editors comments of my first book. I’m also bracing myself for the worst ("You want me to change WHAT???") and that may take a smidge longer. Schedule-wise, this couldn’t have come at a better time. I’m taking a break from other projects and clearing up my to-dos.