The book is done. Written, self-edited a couple times and ready to go out to the real editor. The issue there is that she is booked until the beginning of next month. Not really a big deal, it's only another month and it gives me time to start writing book #4 of the CoM series and deal with another problem I currently have.
I had asked a local author to draw up a book cover me...in May. Thus far I have no seen even a sketch. No harm there in that I clearly wasn't ready myself and I realize he's got a lot on his plate: full time job, multiple projects already going on, life..etc. All that means is that I'll either have to find someone else to do it, or I make it myself. Again, no biggie.
I hope (and I highly doubt that it did) that this didn't come off as a rant. This blog has primarily been about the behind-the-scenes of writing and I wanted to share this part of it as well. It isn't the most interesting part of the whole experience, but it's a constant reminder that nothing is set in stone, not everyone can be at your side 100% of the time and that you have to learn to roll with the punches.