Good news / Bad News. The good news is I received 2 orders off Amazon.com for Lessons In Stalking. The bad news is, the books are still at the printers so I have no way to fulfill the orders.
I'm not quite sure how it works. I think Amazon alerts the customers and then just holds on to the orders until I have the book to ship to them (Amazon). I need to catch up with my printer. She was supposed to fax me the final corrections on Friday but I didn't receive them. Once I approve the corrections, my understanding is that it's 20 days from that time that I will have the book in hand.
I am so behind on pre-publicity for the book it gives me a headache to even think about it. I have done nothing--zip, zero, nada--in terms of even thinking about arranging a launch party. Luckily, my good friend and PR goddess Pamela Cable has offered to help me. I just need to get it scheduled on my calendar.
The cat book is very close to done, although I have no idea if or to what extent I'd be involved in any rewrites or reorganization of materials. I'm going to spend the rest of today on it and I should have the final three chapters ready to submit tomorrow. One thing I don't know is when they plan to release it. It would obviously be a great gift book for Christmas but that's a really fast turnaround, considering they still have to find photos, obtain permissions, complete layout, etc.
The remainder of my week will be spent writing bankruptcy articles and organizing myself for a magazine writing class I'm teaching this Saturday through UNC-G. Never a dull moment.