I received The Abyss manuscript from the editor on Monday and have spent the last couple of evenings reviewing the edits. So far, there is nothing major, which bodes well for a quick turnaround. For those of you keeping track, this was the second edit. The first required a significant re-write.
Give me a week or so to make edits before we get the book in the hands of the Advance Reading team. The cover design is underway, so stay tuned for the reveal. The pace toward publication will pick up now and we may launch this puppy by the beginning of November. Or maybe mid-way through November when perhaps the chaos from the election will have subsided.
Meanwhile, the colors are snapping and crackling up here in the Roaring Fork Valley. Jill got this one of me yesterday while I prepared to launch the drone. We took the jeep up through the Hunter Creek valley to the McNamara Hut where the color was spectacular before grabbing lunch at Spring Cafe downtown Aspen.
Sometimes you have to take a breather to appreciate the beauty of the writing process.