I talked to my personal assistant last Monday and said, “Cam and I have talked, she still thinks I can release the book before the end of the year.” Rachel is all, “Great! Except I highly doubt you’ll have a proof copy in your hand before end of the year. Ingram Sparks or Amazon take forever to get author copies to you.”
Plan B: Release the book on my 45th birthday which is Jan 7th.
That should be plenty of time for the editor and me to go back and forth twice, get it to and from beta readers, get a proof copy, have Rachel work her magic, and slap it up in KU and other platforms.