I have finished the first proof for "Joy, Interrupted." Right now, the wonderful Ann Mathew is proofreading this proof.
Around December 15, I should have it back and will send it around to all the contributors. Contributors will need to send me back the proof with any edits or changes they need me to make by January 10.
I should turn around and send out the second proof out pretty quick, giving everyone one last opportunity to finalize the manuscript. After that point, we will have to play it by ear, trying to tie up loose editing ends and working on the nuts of bolts of getting it published. But, I anticipate getting this book out around early Spring.
On a personal note, many of you already know I passed my dissertation defense this week. I really appreciate that many people sent me notes of encouragement and congratulations.
Melissa Miles McCarter
Editor, Joy, Interrupted: An Anthology on Motherhood and Loss
Publisher, Fat Daddy's Farm