My manuscript for The Day-Glo Brothers is finished! Yesterday morning my editor OK’ed the last set of changes I’d sent her. As you might expect, I feel pretty good.

“Finished,” of course, is a highly relative term. Immediately, the manuscript needs to go through copyediting, then text galleys and pagination, at which time the length may need to be adjusted (read: cut). And in the meantime, I’m looking for an expert in fluorescence who can vouch for the science in the manuscript, which may well result in some changes, too.

But a milestone is a milestone. And, my book has an ISBN now: 978-1-57091-673-1. [Cue nerd snort.]