In the meantime, there's a lot going on behind the scenes. I've spoken with the publicity department at Midnight Ink and they laid out the marketing plan (already underway). The trade magazines/reviewers will be getting ARCs (Advanced Reader Copies) within the week.
I've made requested revisions and clarifications and submitted my bio.
And, yesterday, I emailed my editor my dedication page and acknowledgment page text. While writing my acknowledgment page, I came across some interesting articles on the subject (some recent, some not-so.) Moonrat gives acknowledgments her OK, but references an article by Jonathan Black from the "American Spectator" in which he disagrees with her. I also came across an old post on Black Table which humorously disses acknowledgments.
I've read some interesting blogs lately, and thought I'd round them up for you for your perusal:The Mystery Reader's Bill of Rights on Mysterious Matters.
The Blood-Red Pencil on finding your writer's voice.
Post MFA on reaching back in time (waayy back) to remember your natural sense of story.