Woot! 'Tis awesome to think that in the not-so distant-future my preorder will turn into a 'Your order has been dispatched' email. Can't wait! XD
Janny how long after you submit the manuscript till we get a reasonably firm publishing date?
90, and still going down, I'm not done, yet, for the night.
How long, after I turn in? I expect the release date can be nailed down, fairly quickly. Depends how fast I hear back from the editor.
As you've gone through and edited / cut down this manuscript to avoid a repeat of the last book, is it likely that your editor will still run through a re-write process with you, even just in part?
One would hate to imagine that all this extra hard work you've done in editing / proofing / tightening the story would go to waste if your editor disagrees with where you've taken bits, etc.