The government agent said, “You know too much,” and the copyeditor said, “I’m done.”
Not really. I still have two more chapters, which I’ll get to later today (probably before lunchtime, even). Then there’s just doing a quick pass to check for capitalization issues and such (*grumbles about government/military’s inconsistent “writing style guides”*), and after that, the manuscript is back in the author’s hands for some clarification of pronoun antecedents. Then the editing will be completely done.
The cover art is ready. And we have one person already offering to beta read. At this time, planned publication date is in May (because we don’t want to publish this novel in April, do we?), with the sequel following in two months.