...and neither does my editor! But it's all good. At least we have a vague idea. In a recent email conversation with Julie, I learned how the book's timing is determined.
When they say, "a fall publication in 2007," it can mean anything from September to December (the first possible release being in mid-August, and the last possible release being in mid-November).
The manuscript is due to my copyeditor at the end of this summer. That's when the book schedule will be set. Until then, I won't know the actual pub date.
I wish that I knew sooner than later. I'm trying to write a proposal for a sabbatical (which must be submitted to the university a year in advance). Hopefully this will allow enough time.
Back to my Mac...and more black coffee.