Steve Hermanos's latest update for Going, Going, Gone!

Sep 21, 2020

Oh the wheels of publishing grind along slowly! But at Inkshares they do continue to grind.

My time-travel-baseball novel "Going, Going, Gone!" is now in the department of copy editing, with a great copy editor who is a baseball fan. How long will this take? If I had to bet, I’d say six weeks. Then it’s on to the other stations of book production.

2020 has not turned out the way anyone predicted. So I appreciate that the book process is moving along. I appreciate good health, good air (when the wind blows out the bad), and a great family. I appreciate being able to watch the game on TV, listen on the radio, watch kids practicing on our local field, and I appreciate playing catch with my son.

One moment from the writing process: I was listening to a game through the MLB app, writing a scene about a game in 1906, when my son walked into the room, grabbed a bat, and began loudly crushing his bungee-cord batting machine. Baseball in my brain, in my ears, and before my eyes.

I’ve spent seven years working on "Going, Going, Gone!" What’s another few months?