So, yesterday I received the first printed copy of my book as a proof subject to my approval. I have had it read and have read through it myself. I am very impressed with the work my publisher has done. The book meets and exceeds my expectations and I have sent the publisher an email explaining that.
The publisher gave me a 20 day deadline to review the book and I have sent them email today saying it is ready for the next step. I expect to hear from them explaining the marketing plans and release date. I hope to be able to update everyone with a link to the book for those of you that wish to see it.
I will have to say now though, I have a book that is registered and has an isdn number on it. It has a price of $18.99 on the cover and even my picture. So I guess it is official: I am now a Sci-Fy Author with my first book that will be released soon.