After the long months of editing, editing, and more editing, I get stuck on, of all things, the cover. I'm hopeless when it comes to visual art. The book has been ready to go for nearly a month, but alas,... had no cover art. Luckily I have someone willing to help me out at the very last minute, as my original artist still has not finished the picture. Hopefully I won't run into this snag again.
If all goes well, I'm shooting for a 12-31-13 release date. Which is still 2013, as I wanted, but cutting it a bit close.
BTW, thanks everyone who helped out in this regard. Your efforts are greatly appreciated!