Hired a copyeditor slash fact checker who is also going to format my endnotes.
Hired a cover designer. Got clear on a cover direction.
Wrote the jacket copy, front cover, back cover, inside flaps.
Rewrote the jacket copy based on my writer friend urging me to put on a marketing hat and use some over the top superlative adjectives, like "riveting" and "an extraordinary life."
Decided on a publisher.
Dreamed last night about Ellamae. She was holding the finished book in her hands.
Still much to do but it's happening.
In some other dimension, it's already happened.