The last finishing touches. That's where we are. This dash should be a comma; that comma should be a dash. I'm wrapping it up tomorrow, overnighting it back to Penguin. It goes straight to production, which should be just enough time for a May 2006 release.
As it turns out, tomorrow is nine years to the day of my father's passing. Everfree is dedicated to him, so the deadline is only fitting.