Well, it looks like I'm moving on to book number seven. A publisher I've been in negotiations with for quote some time now has finally offered me a contract. I talked with the editor on the phone yesterday and was impressed with his straightforward and professional attitude, so I have a good feeling about this company.
But I'm not celebrating yet. We've agreed on terms but the contract is still being drawn up. In this business, until you have a signed contract, you have nothing. Now, I have no doubt they'll be true to their word and send it to me, that I'll do the job and they'll publish the book, but you should never bank on something in this business until you have a contract. There's just too much randomness in publishing to act otherwise. If you start making assumptions you'll get burned.
Hopefully I'll be able to make a more definitive announcement soon. They're considering two more book proposals from me, so I may have lots to announce!