Just when I was beginning to wonder -- my advance arrived today along with one copy of the counter-signed contract. What this means is that the publisher has accepted the mansucript for publication with no more revisions. Yay!!! However at some point, I might have to do line edits for NA market and those would haveto be done within 14 days.
It is quite a good feeling to know that wheels are turning and I have fulfilled my part of the contract.
getting money for writing is always a happy day.