The final countdown has begun. I shipped the files for the novel to Jaye Manus for formatting. In a few days – assuming Jaye can make heads or tails of the .doc file – I’ll be reviewing proofs for Kindle format! You can’t imagine the work that goes into formatting a Word document to make it look good on an e-reader.
Jaye tells me once the proofs are approved, she’ll do some tweaking so the files are available in other formats. I’ll be making the novel available at Amazon, B&N, and Smashwords. I’m not sure what the timeline will be, so keep checking back here for that announcement. EEEEEK!
Now I can start thinking about Christmas. I used to decorate over my Thanksgiving break, but novel revisions kept me busy. I haven’t done a thing yet other than rearrange a couple of chairs in my great room. Found a few dust bunnies in the process. 🙂
I did make 3 pans of lasagna today in between my final files preparation for Jaye. One was delivered to co-worker Laurel – get well soon! The other 2 are in the freezer, ready to be whipped out for holiday meals with the family.
I’ve carried on my mom’s tradition of lasagna for Christmas dinner. My kids would be upset if we had anything else. I set up my assembly line today but had no helpers. When I was a kid, 3 or 4 of us would sit around the kitchen table and make a dozen pans. Mom had a humongous stock pot that bubbled with her homemade sauce. The house smelled wonderful! I know she’d forgive me for using doctored Prego – she stopped making her own when she was in her 70s.
So – lasagna is one Christmas tradition at my house. My writer friend Jen Fitzgerald has been blogging about her tradtions. What about you? What traditions do you have?