I can see the end of the journey!

The editing is pretty much done. Now all I have to do is format it, and do one last DEEP proofread to make sure every “T” is crossed and “I” is dotted.

If this was a project that was intended to be a money making thing, I’d probably pay someone to do the final proofread, but again, this is not about that. It’s about getting that hard copy in hand.

So what’s left after that? Well I have most of it formatted, because I have been doing that gradually as I got the edited work back. I need to finalize the cover, which my wonderful wife has given me for Christmas. So I will have that done in the next two weeks or so.

Once it’s proofread, fully formatted (for print) and I have the cover finalized, I will still have to format it for Kindle . . . which is a little different than print. But right now I am focusing on the print version first.

I am pretty excited about all this.

The very last thing that I didn’t mention above that is left is hitting that PUBLISH button. The date I actually do that is actually a legal step that makes it officially published. Since the end is most likely in the month of January and that is the month I will hit that button, I thought, why not make the official publication date, January 22, 2017…my birthday. That would  be fitting. We’ll see if I can wait that long.