I've just pulled my third all-nighter in five days to get the edits done, and I'm spent. The shift into formatting is two days behind schedule, but this vital step is the last big task before it goes onto the Amazon marketplace. My designer, Maureen Cutajar at Go Published will ensure that niggling things like spacing, fonts and page layout make the e-reading experience smooth and pleasant for those of you reading on Kindle and other ebook devices. She'll also add custom design elements such as chapter decorations, pretty section dividers and eye-catching drop caps that lend a unique personality to the book and help convey the story. I'm eager to see how it takes shape now that it's out of my hands. In about a week, it'll be official -- and then it's off to the printer.
For now -- for me -- it's off to bed. More updates to come!