On Wednesday, just in time for Thanksgiving, I put the last correction requested by the publisher into the manuscript, added the last endnote, wrote the last informational box and – somewhat dazed – discovered myself at the end of the long list of editing tasks and… dare I say … done! I’ve felt done two other times this year. Once when I sent the finished first draft to Viking/Penguin June 1. Once when I sent the book (sans info boxes, recipes, other frills) to the publisher on September 1 and now, having entered the hundreds of edits from the publisher and having written all the new material requested.
Join me in a simple prayer. That I am done done done. And join me in another simple prayer. That the book now has a smooth journey down the book birth canal and comes out healthy, happy and completely irresistable… before the end of the coming year.

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