Don’t you love having a glimpse of a great writer at work? (And don’t you think his typist deserves some credit?)

Dickens manuscript illuminates author’s workings” — the article in the Guardian.

What I’ve been up to:

Newsletter! (I know, I’ve mentioned that before.)

I just finished checking the “galleys” (files) for the Trilogy, in preparation for launching Sandra Gulland Ink in February.

E-book publishing can be time-consuming in the same way print publishing is: everything needs to be checked and rechecked. (No, I’m not complaining. I love all this.)

Of interest to Canadians e-book publishing on you have to send Amazon a W-8BEN form (with affidavit) so that they don’t withhold 30% of your income against taxes. I don’t know if that’s the case for all the other Amazon sites ( etc.) — but I need to find out.

A friend of our son Chet calls December “the Friday of the months.” So apt! The holiday spirit has definitely landed chez nous.