So here I am about a week after I last posted about sending out for my DNA kit. Well, I received it yesterday. I should have taken pictures of the kit itself, but alas I was so excited about doing it that I just jumped right on in.
The kit itself is a small box and inside is a test tube type of tube with a cup on the end. When I first ordered the kit I thought I’d be swabbed – nope I have to spit into the tube and they need it full to a line – according to the paperwork they say it’s only about 1/4 teaspoon of spit. You are not supposed to eat, drink or chew gum for 30 minutes prior to the spitting LOL.
Once you’ve filled your tube, you take the cup off and replace it with a top – inside the top is a blue liquid – a DNA stabilizer according to the paperwork. Once you place the top on the seal inside breaks dripping the blue liquid into the tube. Then you shake, shake, shake it for 5 seconds.
Once that is done, you place your tube inside a baggie they supply and then that all goes into the prepaid box that was also part of the kit. Final step is to put it in the mail …. Now I wait.
This is the hardest part.
In other news, I am still almost done with the new written stuff for book 3 – once that’s done it is only a matter of editing down what I have already written to fit the new vibe of the book. Fingers crossed I will have that done by the end of June – then it’s edit, edit, edit away and hoping to resubmit before I head off on vacation in mid-July. Wish me luck!