Wednesday, May 7, 2008

I got my first proof in!

So I got my first proof in this week, finished up the edit and am waiting for one final pic for an inn. This one is the CA book and my name is on the ISBN page. Yay!

It's a strange feeling. On the one hand, it's not like I wrote a book - a painstaking, months long, labor of love. I am proud of my work and actually terrified that I missed a million typos, but I know it's not quite the same as writing a whole book. I compiled the thing and did some creative writing, inn descriptions and such, but for the most part I would liken it to translating a book. I have to read and retype all of the recipes, making sure that they make sense. This sometimes includes some internet searching to complete partial recipes.

I've already sent out requests for the FL book and am a little disheartened in regards to the number of responses I've gotten thus far. I don't want a replay of the GA book. I mailed 180 requests for submissions on the FL book with a deadline of next Monday. I've gotten 2 back. Ideally, I would have 100 participants - that would ensure that there is a good selection of recipes (hopefully) and a decent page count on the whole book.

Do me a favor and cross your fingers for me folks so that I'll get in 98 submissions over the weekend and can go straight to putting it together come June. Am working on wrapping up GA in the meantime. And trying not to eat too much while I do! Working on these makes me hungry.

4 comments:

J. Kaye Oldner said...

Keep my fingers crossed...but you keep us posted! :)

J. Kaye Oldner said...

Okay?

Becky LeJeune said...

Absolutely!

Cheryl said...

I am right with J. Kaye and crossing my fingers too. Good Luck