Thursday, October 18, 2007


This morning a friend of mine who has been following the blog, called to say that TMP (my abbreviation for The Mystery Project) sounds like a disease,

“Isn’t TMJ some sort of problem with your jaws?” she asked.

Hmm…there are days that TMP seems like an ailment. Yesterday was one of them.

Our 3pm four-way phone conference was lengthy and covered a lot of ground. Perhaps, it was just me who was confused... but I’m not sure we made any progress.
Since the editor has only 8 days left before she starts her new job, the organization of the book was the main topic on the table and we kept coming back to it.

I made a suggestion for reorganizing the back section of the book and the editor was going to review the photos with her art department to see if it solved some of the book’s visual “issues”.

Meanwhile, the editor moved some photos around in the front of the book, so I got out my trusty scissors and started cutting up thumbnails of the photos to make my PL (photo log) correspond to hers.

It’s starting to look less like a disease and
more like a really amazing book to me!


Have you stocked up on pumpkins yet?

Check out The Chef From Hell’s super Pumpkin Curry Recipe.

Some of my other favorites at CFH are a witty love letter to Grits, a recipe for Lovesick Jambalaya, a scrumptious version of a Cajun staple, and Everglades Egg Foo Yung. Interesting links and How-To info, too.


Angela (Cottage Magpie) said...

It's so fun to hear all of your stories about the inner workings of getting a book published. I look forward to seeing it. Meanwhile, I love, love, love the purple berries on the caryopteris you have there. I have those in my yard and love them.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

I can just hear the Jaws theme playing in the background here - lol....

It is so interesting to hear about the book process. I can't wait to hear what it is!

Angela (Cottage Magpie) said...

Oh yes, also I keep forgetting to ask--in your banner photo (gorgeous, btw), can you tell the name of the wall paint color? I really love it's warmth. ~A :-)

Kari & Kijsa said...

We found your blog from the Inspired fun....we will be back to check out the progress for your book!

smiles, kari and kijsa

Felicia said...

Love the beautiful oranges and flowers :)