In life, all things must come to an end and when it comes to writing a book, there’s no place like “done.” The process of writing my first cookbook has been both rewarding and exhausting. Computer glitches, lost files, lost changes, starting over, conversions going poorly, lots (and lots) of colorful language and more grey hairs later, I am about to come to the precipice and peer into the Valley of Thank God it’s Over!
It has been said that writing a book is like giving birth. That is very unfair... giving birth is easier! By a lot! There is also an end point with birth and babies come out perfect; but, there is always something to tweak, change or improve with a book. How does a writer know when to be satisfied with the project? How does a writer know when to stop? I will just have to settle for clicking my heels while I chant, “There’s no place like done. There’s no place like done.” Until I believe it. If the heel clicking and chanting don’t work, there’s always madness and tequila! I will (probably) have to be content with somewhere in between.
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