Checking In

August 22nd, 2009

I’ve been conscious that it’s been a while since my last blog post but I was rather taken aback when I saw that it’s been almost two weeks. Where on earth has the time gone? It’s most definitely time for a quick update.

Aside from being incredibly busy at work, I’ve of course been working hard on the book, writing and testing recipes and weaving them together with words in the chapters. The other day I printed out the manuscript, or rather, typescript, as the Art Director at Absolute Press pointed out to me that it’s now known as (sorry Matt!) and as I read through it I, dare I say, quite liked what I’d written. Not all of it, naturally, and the pen was busy with crossing out and adding words, but nether the less I felt that this was a book in the making that I, at least, would like. And I guess that’s the best I can do. I’m something of a perfectionist and as such I’m my own worst critic, so this was a rare and nice moment for me.

I have more blog posts somewhere in the junk room that is my head: I want to tell you about the launch of a new cruise ship that I was invited to and the meal I had on board (until then you can read about it here, here) and here), new cook books I’ve recently bought or been sent to review, how the UKFBA market stall has been going, and what I’ve been cooking lately. I also have a video post to put together of a recent trip to Whitstable. So, lots coming up in the next few weeks.

And now, with my glass of white wine and the scent of vanilla floating under my nose from the candle on my desk, I bid you a good night and turn back to the book.

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    3 Responses to “Checking In”

    1. s. stockwell Says:

      Happy end of Summer Julia…we are doing the same thing?? Best from Montecito, CA

    2. Julia Says:

      You too Sharon! Although I'm hoping it isn't quite the end of summer yet x

    3. Wed Says:

      Congratulations for the typescript done and good luck with the book upcoming Julia. Seconded here on perfectionism and "my own worst critic" things. :]:]

      Greetings,
      Wed.

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