Tomorrow the manuscript for The Kentucky Fresh Cookbook is considered final. I’ve combed through the edits made by an outside copy-editor and at this point have done all I can do. It’s time to turn the book over to the powers of designers to make this book all it can and will be.
Working with a copy-editor is both a liberating and humbling experience. I am grateful there are people like Linda who help books authors like me make sense of verb tense changes and repetition in recipes.
In February 2008 the cookbook was not even a reality and in May 2009 the proposal I submitted for my cookbook was unanimously accepted at board meetings for the press. Now in November 2010 I’m 5 short months away from bound books – my very own cookbook. A dream come true. Next year will be filled with adventures as I get to have the privilege of meeting the wonderful people who buy the book and the fun of traveling throughout the state to promote the book.
In addition to the book, I’ve been working with a women’s business coach. I’ve worked through ideas for ways to market and brand my business The Green Apron Company and am very excited about 2011 for that reason too.
If you own a business or dream of doing something to make a difference in the world, all I can say is now is the time to do it. Time waits for no one. Days march on and kids grow up. Harness the energy you need to release something meaningful to the world. You won’t be sorry. I know, at least at this point, I’m not sorry. Like the t-shirts say, “Life is Good”. Amen.