Cookbook Update #7: Let the editing begin
I would apologize for being remiss in not updating you as to the status of my cookbook, Aquafabulous!: 100+ Egg-Free Vegan Recipes Using Aquafaba (Bean Water), but honestly, there has been nothing to say.
I sent my draft into the publisher on October 3, and the last three weeks have been ones of quiet bliss. There has been a little aquafaba, even less chickpeas, and a lot of getting on with all the other things in my life.
The book has been with my editor, Meredith, and she has been feverishly marking it up with (virtual) red ink. She just returned 6 chapters to me yesterday, so this week the fun begins.
We’re on a very tight timeline. Well, that’s what my editor says. The book itself won’t exist in its hard-copy format for many months, yet. Not until March or early April. That still feels like so long away… not until after Christmas, in the Spring. But there is still a ton of work to do.
The book will go back and forth between Meredeth and I until we’re happy with the words. Then it goes to an auditor, a cooking veteran who looks at each one of my recipes and flags any that she feels there might be a problem with. Like, baking times that are too long, for example, or too much salt. The book then goes to a proofreader, whose job it is to be an eagle eye for things like spelling and grammar and punctuation.
The book then heads to layout and design for December 1. Somewhere in there, will be photography as well, before it goes to the printer at the end of February.
And then we have a book! Friends, the thought of holding it in my hands, paging through it… it’s blowing my mind. I can’t wait for that moment, and to share it with you all.
Meanwhile, you can now pre-order the book on Amazon! Here’s the link: amzn.to/2dYlhFa
And this week, I also got to see the finished cover (for Amazon, anyway), and some sample pages. Looks so good, you guys! I feel like Pinocchio in that scene where he’s dancing around and singing “I am a real boy!”