In my third blog entry on February 26th, I wrote that Kachi’s Kitchen was finally written. Since that time, I have been talking with the publisher and making revisions. I started with 150 photographs of many of the Indian recipes, my family, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. I worked very hard to reduce the number but only succeeded to cut 10 of them.
Now that I consider the manuscript complete, I have mixed emotions. The most prevalent feeling is relief that is finally finished. It has taken over 18 months of my life. My house is a mess and my ‘to do’ list has exploded with tasks that have been deferred so I could focus on the book. On the other hand, I’m hesitant to let it go. There might be some grammatical mistakes that a reader might catch or some pictures that could be more elegantly framed or focused.
All in all, I am very excited to enter the production phase of this project. I should get the galleys within a month and then Kachi’s Kitchen goes to the printer. I can’t wait to see it! I’ll keep you updated on its progress.
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