Caught by the demands of needing to be live and flexible, she became anorexic and bulimic, requiring hospitalization and near death experiences.
More please, Roberta!
Hey, are you msolga or Oliver Twist? Don't have more that are interesting or even amusing. However, I do have a publishing experience to pass along.
Someone wrote a book on nutrition that was a huge success. She was asked to write a cookbook. I was asked to edit it. I have never worked on a cookbook. How hard could it be? Lists--ingredients and instructions.
Right off the bat, I knew I was in for an ordeal. First recipe: Not all the ingredients listed were mentioned in the instructions. And as I rolled along, grumbling and saying dirty words, I found plenty of ingredients mentioned in the cooking directions that weren't in the list of ingredients. I also found a few recipe titles that didn't reflect what was actually in the recipe. (Am I being too picky?) Grilled chicken when roasting was in the recipe. Steamed beans with no beans. (Too picky?)
Editing the book was a monumental task. I was glad to be done with it. It was published and was a success. Naturally the author was asked to write another. She agreed and requested me as the editor. Big sigh.
Three recipes in, I found a list of ingredients and no directions at all. Thud. (Too picky?)