Version 28.4.6

I’ve just finished Version 28.4.6 of my book proposal. Done. No more. I’m writed out. Why so many versions and why this silly little numbering system? I’ve written the entire document in Adobe In Design. I’ve had this Adobe program that specializes in publishing documents for 3 years now. I’ve never once used it before until now. I think I was under the influence of kimchi when I decided to transfer everything over to In Design. So I’m learning In Design on the fly, saving every 3.2 minutes because I was afraid I’d lose this Very Important Document using this !#*!)#@ program that doesn’t have a robust “Undo” feature and is driving me absolutely nuts. I need more kimchi.

My agent copyedited my proposal and murdered all my run-on sentences, which prompted this Facebook update:

And then my friends jump in to save the day:


Tweets of the week proving once again, I win the parent of the year award.


Went out to the garden just now and plucked these:

1 little, 2 little, 3 little shishitos…..

They are Japanese shishito peppers, wonderful grilled. But how come my are so tiny??? They’re normally 3-4″ long.  Shishito runts.


Date: February 3, 5:43pm
Restaurant: Todd English’s Bonfire Restaurant
Location: JFK airport in New York near Terminal 2
Item on Menu That I Couldn’t Resist: Fried Chicharrones
Wins: Most Nasty Looking Pork Dish in the World Award

The crispy fried pork chicharrones was smothered in some sweet green sauce. I don’t even remember what the yellow stuff was. It didn’t taste like cheese, it didn’t taste like mustard. Entire thing sitting on bed of lettuce in a cast iron pan.

Here, maybe a different angle will make it look better:

huh. nope.

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Comments 7

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  2. Debi (Table Talk)

    Congrats on your new adventure. Getting the manuscript ready for copy edit is a feat of its own! Your FB comment shares are the best–I needed a good laugh this afternoon

  3. Higgety Piggety

    InDesign (no space between “In” and “Design”) is the top publishing program available, and unless you plan on graphically designing or composing the look of your book it is entirely overkill for your needs. You should use Word (or NeoOffice, it’s free although they request donations to continue their open source development) which allows your publisher a myriad of compositional tools and options. But I digress… How old is your version? If you are having problems (or dashed expectations) perhaps an upgrade is in order. Even if you don’t have the latest version, InDesign has data recovery built-in. They call it “Document Recovery Data” and the location of any recovered data can be determined in the programs preferences under “File Handling”. What’s with the potty mouth? “!#*!)#@ program that doesn’t have a robust “Undo” feature…”. If you are unable to “Undo” you may have the wrong language chosen for your keyboard which changes the key combo mapping from what you EXPECT will “undo”. Check your keyboard language. InDesign undo is unlimited and automatic. You don’t turn it off or on. Take 10 minutes to go through the Preferences settings. Do this with no documents open. Once you have set the preferences to you liking, and there are many personalized tweaks you can make, close the preferences and quit the program. Now, every time you launch the program, your preferences will be the same as the last time. What can I say… I’m a graphics nabob. Have fun!

  4. Pudding Pie Lane

    If you think 28 versions are bad, you should try writing a Cambridge University standard dissertation. I would MUCH rather read your Steamy Kitchen cookbook! 🙂

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