Well here I am a few weeks into my new web business. I have been working hard on Martha's book and Cindy's book. Cindy has decided that she would like to see a June 1st release date. I told her that the date is totally attainable.
Cindy wants to focus on the people, places and things that inspired her work. With that view in mind her book will have a center section of photos of her family both immediate and ancestrial.
Work on Martha's book is completely different. The author of the poetry has passed away and it is her nephew that is compiling the work. The book has been transformed many times as he and I and then his sister have brainstormed and formed the book from those ideas.
Originally it was only to be a small book with Martha's poetry in it to be sold to her family. But it has metamorphasized into a large coffee table style family photo album that is highlighted and beautifully punctuated by Martha's unique poetry.
I find it rewarding and fun to see a book take shape from a pile of old photographs and stack of handwritten poems. The true reward will be when the author or customer sees the work for the first time in its completed form. I love to see their eyes light up with pleasure. It's the best accolade that anyone could hope for.
I can't wait to actually hold both of them in my hands.