No coffee yet, "Woods" by George Winston on iTunes. It seems hardly right to have another contest when Andrea still has not collected her prize from the last one, but my brain is fried and I have a deadline of TODAY. So here's the challenge: Each of the projects in the book has one or more tips associated with it. The tips are going into a sidebar on the project page. I just used the heading "Tips" for my sidebar, but the publisher wants something jazzier. They suggested "Hot Tips". Cindy Jenkins' book on glass bead making (same publisher) also uses the term "hot tips", as does Gil Reynolds in his video on kiln forming. I think not. Warm Tips (for "warm" or kiln-formed glass) is already used by Brad Walker on warmglass.com (not going there, no way, no how). So I need a name that is a good soundbite for the project sidebar tips. Winner gets... oh, something good before Mother's Day. I need it NOW so get thinking.
It's O'Dark Thirty and I am up working on the book, again. Weren't these days supposed to be over? (Remember done, done, done!?). Editing is taking longer than I thought it would, again, and I have bumped fusing and shipping back yet another day. I am now past due on the ship dates for five orders with two more due to go out next week.
It's also time to start preparing for the ACRE show in Vegas the first of May--hotel room, airline tickets, shipping plan and shipping cartons. Time is compressing again and I go blithely on committing to more and more projects and deadlines. I think it's congenital.
I close with the artist photo I got from the photographer yesterday for the book jacket. Clearly my little I-don't-like-any-of-the-portraits meltdown yesterday was undeserved. I love professional airbrushing.