First draft sketches

The first draft sketches of the characters and scenes are here! Marvelous! A few changes, questions and requests and we are moving along.

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Busy, busy with various projects

I’m still busy on other projects, but excitedly anticipating Aija’s first sketches!

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The creative juices are flowing

Yay – the bells are going off, we’re back in touch again! I’m just not used to people losing touch with me like that. But all is well – Aija explained to me that she doesn’t start on projects until she’s 100% ready, and prior to starting, she prays daily and gives herself space until she has the full vision of how to start – and then the ideas just flow out of her from start to end. This is totally understandable. I’m giving her the space that’s needed to accomplish this. In the meantime, I’m taking this opportunity to do some research on more recipes for the future two cookbooks. My husband and I are planning a Northern California road trip too.

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Still no word from Aija

I still haven’t heard back from Aija, but I’m sure there is much happening in Latvia that I have no clue about over here in the States.

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! We all deserve a little break. Off I go.

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I can’t reach my Aija

I’m a bit concerned because for the life of me, I can’t reach my Aija! I haven’t received an email response back from her for a while now.

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An amazing process of creation

10 emails later or there about, I think we have everything pretty much sorted out. It has been an amazing process so far.

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The characters are really coming together

We’re now really moving along with emails going back and forth to get the characters just right. Many of the other tiny details besides the characters themselves are coming up.

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Moving forward on the book

The solution to my communication with Aija is to use her translator. No problems at all! I really like them both! Aija agrees to allow me total creative control of my characters. Amazing! We are moving forward on the book! Contract signed and we are on a roll.

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Aija doesn’t speak a word of English

I am back in Florida again. Interesting news. Aija does not speak a word of English. This could be a problem. I guess we’ll have to see how everything works out. In the meantime, I’m going to have a phone conversation with her translator (which I just found out she has) to figure out the next steps.

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