War stories

Often the best way to keep a project moving along is if someone's counting on you. When we answer only to ourselves, there's too much temptation to slack off. But a good friend Adrianne who's also a great designer got talking about her own project she wants to self publish – a cookbook.

I know she'll make a huge success of the look and feel of it as a product, so we readily agreed to share tips, information, advice and ideas. We're going to meet regularly to talk about progress.

So having a sounding board and someone I feel obliged to give progress reports to is just the beginning – she'll be able to tell me so much about stock, design, printing etc she'll be much more help to me than I'll ever be to her…