Well, that’s it. I am committed. I have just signed the contract to deliver the second edition of my book by March 2015. That’s an easy deadline to hit, but nonetheless is a deadline and deadlines mean pressure.
The new edition promises to be very different to the first. There will be a new title (Nutrition, Health and Disease: A Lifespan Approach), greatly expanded opening chapter to include more on research methods, a doubling of the number of figures, colour (!) and a huge amount of online support material.
All of the OCD elements of book writing are lined up too. I have a new fountain pen, shed loads of ink, a fine hard-backed notebook and have almost made the endless music selection (almost but not quite).