Friday, September 20, 2013

The Proof is in the Pudding

Yes, I'm still alive and back with a brand new post. Thanks for your patience with my absentee-ism, but summer was much too busy and short. And my apologies especially to any younger readers for my most recent, interim posting.  You deserve better.


I've never really understood that old saying " the proof is in the pudding".  I know you have to "proof" yeast, so I could get an adage like "the proof is in the cinnamon buns", or "the proof is in the kronuts", though even that is still pretty obscure. Maybe they (those mysterious coiners of idioms) mean English pudding, as in, any ol' dessert.

Hmmmmmm........ time out while I Google it.....

(please enjoy the entertainment)


So.... it's actually "the proof of the pudding is in the eating,", as in, you can only tell how good a thing is by sampling the finished product. Well, I guess I wasn't too far off. The thing is, I finally have the hard copy of my book in my hands.  Not the FINISHED copy, mind you.  This is a write-all-over-me-with-blue-pen-and-make-corrections copy.  In other words, a proof.

And is it ever proving necessary! Though I'm resisting the urge to edit my own writing yet again (for the most part), it's loaded with errors that occurred during formatting - argh!!!!!!! And I'm making a pretty blue-pudding mess of it.

Sometimes I wonder if I'll ever really hold the finished, truly published version in my hands --- if I'll have the stamina to see this marathon thru to the finish. A watched pot might never boil, but dreams only take wing when you stop chewing the fat, poop or get off the pot, and put some elbow grease into it! Yes, I know why the caged bird sings: SHE WANTS SOME PUDDING! for crying out loud!

At least while waiting for my just dessert, I've got this sweet little dumpling to fill me up.....

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