This is a follow-up to last week’s post: On Writing Books. I mentioned that years ago, I had a contract to write a book about paper lamp shades. The project was terminated after I had completed my entire outline and turned in a few chapters. Needless to say, this was a huge disappointment, but by this time I had two books under my belt with Storey Publishing. So I decided to propose that Storey pick up the tab for a book about paper and light. Ta da! Paper Illuminated was published in 2001.