My first travel piece came flowing spontaneously out of my brain. I had difficulty keeping up with the flow as I wrote it down. Very little tweaking or rewriting. I had talked about the experiences it portrayed so often, it was as if the piece was already well rehearsed.
Currently I am writing a new book: Menus and Museums. A Vegetarian Art-Lover's Guide to Paris. It will focus on the amazing museums of Paris, a brief history and overview of their contents, and a little practical advice on visiting them. Then there will recommendations of restaurants in the museum or nearby with vegetarian or vegan options. Since French cuisine is very meaty, most of the suggestions will be of ethnic cuisines. A special section will provide information on these various cuisines and what one might order off the menu. The introduction has a lot of practical advice you might enjoy. I will post some sections here from time to time. 5/22/18