Monday, March 1, 2010
Anybody miss me? I feel like a bent fork and its been eons since I posted. It's also been over a week since I worked on my cookbook. Sigh. I'll go with blaming work, but not in a bad way, I happen to love my job and love that I have a job!
Let's see when I last left off, Fine Cooking Magazine wrote an issue that looks just like the cookbook I'm devastated but they happily agreed to back off and put my name on the cover. Okay what really happened is that friends and blogger buddies told me to cheer up, carry on, finish the book ( Fine Cooking was encouraging too).
I wish I could remember who tweeted the name of this inspiring book, "Will Write For Food" by Dianne Jacob, truly a life boat sent to rescue my drowning ambition. In the first chapter it's apparent if I want to write a cook book, you bet my work's cut out for me. Ms. Jacob is teasing me with well written passages by accomplished authors and challenging me to "get passion across, write about the senses, describe my own voice" shes tough. I like her.
Straight away I try out some writing exercises. It's like going to the gym for the first time, I'm overwhelmed by things I've never tried before. To think all this time I thought I was writing about food, was I saying anything at all?
I set in front of the keys and will them to type brilliant things about "artichoke cheese cake" a recipe in my book. It reads back like a commercial for teeth whitening. Looks like I need more exercise, I just hope I'm not sore tomorrow.