Thursday, January 05, 2012

It's Official

I'm writing a cookery book with intent to publish.

First Step: Make my lab notes and formulas understandable for others to read. 

Not sure if my book will sell or not, or even where this process will take me.  But right now none of that matters, because it feels like I'm doing what I should be.

And that feels good.

37 comments:

  1. That's wonderful! Your grilled cheese sandwhich recipe is one of my favs!!! I use it all the time. So yummy. Good luck and happy writing!!!

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  2. Good luck with the book and it's definitely a good idea. Hopefully the start of something big:)

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  3. That's wonderful! If the recipes have been tried and tested then why not :)

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  4. RaShelle: I did not know that. In fact, I didn't even think I wrote the steps with the cooling technique on this blog. Well, I'm going to my work cut out for me.

    Thanks for the kinds words.

    PhilH: Thank you. Don't know if it will sell but it feels good not to care about that part, right this minute.

    Alex: It sure is fun. Been writing formulas and steps for so long now, might as well put them all together. Because you know, I don't think I can go another week with Tim telling me that I need to write this book.

    Jess: Thank you, Jess. I'm excited.

    Bartender: Much more testing and writing and rewriting and more testing, but I've got myself a good solid start.

    And really, why not is right.

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  5. What?!?! Give away your delicious secrets?
    Good luck, I'm sure it'll be a prized possession for any Kitchen Delver!

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  6. Very exciting! Good luck to you!

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  7. Cool beaners! You get published, I'll be buying two ('cause I have a friend who LOVES to cook!).

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  8. Congrats! Hard part will be taking all the pics and keeping them sorted, unless you're going old school with no pics.

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  9. Excellent! And yes, you must include your pics because they SHOW the beauty of the recipe -if that makes sense :)

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  10. mshatch is right! Your pictures are the best!

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  11. Lurker: Thanks Bunches :-)

    bliss: Well, they won't be very good stored in my brain after I'm dead, so I might as well share.

    Jamie: Thank you, kindly.

    James: Groovy, indeed.

    Stacy: You are super duper kind.

    Dan: If I self-publishing, I'll use my photography. Love, love, love shooting foods. So much fun. Relaxing, as well.

    mshatch: Thanks :-) I love taking photos. And you take beauties yourself.

    Stacy: Thanks for the kind words.

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  12. I'm glad it feels good for you. Just starting the process of doing something like that is a thrill. I know you'll have fun no matter what. I'm excited to see the end result!

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  13. Congrats and good luck! Hey - do you ever post food pics at Pinterest?

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  14. Excellent news!!!!!! Go for it Girl!!!!

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  15. Awesome! Good luck (looks like another potential present for Lady Rachel)

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  16. VegHead: I've been writing food stuff for so long, but now it's an official project with intent to publish. Thanks for the good cheers.

    John (Matt): I have not. Just Googled it and it looks like a busy busy site. Have you posted on it?

    Ray: Thanks for the excitement.

    Flea: Thank you for the support. It's gonna mean much more time in the lab but I'm up for the fun.

    Southpaw: Hello, fellow food writer. Thanks for the drop in. Looking forward to seeing where your new site goes.

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  17. Whooohooo! I want one as well!

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  18. That's great! Can't wait to see it!

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  19. Way-to-go girl! That's wonderful. Can't wait to read all about it :)

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  20. Good for you!! Enjoy yourself! :)

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  21. Awesome attitude, and the golden rule has always been to "write what you know" :D

    Happy New Year!

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  22. Fried Awesome with Awesome Sauce and a cold Awesome Brew to wash it down!

    I feel like I'm about to learn the secrets of the universe. Well, the rest of them anyway. I know a couple.

    I can't wait to see it. Congrats HW!

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  23. Susan: Thanks for the support :-)

    Matt: You guys are great. Much thanks.

    Daisey: Long haul ahead but looking forward to more work. It'll be fun. Thanks for the cheers.

    Kim: Gonna be a fun project. Been working on it for awhile, now it's time to do it with intent to publish.

    Jen: Will do, thanks.

    Tracy: Don't much care for that rule. But thanks for the drop-in and Happy 2012.

    Barking: You're awesome yourself. Thanks for the cheers.

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  24. Yay Whisk :))))) It will be brilliant!

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  25. Wow, that has struck a chord. It should feel good. It's brilliant news and we all think so.

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  26. Tzimiscedracul: Thanks bunches :-)

    Niki: Appreciate the support :-))))

    Porky: Good feelings and lots of work.

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  27. Ooh, that sounds awesome! I love cookbooks. I have a ton and can always add more! Writing a cookbook must be a ton of fun!

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  28. Blogger ate my post!

    Make sure and sign me up for one.... I cannot wait for the cookbook!

    Much karma and good thoughts coming your way!

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  29. Kimberly: It is fun, but I find all writing fun. Fiction, non-fiction, and food writing. Any day writing, is a good day.

    Boric: Thank you for your excellent good vibes and cheerful message. Much appreciated.

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  30. That's cool! And of course you'll have to have plenty of extra on hand to distract the dogs.

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