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Friday, March 10, 2017

Book Writing and Crowd Sourcing

It's been a bit of time since my last blog post I know. I've been putting my concentration into the book I'm writing about my travels (and dying my hair silver-blonde, because why not?). And as this is my first real foray into the writing realm, I wanted to put my attention there.

Finding a comfortable place to write, the time to write and figuring out what enables me to be my most creative have taken up most of that time. Also, I'm relying on the incredible kindness of friends and family for my living accommodations right now. It may happen that I will have to self-publish, and if so I want to ensure I have the money to do so.

In a perfect world, I'll find a literary agent who will be blown away by what I've written and they will, in turn, find me a publisher who will make all my dreams come true. But the world ain't perfect, as we all know.
This is where, perhaps, you, oh gentle readers, come in. Having never written a book before I would like to crowdsource to all of you for publishing contacts. Googling Literary Agents and sending off query letters to them only gets you so far.
Right now I'm all but done with the travel stories portion of the book. There will be tweaking there, I am sure, but for the most part Done! Now it's on to recipe writing and testing. Some of you may be the recipients of the food made.
My hope and I have many of them as you can see, is that by the end of summer this book will be heading off to be published. Then I'll go on another whirlwind cross-country tour to promote it.
In the mean time, as I write and wander about here in Colorado I'm still eating my face off with family and friends. Once a month I try to get a gang together to try restaurants that offer up a world of different foods, literally. So far we've done Chinese Dim Sum and Japanese Ramen. Next on the list is Ethiopian.
Lastly, I wanted to let you all know that I've been featured on a mini-blog over at Feastly!  Their #GirlsWithKnives stories showcase some of the strong and creative female forces in the food biz. And I'm one of them. Check it out here!