True love. Marriage. Wow.
So during my brain breaks at work, I compiled my blog schedule and came up with some wicked titles and summaries of what I hope to share with all of you. This journey of becoming not only a published author (which I have dreamed of becoming since birth) but a cookbook author (which I NEVER expected) has been incredibly amazing, stressful, frightening, and enlightening. My hope is that you will learn that dreams do come true (sometimes in ways you never expected), challenges can be overcome, perseverance pays off, and maybe a few secrets about becoming an author and some fun foodie tips.
- Don’t write a cookbook in less than six months.
If I had hoped to start off my first year of marriage in a relaxed fashion, I failed tragically. But we have accomplished so much in the last year and have had experiences that have helped us grow closer together.
- Don’t sign a contract before writing your first recipe.
Before signing the contract for Cooking Through College, I had never written down a recipe—like ever. I didn’t think it could be that hard! But that was a lie. I practically had to learn how to write again.
- Don’t be so stressed about cooking (and making everything perfect) that you can’t enjoy cooking.
I still enjoyed eating just fine, which is totally fine if you are a bear going into hibernation...
Either way, this experience of writing a book is worth sharing because I am a novelist and children’s picture book writer by trade. I never dreamed of writing a cookbook.
Yet here I am!