July 24, 2009
As I struggle with what to write today I realize that many of you are probably not familiar with a very seedy side of being a writer. The fact that much of our craft is done alone - through much self motivation. Telling someone I'm a writer may sound cool and wonderful but actually being a writer requires a heck of a lot more than that. I requires you to sit - many times alone - in a chair for hours withough fidgeting - without looking for distractions as you try to be creative and amazing through your words. It's a lot of pressure some times to meet your own expectations let alone everyone else's.
And, writing a cookbook requires something even beyond just sitting. It involves continuous grocery shopping...chopping...washing dishes and cleaning the fridge. The whole process sometimes feels hopeless and endless. But - there's always a light at the end of the tunnel. And that's what I'm striving for!
So - for all you true writers out there (the ones that write more than they actually talk about it) hang in there until you find your light at the end of your tunnel!
And so..recipes for today?
Sweet and Sour Pumpkin - it's amazing and is cooking now. I'll let you know how it goes. And Jasmine I promise I'll post the recipe for you!