For the last couple of weeks, I've been in a quandary.
I didn't want to write on my two new stories, nor did I want to write on my weight-loss project, I simply made candy. Taking recipes that I found and changing them up a bit.
And it wasn't until I was commenting on Marilyn Pappano's blog--re: a typical day in the life of an author--that it struck me. . .
I write a blog on Wednesday's about health, weight-loss and general exercise, while on Friday's I write a post about food, more specifically--making candy.
I thought it was kind of funny in an oxymoronic sort of way.
Here I am, your basic schlub who lost 45 pounds touting the benefits of good health and exercise, while I crave making candy. I really, really enjoy the creating process of candy making. Numerous writing friends have suggested that I write a non-fiction book about my weight loss, while others have mentioned that I need to write a cookbook about making candy.
Well, I have zero platform for either of those endeavors. I'm not some exercise guru like Jillian Michaels, nor am I a candy/cake diva like Kerry Vincent (she's a hometown gal, so I feel I must throw her name around!), BUT what if I found a way to combine the two.
Wouldn't that be a laugh?
So I mentioned it in a tweet that I had this thought while on my daily walkies . . . and I actually had a few people mention that they would buy the book.
I have lots of material from my blogs, but it will take some time to make it a cohesive type of book.
So if y'all have any suggestions for chapter titles and their contents, I'm all ears.
I've only thought about one chapter idea--The Fudge Factor--yes, the recipes would be fudge, but the chapter topic would be how we try to cheat ourselves on our weight-loss journey.
All I have to say is that blogs are easier to write since all I have to do is brain dump a single topic. Writing coherent chapter from a bunch of brain dumps is harder to organize!
So sayeth the writer of the Virgo sign, whose mission in life is efficient organization!
Chat with y'all later, I have some blogs to organize!