Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Look what I can do

Words: Up
Caffeine: Morning cup-o decaf
Evil Calories: Homemade peasant bread with either honey or Nutella. Every five minutes. Or so.

Who else here thinks mother nature accidentally drank her eye makeup remover again? Seriously, what is the with the weather? Last week I was freezing my cankles off, and now it's 80 and I'm sweating like a fat girl locked out of a donut shop. Just fyi...pregnant + heat = seventh level of hell. Ick. Just ick.

Anyway, in between hot flashes and Twinkie binges (I can't help it! They're spongy and full of cream!), I've finally breathed some life back into my food blog. A) because I love to cook and B) because it's a lovely distraction from all this querying. One cannot check their email every four seconds if one is kneading dough for cinnamon rolls or chopping vegetables for a stir fry, right?

Speaking of the querying - all I will say is that it's going much better than it did for my first book. Of course I've gotten my share of rejections, but I've also gotten a small handful of both partial and full requests. I even had one agent compare my little ol' book to one of my favorite books of all time, which I found shocking and incredibly humbling. Needless to say, I am a very lucky little bunny. Even if nothing ends up happening with this book, I know I caught the attention of a few agents, which can only help me on my next one.

Now, back to cramming my cake hole! So far, I only have a few entries in my food blog (which you can visit here), but with all my wild cravings and the hubby's exceptional photography, it'll be filled out in no time!

7 comments:

Kari said...

Well, now I'm craving Twinkies, so thanks for that! Really though, I wanted to say congrats on the positive feedback for your book! That's awesome!!! Keep us posted!

Kris said...

Yes, great news! I know you'll be a big star soon. Don't forget your favorite cousin! :-) Love ya!

auntie said...

Good job!! Ya know I can still make room for more books in my book shelves! :-)

Ray Veen said...

Those are some really good signs, Vivi, I never got a full request until my seventh book. And yeah, the more you learn, the more it escalates. You're on your way.

Carrie Harris said...

It'll happen! Don't doubt it for a minute!

Now I have to go find a Twinkie...

Jewel/Pink Ink said...

Vivi, that is so awesome your querying is going so well!! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Awesome!!!!