Clotilde of Chocolate & zucchini documents her work on the cookbook:
- Book Update, Part I: The Book Deal
- Book Update, Part II (the recipes)
- Book Update, Part III: Recipe Testing
- I may add more posts if they come
Here is a little story from the first post:
But first things first: how did the book deal land on my doorstep?
It probably won’t come as a scoop to anyone that this very blog you are reading was vastly instrumental. Creating and maintaining C&Z showed me that food writing was something I loved, something I was serious about, and something I was ready to work hard at in order to make it an actual job thing — you know, the kind that pays the bills and the shoes. This realization came early on, after just a few months of blogging, but back then it sounded completely wild and unrealistic, just a dream I could pet and play with in the privacy of my own mind.
But as time went by, and to my utter surprise I might add, I started receiving more and more encouragement from readers, people neither I nor my mother had paid, who told me I should really keep it up, and that they could totally see me writing a book. A book? The idea started to stretch tiny wings, flapping them tentatively to see if there was anything to it. [...]
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