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Secret Projects

I’ve had to keep a big project under warps wraps for the last month. The last few days I was on the edge of my seat waiting for the word to let it go.
Over the past year I have been working on appearing more comfortable on camera and I owe Don D. Lewis a lot for all the help he has provided.
I have the pleasure of being part of BlissTV and my first appearance with other Arianne, Audrey, Danielle, and  Jo-Lynne was launched late Friday night. If you haven’t seen it, it’s on Home-Ec101.com. The best part, is I can actually watch it and not cringe every time I show up.
I can’t wait to work on future projects with Alli and Barbara.

Very Cool Tool

I tried out Prezi for my workshop on Saturday.

Lots of fun stuff, I’ll be tweaking it a little more to smooth out the transitions, but overall I think it is very cool.

For the Extended Family

A friend of mine video-ed the recording he made of my appearance on Lowcountry Live. I thought I’d share it here so extended family could get a giggle.

The News

A month ago I was contacted by an editor at a traditional publisher. She wanted to know if I would be interested in having a conversation about turning Home-Ec 101 into a book.

Immediately I turned to Google and Facebook, looking to see if it was a legit company.


I returned the email and a few days later we had a conversation that outlined the whole process.  The biggest hurdle is the pitch. She sent me a sample proposal and from that I began piecing together one for Home-Ec 101. After stressing about it and pestering people into giving their opinions, I finally turned it in -before the deadline, thank you very much.

Since then, it’s been a waiting game. Well, until yesterday that is. Around 1pm I got an email from the editor saying they really liked the idea and that it seems marketable. In fact, they wanted to hear it pitched in a larger size. (The original specs were for a paperback, slightly taller than your average novel, but not as thick (about 240 pgs ). Apparently they want to see it priced out in a larger book, I don’t know if that has anything to do with the number of words, adding content, or if it’s to allow for more whitespace.  I’ll negotiate my contract when the final size & cost of production are figured out.

Regardless, I’m beyond excited, if nothing else, this is flattering and validating. I plug away at HE101 hoping I’m not wasting my time.  Insecure much?  Always.

Publishing projects take a while, so it will be some time before I make the big announcement on Home-Ec 101. It’s not a secret, but I’m going to try to not make a big deal out of it until closer to the release.

I’m still on cloud nine.

Being Brave?

Well, it’s silly, but there is an open casting call for a cooking show. It’s today from 2 -4 and I’m going to go for it.

What the heck, right?

If I ask my readers at Home Ec 101 to be fearless in the kitchen, then I must follow my own advice, even if it means I’ll look like a stammering goofball in front of people.

Here goes!