Monday, 31 December 2007

What's next: first six months of 2008

Now that I have an idea, if I want to move on and do something I need a schedule. And especially because this won't be (and economically cannot be) my prime and only interest, I need it, to fit everything in... Or at least, trying to fit everything in my life!
This is the schedule I came up with...

January 2008:
by the 15th, draft of the table of contents, without a recipe list but with a minimum recipe number
by the 30th, list of all the recipes, with title and 1 line description

February 2008:
I'm already very busy in February as I'm going to organize a big event with a group of friends, so better not add anything else...

March 2008:
by the 30th, answer to the 3 basic questions: why me? Why now? Who cares?

April 2008:
by the 18th, write at least 3 example recipe, tested and photographed (maybe this will slip later, as from the 19th April to the 3rd May I'll be on vacation in Morocco)

May 2008:
by the 30th, layout of a sample recipe page, a text page and title page (for the latter, layout without a picture, which I'll choose among all the book pictures)

June 2008:
Propose the book to someone, you lazy moron!!!

The beginning

Since sometime I have in mind an idea for a cookbook...
I'm a foodblogger, and exactly like all the other foodbloggers in the world I want to publish my cookbook! Rise an hand who NEVER had a single thought about it... Mmmh, no, I don't believe you! ;-)
I don't even see anything wrong about it... Should I?
I do not want to write it for "fame".
I do not want to write it for money.
I want to write because I think it would lovely to share everything with people that doesn't even know about blogs, like my in laws, my relatives, my friend... You see, it's not about the money: none of this people will ever by "my book": they'll pretend it as a present!

Anyway, this afternoon I was getting ahead with my good propositions for 2008, and I was writing down some basic notes on the book, and ideas were just blossoming, so I thought, well, I should open a blog and write about it...

Here I am...

Because we are beginning!
And by beginning I mean that we are really beginning: I have an idea, but that's all!
I haven't written a book proposal, I haven't got a book deal, I have contacted an e-book editor, but with a very airy idea...
So, basically, all I have is an idea!