Deep Breath

Wouldn’t it be nice if cookbooks wrote themselves? I am trying to get the fire under my but and get this ball rolling, this task just seems so overwhelming! I don’t know where to start. Every time I start, I get frustrated about it and almost want to just give up altogether! Then I see other cookbooks and know that I could totally have one and a good one too. If these people can do it, I can too and I already have all the recipes ready to go.

I guess that I should start with making PDF’s of all of the recipes and designing the actual book. That is what I would like to do and just make it my goal to do one recipe a day. Easy, right? Wrong! There are so many little things to consider, like what font to use, what size font, how the page should be layed out, how many recipes per page, what size and shape the book should be, what the book should be called, etc. Then do I self-publish or get a publisher? I was hoping that this would all be a lot easier. I wish I had someone to do it for me or that there were two of me. One to be a wife and mother and take care of the home and come up with the recipes and one to write the cookbook. Life is so crazy busy every day but I keep on putting one foot in front of the other trying to balance all areas of my life. It is not easy though!

So today I am going to research this cookbook thing a little bit more. It is just so frustrating because I really do have good recipes and pictures and I KNOW that I can do this, I just don’t know where to start. Any suggestions/advice?

What would you like to see in a cookbook? What would you call my cookbook if you were me? What do you think is different about the recipes I come up with? What do you like about the recipes or this blog?

Any words of encouragement or advice would be extremely helpful and appreciated beyond words.

Love you all!