I love placeholders. It's easy to feel overwhelmed when an idea sparks a vision that shows up in bits and pieces, with no clear path to completion. It's a myth that you have to wait for the whole picture to appear. You can start where you are, one foot in front of the other, move forward and circle back. That is the best strategy to get an elephant of a task done and that's what placeholders give you the time and space to do. Zig Ziglar said it best "Go as far as you can see, and when you get there, you will be able to see further".
Almost 3 years ago, I published my first book, Bake Something, The Book of Sins, Easy Dough Recipes Made From Scratch. I honestly thought that was the end of my publishing journey. It involved a lot of trial and error in a field I had no experience. I eventually found my way to Amazon and self-published the book in November 2018.
When the inspiration to write a follow up book simmered up, I had no idea what the theme, title or cover would be. Time took care of that with stay-at-home orders freeing up schedules. What else is one to do during a pandemic? Recipe testing, illustrating and photographing food kept me sane and focused even with a blurred roadmap. The theme took a while to clarify and the cover, even longer but the second time around the block was a bit easier with templates already in place. The most rewarding part of this project has been seeing it through to the end and to finally hold a hard copy of this vision in my hands.
Norman Vincent Peale said: "Throw your heart over the bar and your body will follow". And so it did. Introducing my new book, Nourish, Real and Simple, Everyday Recipes Made From Scratch.