My writing space is about 80% together. However, I had a huge cooking demo and had to stop and prepare. On the other hand, what I have done is so comforting and truly me that I have no problem putting off finishing into the summer.
Monetizing my business has been a mental struggle. That is one reason I am writing the book, You’re Not Dead, Yet – Nutrition for the over 50 crowd. People ask me for a book at every cooking demo or presentation. Right now, the project is in the hands of a publisher. In the meantime, I am re-shooting and shooting anew video recipes to accompany the Ebook. You should be able to click on links to bring you to recipes that reflect the nutrition info you have been reading in each chapter.
But that Ebook is at least a few months away and I need to make you, other blog readers and YouTube viewers happy with content that will better your lives, increase cash-flow and create my long term goals of creating a more compassionate world through parties, food and fun.
Well, my time banging out walls and designing a closet formulated a clear plan.
To better your lives through content, I am starting a subscriber service via the YouTube Channel. Folks have written that they had to wander around on the channel to find what they wanted and they wanted PDFs of the recipes. A subscription service means I can spend time sending off PDFs and answering emails like, “What is that eggplant tomato recipe?” I can take the 10 minutes to sift through and send all the videos with eggplant and tomatoes. Also, I will be able to create a series of basic cooking/shopping techniques. Helping newbies in the kitchen is why I teach teens cooking, seasoning and knife skills.
For creating a more compassionate world through fun, this summer I am conducting cooking demos almost every weekend. [Check out my Facebook page for details.] In the fall, I will have my Cooking Club. A small group of 10 will learn to prepare dishes to keep their girl/boy-ish figures once a week for 4 weeks. I am also looking at having a weekend intensive next spring.
But farmers markets aren’t the only place to have cooking craziness. The BIG cooking demonstration I spoke of in the beginning of this was my second at a state conference. What a hoot! Party and event planners, take note. What is the best way to end a day of sitting on your rear watching slide presentations for 8 hours than to crack up with a LaDiva Girl-ish Figure Gastronomy? Yes, there will be the Diva-ette Dancers!
So, my “step backward” writing break that seemed incredibly decadent and merely work-aversion actually gave me a new plan . . . with twice as much work to do. And I have to get back to it.