2014 has arrived and with it these crazy cold temperatures with a fancy name! No, the Polar Vortex is not a new menthol light extra slim ladies’ cigarette or a frozen drink you have too many of and end up karaoking Heart’s “What About Love” standing on top of the bar. I feel 80′s hair coming on.
No, the Polar Vortex has frozen most of the U.S., hopefully gotten you indoors, snuggled with cozy slippers and a steaming mug of hot cocoa (extra marshmallows, please!) perusing the Internet, and somehow, gratefully, reaching me!
For those of you who don’t know me, I am a writer based in South Florida (it is cold for us here, too, although I won’t reveal specific temperatures, you’ll either hate me or call me a wimp, or both.) I’ve been writing about food on my blog, Culinary Compulsion, since 2006, take a peek- it’s that link over there under my picture… Fun and tasty stuff. And easy. I’m a low-maintanance gal through and through: short hair, lip gloss, Crocs. You get it. The cooking is the same. But I’m a bit of a food snob, if you’re okay with that. Which is code for I like stuff to taste good. So, it’s a match made in heaven, really- low maintenance food snobs are great friends to have around, especially if we give out recipes, which I do! I promise it’s all good. Deliriously wonderful. Give it a try, let me know what you think.
For the past eight months I’ve been working on my first book. Yes! A book! Juicy, fabulous stuff! I’m on edit #2 zillion. Almost done. Really, truly. The good news is that I’ve re-read it so many times during my editing process and each time I like it more and more! So I hope you will too! Then it’s off to getting it published. Here’s the kicker and I’m putting it out there for all of you to chime in on: self-publish or go the traditional route? I’m wondering out loud. I go back and forth on this one, you see. Lots of pros and cons wherever you look.
Thoughts? Insight? Let me know! I would love to hear!