Before anything else, I’m thrilled to announce my Learning How to Learn Fiction series is shared in The Book Designer’s 101st Carnival of the Indies! If you don’t subscribe to their blog, I highly recommend it. Lots of valuable info for the self-publishers out there.
On to week eight…
It’s nice to have a little faith in yourself from time to time, but it’s doubly nice for others to remind you (like many of my blogging friends did last week) that we all have moments when we have to just sit back and accept that the rest of the world needs more of us than we’re ready to give. Intellectually, I knew I would get my head above water again, but when your feet are tangled in seaweed and every ounce of your body is telling you to panic–this is it; you’re done; kaput–it’s difficult not to flay and drown.
1,200 daily words on average for week #8. Very happy with that given my still somewhat harried schedule.
I know this will be a busy week with work and travel for the WMG Anthology Workshop in Las Vegas, so I’m going in expecting the numbers will be a little lower than they could be. That makes things somewhat easier on my conscience.
On to the grub…
This week, I wanted to use a new food processor we bought. It’s a kitchen staple that has been showing up a lot on cooking shows my wife and I watch, so we decided it would be a worthwhile investment for all the cooking I’ll be doing this year.
So far, this thing is brilliant. It slices…it dices…it writes novels (not yet, but maybe the AI-enabled ones will in ten years and then I won’t have to cook OR write).
I couldn’t find an online version of the recipe we used (it’s in a real, actual paper book), but this seems to match up if you substitute cod for salmon (again, my apologies as you need a membership to view).
I present to you, cod cakes with garlic basil aioli!
Hope you have a fantastic week ahead of you!