You don't HAVE to write your book. You WANT to write your book.
Well, mama, I think it's super duper amazing that you're writing a book.
Because it's so so so so hard. Mama. Question. Once it's done, are you going to buy your own book?
Well, I think they might give me a copy.
Oh. Good. So they will print up more than one?
Can I help you with the book?
You can check in every few days and see how my writing is going. Just to make sure I'm not drowning.
You're not going to drown!! That's impossible.
Do you know how much I love you, Dashi?
No words. Infinity.
That is correct.
I'm writing a book for Clarkson Potter! It's a family/food memoir (with recipes) called THIS DINNER WILL NOT KILL THEM. My editor is the wonderful Jessica Freeman-Slade who has been following my blog since my very first post. She has gotten me all can't-sleep-at-night excited about writing some longer narratives. I'll be intertwining the current madness in my kitchen with some adventures from my youth. It will be published in fall 2015.
People keep bringing me congratulatory bottles of gin, so we've had lots of martinis this week. Alongside the cocktails, we've been enjoying 5-minute eggs topped with crème fraîche, Sriracha, crunchy salt, and chopped parsley. Each half a creamy, spicy, fatty, salty, glorious, celebratory bite.