Monday, July 02, 2012
The Perils of Publication
Happy July! That means it's time for another installment of my column, Cooking Up a Storey over at the Erotica Readers and Writers Association. This month I discuss the "Perils of Publication," namely how the focus on external validation can distract a writer from what's really important in the process. Speaking for myself, it took far too long for me to examine my own assumptions about what publication and success in the marketplace means. It's not an easy process, but the rewards are great--just as they are when you take on the complicated, but delicious recipe I highlight this month for Venetian cookies. I always get rave reviews for these colorful treats, and many people have told me they are their favorite cookies ever. Thin layers of almond cake sandwiched with apricot jam and glazed with semi-sweet chocolate--pure heaven. So go ahead and take a bite!