This is the story of a realized dream. What was my website full of recipes is now a blogg-ey website WITH recipes and oh-so-much more.
How did this dream of LARK begin? Things began to happen a few winters ago, snow falling quietly on some nights and rain dripping and melting outside on others. Always I sat on the grey tweed couch, fluorescent computer light and that dream keeping me awake.
Urge to write poetry materialized in what i found safest-writing out all my recipes-until one recipe became 100. Too many to ignore, I started to visualize them in print (because I collect cookbooks and read them like novels), and realized my recipes had a theme and brand. ON A LARK emerged-eating clean and thoughtfully during the week and going out on a lark (letting yourself splurge) a bit on the weekend.
Ultimately my final goal has already been reached. I dreamed of writing poetry again and I am doing that. I’ve joined a group of retired professors, local creatives-all thriving poets in what we call the salon. I love it.
Each week (on my website, Instagram feed, Facebook) I’ll post a new recipe. All cocktails-ALL made in a ONE GALLON size. Why? In order to throw parties you can enjoy, make a pitcher of cocktails. In my life, there's no room for mixing and measuring while the house fills up. If you live alone and can’t drink a gallon (I don’t blame you) have a party to use it up. Buy a nice pitcher for someone and give half to them, etc. etc.
Back to the dream-will you help it materialize? Just because you like to grant wishes and support fun things? I'm shopping the book proposal around to agents and publishers and I need a bigger social media presence. Kind of dying over self-promotion BUT-I do have 65 drink recipes to share, and I think you will like them! I know that I could self-publish this book, but my highest dream is to work with a publisher because I love paper and books and publishing houses. If needed I’ll self publish later down the road-but my Dad always told me to aim high.
On a Lark,