Sunday, December 10, 2006

"C is for cookie"

Is there no limit to the ways to depress a writer who is trying to get her book published? I subscribe to Publisher's Marketplace, a site for the publishing community. It lists current deals, jobs, reviews, pages for agents, editors, writers. And agents can offer books to editors. It's an amazing place for a newbie like moi to troll about, dreaming of the day my name is there along with the words "A very nice deal."

But today there's an offering that made me do more of a "wha-hut?" than the announcement of the OJ book a few weeks ago. Some lovely person/famous chef has written a book about how to run multiple "cookie swaps" throughout the year. Yes, a book devoted to the cookie swap that isn't being sold by The Junior League or The Lutheran Women of St. John's in St. Cloud. A book touting a cookie swap EVERY MONTH! A cookie swap for all seasons. Can you imagine, in your worst nightmare, being invited to a bridal shower cookie swap? A month after you attended a Mother's Day cookie swap. Preceded by the Easter cookie swap. With a follow up July 4th cookie swap?

I don't mean to sound like I have a (chocolate) chip on my shoulder. I love to bake. But for Pete's sake. The whole idea makes me want to snickerdoodle in my pants.

4 comments:

Manic Mom said...

Had to laugh Kim because I am hosting my very first cookie exchange this coming Thursday and I made my 'cookies' tonight. I am expecting about 24 women to attend!

My cookies: saltine crackers drenched in melted sugar-butter, then topped with chocolate chips. It tastes exactly like a Heath candy bar.

I just wish I would have thought to write a book about it first. Damn it all.

ORION said...

Ha! Snickerdoodles! I love those. The oven in my galley takes three years to heat up to 375 so no cookies for me!
Keep trolling PM but no worries...keep dreaming...

Kim Stagliano said...

Ah, Manic Mom? That's not a cookie. It's a cracker soaked in butter with chocolate chips. Where in God's name did you get that recipe???

Susan Senator said...

Kim -
your email bounced back, but i have an idea for this blog post vis a vis publishing...
S