"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.