Post Edited (Sherrine) : 4/8/2009 8:35:45 AM (GMT-6)
Patsie...you go girl! If you have an agent that will help you, and need to get your foot in the door, give him/her a try. Cook books are always in demand and yours sounds very interesting. The publishing business is nasty and the truth is, by the time the distributors, agents and book stores get their cut, there isn't much left for the author. I'm going without an agent this time, even though he has my outline and likes the idea...15-20%? Nah...even though they have more accesss to the big publishers. I will tell you that Warner Books are the most open to unsolicited manuscripts. Write a book that inspires you and go for it!
And you don't have to match my humor...I could never write a cookbook...NEVER!(Unless it was 200 pages of making paste out of flour and water!)
Post Edited (Spatchie) : 4/8/2009 1:36:12 PM (GMT-6)
I'm not creative either, but I will be happy to share crazy ways we have taken care of medical needs. Most are from when I was growing up. My mother didn't drive and with six kids running around she needed to use what she had handy.
There was the time my sister came running into the house after being bitten by a squirrel...my mom stuck her finger into a bottle of Listerine.
I was running around barefoot and cut the bottom of my fourth toe on a broken bottle neck. My mother took a slab of chewing tobacco and wrapped it around my toe.
For a toothache we would bite on cloves.
A bee sting or other bug bite was covered with a paste of baking soda and water.
When my own kids would come in after a fall, I would give them a bag of frozen vegetables as an ice pack.
Then there was the time that my son came home from school with two tiny pencils scotch taped around his thumb as a split for a broken thumb!
Post Edited (Sherrine) : 4/9/2009 4:55:21 PM (GMT-6)