So on Monday, I got a few frantic emails and texts asking me if I had completely lost my mind. Apparently everyone I know - we’re talking my friends, my agent, my family- couldn’t figure out that Monday’s post was an April Fool’s Day joke until they got all the way down to the disclaimer waaaaaaay at the bottom.
Let’s look at that fact a little closer. Halfway through the post, I featured this picture:
And yet everyone I know STILL thought this was a serious post for several more paragraphs. I don’t think this speaks as poorly for them and their gullibility as it does for me, and the fact that the people who know me best would honestly think that a picture of Grover Cleveland as a chicken could be a legitimate part of my logic process.
I won’t let peoples doubts about my competency as a human being kill my buzz over the fact that with our April Fools post, my writers block seems to be officially over!!! Let’s not pretend that this blog hasn’t been sucking something awful for a few weeks and I’ve totally been phoning it in, because I have, and I completely apologize for that.
I went through a massive depression after completing the book, which I wasn’t really expecting. I spent the better part of 18 months with my entire life revolving around planning, proposing, selling, writing, rewriting, RErewriting, photographing, and editing this thing, and then suddenly a few weeks ago my part was done, and the center of my universe was suddenly in someone elses hands. Now all I can really do is wait until October when I’ll be able to hold the finished book for the first time, pray people buy it, and that’s really about it.
Apparently this is a very common thing amongst authors - someone in the industry compared it to having a baby, then immediately having the baby whisked away from you and returned when they’re 22 and “finished”. Considering I’ve suffered from post partum depression before (which I chronicled here), I suppose I should have expected this (and of course I didn’t, because I am DUMB).
Point is, being depressed and sitting down late at night, staring a blank computer screen, telling yourself “BE FUNNY NOW DAMNIT!!!”- that doesn’t work out as easily as you would hope. Also learned that eating a pint of ice cream will not somehow miraculously make the magic happen.
But Grover Cleveland has seemingly changed all of that! I’m back on the horse and ready to post things that make us all slightly dumber two times a week!
PS- Watch Happy Endings on ABC tonight because if this show gets cancelled there will be no ending my depression and I will hold you all responsible AND YOU WILL ALL FEEL MY WRATH.
I will also be making you hungry two times a week, regardless if my writing is any good or not! Like right now!
Toasted Almond: Almond cake, vanilla buttercream, toasted almonds
Chocolate Graham: Chocolate cake, graham cracker buttercream, ganache, graham crumbs
Pecan French Toast: Maple custard soaked cinnamon cake, maple cinnamon buttercream, maple glazed pecans
Hot Sundae: Chocolate cake, vanilla buttercream, chocolate fudge, marachino cherry