Please feel free to tell me if you think I'm completely nuts, but after several requests from customers, and suggestions from family and friends, I'm seriously considering writing a cookbook. It'll be a small run, of course, 100-150 copies at the very most, but I think it might be fun. I managed to put together a cookbook for my mother-in-law a few years back and I enjoyed every single minute of it. I'd like to take it to the next level, though, and do something a little more serious than that.
Do you have any experience with writing a book? I'm open for any and all pointers because aside from doing this myself out of my house, I have no clue what I'm really doing.
Am I totally crazy for even considering this? I have a small stockpile of my own recipes, ones I've created over the years, certainly enough for a book. The complete strangers who eat the food I've prepared (every Troy Night Out) suggest that I do something professional with it. I'm in no position to open a restaurant, although that is a dream of mine, so this just seems like the next logical step. I know this is going to be a lot of work, and I'm totally prepared for that. When I cook I mainly eyeball ingredients and cook to taste, rather than measuring everything out. That's going to have to change for this book.
P.S. Those of you in the area will be thrilled because I'm going to need lots and lots of guinea pigs when I test out recipes. Get your eatin' pants on!