Friday, 29 May 2009

One book on shelves, another one delivered.

Domestic Goddess on a Budget hits the shelves this weekend, while I tackle my publisher's suggestions for my novel. It is very weird to have a book about cleaning recipes and life management out while I wrestle with my dark thriller. I've been very grumpy that the publisher didn't just accept it as is and requires changes, which just goes to show how naive I am about the novel writing process. Apparently this is what you do and my friend and successful novelist Nicky Pellegrino is helping me through it. I have also signed up for a novel writing workshop.  

Anyway, Domestic Goddess on a Budget is only $25 and if you make all the cleaning recipes in it you will save about $35 a month so it will pay for itself!  I'm also interested in any recipes anyone might have tucked away which I will post here and then put in the next edition if there is one. Reviews so far: my friend Jeremy Wells said he liked the relationship advice and the ZB newsroom like the lavender spray cleaner I delivered up there yesterday. Make it yourself by filling a 1 litre spray bottle with warm water, add 1 tsp baking soda, a few drops of dishwashing detergent and 10 drops of lavender essential oil.