We watched Julie/Julia last night. I whacked my palm on my forehead! Why didn't I think of that?!?!? Pick a famous person and blog about them. After a year, you get 65 phone calls from publishers and agents wanting you to WRITE a book.
No, you don't have to have written the book already. Just blog cute, and you're a shoe-in for fame and fortune.
So, here's my new plan: First, I pick a celebrity chef. I like southwestern food, so Bobby Flay is a top choice. On the other hand, Rachel Ray has REALLY REALLY easy to follow recipes, and I can do them in 30 minutes. After all, that's the name of her show.
So, I watch a Rachel or Bobby episode on food network, then I cook the thing they cooked, then I write on my blog about my experience.
Sheesh, I wish I'd thought of this sooner. I wouldn't have had to write all those pesky books just HOPING to get an agent. Blog food and POW! The agents will call you. Now, how did they get Julie's phone number? Hmm. If she put it on her blog, I'd be surprised if she didn't get even more calls--most of them involving heavy breathing.