Friday, March 18, 2011

Happy Friday!

Oak Alley: The amazing plantation where part of my story takes place.

I hope everyone has had a fun and productive week.  I'm working hard to wrap up yet another revision on my book.  It's hard to believe how naive I was when I sat down to write this novel almost two years ago.  I've come so far, worked so hard and learned so much since that day.  I've traveled and made some amazing connections in the process as well.  I have a new respect for the craft of writing and for writers in general.  My goal is to query some literary agents next month.  I have no idea if my work will ever see any measurable means of success, but I can honestly say that I feel good about my story, I love my characters and I'm proud of what I've written.  And really, in the great scheme of things, I can't ask for more than that. 
Me in front of Oak Alley on my book research trip.

So I hope you don't mind, but I've decided to document my journey to publication on the blog.  Whether I get insanely lucky with a mainstream publisher or end up self publishing, y'all get to take this ride with me. *grin*

I loved every one of the St. Patty's Day's comments and because I'm a chicken, I just couldn't choose one.  To keep things fair, I resorted back to good 'ol and the random comment winner for today is post #6.  Congrats to JoAnne.  Send me an email at with your shipping address and a box of lemons will be heading your way. 

Have a great weekend!

~The Lemonista


  1. Oh MY, Oh MY Oh MY Erin, I am so excited! I always read your blog, and have wanted your coveted lemons for YEARS now :) They will so brighten up my wintery Alaskan days! Thanks!!!

  2. How did the Guiness Chocolate cake turn out? I've been thinking about it ever since you mentioned it.
    I'll get your lemons picked tomorrow;-)

  3. Hi, Erin! I clicked on your blog link under your sig on MIS a few weeks ago, and I'm so glad I did! I have always done cute things in my kids' lunch boxes, but until reading your blog, had no idea about the art of bento lunches. I ordered from a link on your blog and got my box from Japan today. Can't wait to try out the cute egg forms and stack some edamame on the adorable picks. Thanks for showing me the way!!

  4. Thank you so much Ann for your sweet comment! It means so much!

  5. Erin....I got my lemons today....just posted on MIS about it. OMG, I have never in my life seen such beautiful, amazing lemons. Seriously, I am in awe. I have wanted a box of your lemons for so long!!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!!
    Oh and the Chocolate guinness cake was awesome! I am trying my hand at macaroons today, it is interesting, to say the least!!