Life From Scratch Book Tour

by Jodifur on March 3, 2011

I was thrilled to giveaway copies of Melissa Ford's Life From Scratch and now I'm participating in the book tour. 

  • In your life outlook, are you a Rachel or an Arianna?

I wish I was an Arianna, but I'm not, I'm a Rachel.  I can be anxious, and I can "awfulize" things.  I can see the downside of the situation and fail to see the good.  That being said, I'm not a downer by any means, and I don't think Rachel is either.  I'm always positive about situations other people find themselves in.  It is just when I am in a situation, I have a hard time being positive about it.

  • If you had a year to do what you wanted, what would you do?  Would you learn to cook or something different?

I'd write.  I would try to find as many freelance writing jobs as I could.  I would try to build a portfolio as a writer so I could eventually leave my legal job and start over as a writer.

  • How would you react if your blog hit the big time — if you had hundreds of thousands or even millions of readers hanging on your every word, if you won awards, if mainstream media wanted to interview and feature you? Are there aspects of blogging fame that you'd refuse? How would the content of your blog change?

First and foremost, I'd quit my job.  But there are still people in my real life who do not know about my blog and I would have to tell them, and I think it would be odd for them as to why I never told them in the first place.  I don't believe any content of my blog would change, but I do think I would feel more pressure to write.

If you have not read Life From Scratch yet, I hope you do!


Lori Lavender Luz March 3, 2011 at 12:16 pm

I wish you the best with your writing dreams, Jodifur!
If any of your readers want to read what others on the book tour say about Life From Scratch, they can visit the master list at:

Kathy March 3, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Hi! I am here from the book tour for Life From Scratch.
Thank you for sharing your answers to those questions. I think it is interesting how you compared yourself to Arianna and Rachel in terms of how you wish you were and how see yourself.
I do hope that someday you can quit your “day job” and pursue your dream of being a full time writer. I know that it isn’t always easy or practical to follow our dreams, but I do wish you the best!

Tara (TIMO) March 3, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Here from the book tour. May I steal the term “awfulize”? It perfectly sums up me and my thinking.

Jjiraffe March 3, 2011 at 5:47 pm

Here from the book tour, also, and really glad to have come across your blog. I have made contraband challah French toast, too. Yum!
Your last point is very interesting. I seriously doubt I’ll ever become a big blogger, but no one (except my husband) knows about my blog. I don’t really want to lose that anonymity. Or do I?

Mel March 3, 2011 at 11:19 pm

I am such a Rachel as well. And perhaps that is why we get along so well — two neurotic, Jewish girls :-)
Thank you so much for doing this.

loribeth March 4, 2011 at 9:14 pm

I also love “awfulize” (& I do it too!). I think I answered the same questions (& some of my answers were quite similar too!).

Baby Smiling In Back Seat March 5, 2011 at 9:26 pm

Here from the book tour…
What a funny point that if you got famous you’d have to tell everyone after all these years that you’ve been blogging secretly all along. :)

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