Today, The Sticky Egg celebrates its one-year anniversary.
I have posted something every day since I first ‘turned on the lights’ August 20th of last year. Looking back, it’s kinda fun to remember why.
Earlier that same month, the movie “Julie & Julia” opened to rave reviews. If you didn’t see it, it told the story of a New Yorker named Julie who, frustrated with her dead-end temp job, decides to cook all 524 recipes in Julia Childs’ “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” in one year and blog about it. Julie’s quest and Julia’s life story are artfully intertwined in the movie, which earned Meryl Streep yet another Oscar nomination.
I saw the film opening weekend (shock, shock), and as I walked out, I overheard many people planning to cook fabulous meals the movie had inspired.
I just wanted to write a blog.
In the film, Julie’s daily blog chronicles her culinary successes and failures as she plows through Julia’s cookbook. By the end of the movie, it has earned her faithful followers, a feature in The New York Times, and a book deal. (Obviously, the movie later followed.)
After a year of writing The Sticky Egg, I too have faithful followers, and I look forward to their visits and comments. I also have learned the discipline that a daily writing deadline requires — even one that is self-imposed — and have really come to enjoy it.
In fact, if I didn’t write a little something-something every day, I would miss it.
So, The Egg continues into year two and beyond. And who knows? That book deal could be just around the corner.
But back off, Meryl — I’m playing myself in the movie.