I watched Julie & Julia last night. It’s generally a food lovers movie, but I was surprised to find that there were some inspiration for aspiring writers too. Julia Childs was writing her famous cookbook, getting knocked back by publishers and dreaming of getting her book on the shelves. All it took was one editor who had faith in the manuscript and the rest was history.
Julie Powell’s own ambition to become a writer was just as absorbing. She wrote a half-finished novel and stuffed it away at the bottom of her drawer. When she started her blog, I bet she would never have dreamt of scoring a publishing deal from it. But it happened, and is one of many stories of bloggers who have become authors through their own passionate blogs. It’s a great way to showcase your writing. Julie defined being a writer as someone’s who published. But all you really need to do is…write!
So I did a little digging and discovered Julie Powell’s actual blog! And it’s amazing to think that it’s become a cool movie too! The movie ended up being a nice recharge to my motivation batteries. Plus it did make me a little hungry too mmmm 🙂