Last month, I started working on my third book in the Love and Work series. The writing is coming along, but it’s been slower than I’d like. For good reason, though…
We’re buying a house. Yay! The search took about four months, and we visited about sixty houses. After a certain amount of time, the places we saw all started to blur together. To keep track, I collected slip sheets provided at each open house and tucked them in a folder at home.
Getting our offer accepted was a high that wore off quickly once we got into House-Paperwork Quicksand. My creativity has suffered a bit, too. One can’t easily jump from writing a fun, enemies-to-lovers romance one minute to researching home insurance policies the next minute. It’s a rough shift for the noggin’.
Luckily, I’ve managed to keep some creative juices flowing while knee-deep in House Paperwork Quicksand—with a little bit of writing, book-cover creating, and book-title noodling.
Help Me Pick a Book Title and Cover
Here’s a brief snippet of what my new romantic comedy book is about:
An ex-beauty queen faces her biggest rival yet: a cocky advertising sales rep at her new job. When the self-proclaimed “Top Dog of Sales” learns she wants to dethrone him, he won’t give up without a fight. Pride and identity may fuel this rivalry at first. But as they discover more about each other’s past, their rivalry takes a surprising turn.
I’m stuck between two book titles for the book and book covers, and I’d love your input.
Should I call the book A Weekend with Warren?
Or should I call it Beauty Queen Bridget?
If you have any thoughts on the titles or books covers, I’d love to hear it!
Pear Gorgonzola Pizza
A recent trip to California Pizza Kitchen inspired me to make pear gorgonzola pizza at home. I got the recipe from Fit Mitten Kitchen, which calls for pear and gorgonzola (of course!) and balsamic, brown sugar, red onions, and walnuts. I substituted honey-glazed pecans for the walnuts.
I used a lot less balsamic than the recipe mentioned, only about 1/4 cup or so. Next time, I might double the pear amount from one pear to two. I think a little more fruit might add to the flavor.
Overall, I definitely liked it. No, it wasn’t as good as CPK’s version. But it’s hard to make a dish as good as what I get at the restaurant. With that said, I’ll definitely try this pizza again, maybe with flatbread instead of the pizza crust for variety.
Do you have a pear gorgonzola pizza or flatbread recipe to share?