Saturday, September 19, 2009

If you know me

I have big dreams. If you know me, you already know that. You also know that I'm pretty good at setting a goal and getting things accomplished. You remember grad school, managing a restaurant, moving to Manhattan, then to Rome, because you were there with me. And you were also there when I got what I wanted and it wasn't at all what I expected. So you stayed with me while I cried through my entire first year of teaching, then again, two years later, when I left the job. And you listened, even when my dreams seemed outlandish, like when I came home the night of meeting Gian Luca and swooned that " I want to marry that man!"
But I have a secret. None of these accomplishments are mine. I did not create them and they would not be possible if it weren't for others. Yes, if it weren't for God and the team of people who support and love me unconditionally then I would have nothing.
See, if you know me you know that there is one thing that I still haven't crossed off my list. Yep, that pesky book I started, oh three years ago has had enough time to rest. Oddly enough, it does center around food, though when I started writing it I had no intentions of ever starting a food blog. Its just that my mom was roasting these tomatoes, and smelling them, a story came into my head. So I wrote it down. Now, 220 pages later, I need to clean it up. I'm giving myself 12 weeks to finish revising it and I need your help.
So, I implore you, if you know me, please, please help kick my butt( and if you don't know me but feel like you do, you can help too!). Ask me if I did my work, make me feel guilty, or best yet, send me a comment to keep me on track.
I can't promise I'll succeed, but with your help, I know I'll try.


  1. Hi Antonietta,

    I'm in the "don't know you but feel like I do category", but you can count on me - you know Jersey girls stick together! Just let me know what you need! I wish you all the best! Happy writing and editing! The world is your oyster!
    Best, Jen

  2. Hi Jen!
    You're right, we Jersey girls do need to stick together! Thank you, thank you, thank you for your support. So far, the revising is going really well! I'll keep you updated!