24
Aug
2016
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running away to the coast of Maine, book in hand

Each Wednesday, I take stock of the projects I’m working on, and where my brain is at.

airport sunrise

book edits by the ocean

atlantic sunrise

Sometimes, running away to the coast of Maine is exactly what is needed.

I got the first Shawl Geometry book back off my desk and onto the desk of my technical editor on Sunday. Which has allowed me to focus on the second book again – so I did some notes on the graphics. Then Monday printed it, and stupid-early yesterday morning dragged myself plus this round of book edits to the airport.

So rather than interspersing my editing with sewing, I’ll be interspersing them with boating, and napping, and eating, and if it ever gets warm enough, maybe swimming.

17
Aug
2016
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five more pieces, and then this book is back off my desk

Each Wednesday, I take stock of the projects I’m working on, and where my brain is at.

cat editing a book

  1. intro
  2. outro
  3. resources
  4. cover
  5. front/back matter bits & pieces

Those are the four big pieces left in the first Shawl Geometry book before it is off my desk and back in the hands of editors & first readers.

And that is a good chunk of my to-do list for today and tomorrow.

This step is probably my least favorite part of writing/publishing – the last small fiddly bits & pieces that require a lot of focus, and a lot of attention, and a lot of time, but that aren’t at all interesting.

But at the same time getting to this point in the process means the project is getting super close to finished. And getting the first of the second edition of the Shawl Geometry Books done is something I’m pretty damn excited about.

10
Aug
2016
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Edits have taken precedent over sewing this week.

Each Wednesday, I take stock of the projects I’m working on, and where my brain is at.

shawl shaping book edits

Edits have definitely taken precedent over sewing this week.

I’ve been working away on the first round of edits for book 2, while my technical editor has been editing book 1. And as happenstance would have it, I finished typing the edits for book 2, on the same day she sent me back the edits from book 1.

So the next step is to input my editor’s edits from book 1 – then print book 1 & 2 out and do another round of edits with a pen.

This actually bodes really well for my no-longer-really-an-Anna Dress & other summer wardrobe infusion projects.

Because spending my day sitting at my desk staring at my computer screen means that the last thing I want to do at the end of the day is sit at my desk staring at my sewing machine. But spending my day scribbling all over paper means that I’m more likely to want to sit down at my sewing machine in the evenings. Or to spend my whole day alternating between sewing & scribbling edits.

All that to say, my no-longer-really-an-Anna dress is not done, I still have the slit & the hem to go, and I will probably never be one of those bloggers who has a new finished project to show off every week.

As always, you can sign up here to be notified as soon as the Shawl Geometry Books 2nd edition comes out.

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