I am beyond excited to spill the beans on this: I just had a book proposal accepted for publication by Stash Books! I can’t talk about the contents just yet, as I’m still in the early stages of development. However, what I can talk about is my experience writing it.
Based on the attendance at Quilt Con’s book publishing panel, there is a lot of interest in book writing in the on-line quilting community, so I’m also excited to be announcing the beginning of a new series here in conjunction with the Stash Books blog. “Crafting a Book” will detail the publishing process from the author’s and editors’ points of view. I’ll describe the my experiences putting together a proposal, what happens early in the development of the book, writing the manuscript, and other steps as I work through them. I’ll also be happy to answer any questions you have to the best of my ability, although keep in mind that my perspective is only one of many that go into producing a book like this. Over on the Stash Books Blog, my editors will weigh in on their end of the process. I hope this series helps all of you aspiring authors out there get a better sense of the steps a book goes through on its journey from concept to finished product, and perhaps prepares and encourages you to propose your own projects in the future!
I am so excited to be working with Stash and C&T on this project–everyone has been fantastic to work with so far. Having done my share of academic writing in the past, I can say with certainty that this is much, much more fun! I’m excited for all of the steps in the process, and I hope you’ll follow along with me!