Working on something fun…

Nov 23, 2010

For the past few days in between last minute book stuff, pack­ing projects for ship­ment, a Dr. vis­it for Ans­ley (poor girl is sick again) and every­day life I have been cre­at­ing a sim­ple “Count­down Ban­ner”. This year, I am deter­mined to keep it sim­ple for the hol­i­days and I am hop­ing this ban­ner will remind me of this each day in Decem­ber. This will be anoth­er cute project fea­tured in my “Tips, Tech­niques & Tuto­ri­als” work­shop. I will have the mini flash­card PDF for you to down­load as well as the sup­ply list and tools need­ed.

Now I am off to ship a box full of book projects to my sweet edi­tor Jen­ni. I am tru­ly blessed once again with a won­der­ful edi­tor. F&W Media has the best staff ever… Man­ag­ing Edi­tor, Edi­tors, Design­ers, Pro­duc­tion Coor­di­na­tors, Pho­tog­ra­phers, Styl­ist, Sales Team, Mar­ket­ing and all the oth­ers that work so hard behind the scene. They are awe­some.

So that being said, if you have a book idea swirling in your head, want the extreme sat­is­fac­tion of hold­ing a book you wrote and cre­at­ed in your hands, fear/know it is loads of work with a lit­tle stress added in (ok maybe a lot of stress added in) but the stress comes from with­in not from F & W as they have a great for­mu­la all laid out for you… then do it!  Get that pro­pos­al writ­ten and send it in, don’t be dis­cour­aged if they say no. I was told no on three pre­vi­ous ideas in between “Delight In The Details” and book #2.

There are so many fac­tors that go into the theme and style of a book… one being if anoth­er one is already on the shelf or already in the works. Please do not take it per­son­al­ly if your pro­pos­al is reject­ed and cer­tain­ly by all means nev­er give up as it has noth­ing to do with you as a per­son. Pret­ty much it is all a num­bers game… it has to be mar­ketable because lets face it, it is nice to see your book sit­ting on a shelf in stores but you cer­tain­ly don’t want it sit­ting there col­lect­ing dust. If you are seri­ous about tak­ing this leap please email me and I will encour­age you all the way… it’s pay it for­ward time.

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