"No matter how terrified you may be, own your fear and take that leap anyway because whether you land on your feet or on your butt, the journey is well worth it."
-- Laurie Laliberte
"If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough."
-- Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage."
-- Anais Nin

Sunday, June 10, 2012

This Salvador Dali Life

Wasn't that a song, or a line in a song, or something? It most likely had something to do with Bananarama. UGH! I can't stand Bananarama. Tell you what. Anybody out there who can figure out why in the world I've got this short piece of music with those lyrics in my head right now gets a free pdf proof of my new crochet book. Post the answer in the comments below.
Now to the real reason we're gathered together today:  Do you remember how, back in March, I promised you big news about this crochet book I had written and it would be out "any day now?" Yeah, well any day ended up taking three months.

See? Sometimes the Real World gets in the way. My graphic designer, Glendon Haddix of Streetlight Graphics, and I have both had this bizarre spring which has caused one delay after another through this whole process. But the important thing is it's now done. The book is complete. The file is uploaded. And it went live on Amazon Saturday morning. So... that means I'M IN PRINT Y'ALL!!!!!!

The print edition of Quick Crochet for Kitchen and Bath is now live. You may now order a print copy via Amazon.com for $14.99 which is actually a huge savings over the previous price I charged in my Etsy shop for all the patterns in the book. Hit the link in the upper left area of this page to take you there.

Oh, by the way, the Kindle edition is coming "any day now." Hahahahahahaha!

So why the Salvador Dali reference? Because It all just seems surreal. In the past year, I've helped produce about a dozen books, not including my own. Before I even hit the one year mark of working with the Kindle All-Stars, I will have published at least three of my own books. I'm almost at that point as a freelance fiction editor that I won't need a regular job. Thank goodness. I'd hate to have to go back to retail and if I'm going to work in an office, I want it to be with a publisher. So yeah, I'm living a Salvador Dali life. (Better Dali than Bosch, right?)

Happy Crocheting!