last-minute gift ideas for crafters and makers

Still trying to wrap up your Christmas shopping? I'm nearly done, but I know it can be hard to buy for the makers, designers and crafters in your life. After all, what could you give them that they couldn't just make themselves? My guide has 7 places to get gifts sure to please any crafty… Continue reading last-minute gift ideas for crafters and makers

Hurtling towards my book deadline

Current word count: 27,818 (out of 30,000) Trying not to freak out too much about the fact that my book is due in less than a MONTH. I'm starting to break down the remaining stuff to do into manageable chunks. I made up a calendar with weekly goals written on it, for example, my goal… Continue reading Hurtling towards my book deadline

Holy crap, my book’s almost real

Current word count: 25,035 (out of 30,000) A little more than a month left until my manuscript deadline, and I have reached my Jan. 1 goal of 25,000 words a few days early! It's incredible to see the progress I've made. The book still has some holes and placeholders, but my to-do list is manageable,… Continue reading Holy crap, my book’s almost real

Barrelling towards 30,000 words

Talked to more awesome crafters, and after copying and pasting integrating their quotes, I am very near my Dec. 1 goal of 20,000 words! Current word count: 19,843 (out of 30,000) My to-do list is still very long, but I feel positive about where the book's going as the deadline creeps ever nearer. The manuscript… Continue reading Barrelling towards 30,000 words

my book has a title!

Crafty Superstar: Turn Your Crafts into Extra Cash, Keep Your Day Job, and Basically Have It All will be released in November 2009! And I have even more exciting news: Current word count: 14,953 (out of 30,000) I powered through today, integrating tons of quotes from interviews to try to hit my goal of 15,000… Continue reading my book has a title!