Coming up for air

My book manuscript is done! I turned it in on Sunday evening, before my Monday deadline. Woot!

Writing a manuscript for a knitting book is more than just writing prose. There are patterns (21, in this case), charts, keys for the charts, and photos for tutorials. Those extras don’t go *into* the manuscript; the writer just notes where those things belong, and then those things have to be stored somewhere for the person compiling the book to access them. Done!

I took a little time before that to go to the coast. I did some manuscript editing, knitting for a video class I’m doing (more on that later), music making (guitar, mandolin-playing friend, harmony singing), and lots of walking on the beach. Working from home means working from wherever you are.

It was cool and cloudy, for the most part. The hot inland air meets the cool coastal air, and we get clouds and fog.

I tried to find an intact sand dollar, but no luck. This one looks like a miniature volcano.

You can tell that the aforementioned seagulls have been feasting.

The sunsets were odd, dropping out from under the clouds for just a few minutes before sinking into the sea. But pretty, nonetheless.

Now I’m waiting for the copyeditor to get back to me. In the meantime, I’m working out a script for the video class I’m making. More on that in the next post.

I’m still knitting! You?

11 responses to “Coming up for air

  1. Eloise-Marie Loeffler


    Congratulations! I want to purchase the book. How and where?

    Were you at Cannon Beach? I was there last Saturday and Sunday nights! Beautiful pictures.

    Many congrats & blessings,

    Eloise-Marie Loeffler

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    • Thank you! The book will be out in October, if everything goes according to plan. It will be in yarn shops, and also available from the publisher.

      I was in Rockaway. I do love Cannon Beach, too.

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  2. Yvonne Cutright

    You are truly amazing! You are doing all the right things and it’s exciting to see the success you’re having, and I hope enjoying.

    I most certainly want a copy of your book when it’s available. I know it will be a very good addition to my library and will get much use.


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    • Thanks, Y’vonne! I’m having a lot of fun, more now that the heavy lifting is done.

      I’m pretty sure this book will be at our favorite local yarn shop!

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  3. I agree with both of the above commenters, Michele ! – and that you took time out for the beach shows that you’ve had the right approach all along. One must never become tunnel-visioned, especially regarding something so fundamental to one’s very existence. 😀
    A big but much less big (down to 88.3kg from 104.2, now) hug from your dedicated Aussie admirer, ME !!!!!

  4. Writing your book and that many patterns has to be a lot of work! Looks like you had a lovely time at the beach 🙂 You’re right – working from home can mean from anywhere. Why not the beach?

  5. Meredith Coelho

    Yay! Congratulations! Whoopee!