Half Deadline Time!

Posted on | October 18, 2011 | 2 Comments

Today was the official half deadline for the book. I can’t believe how fast time has gone. I think it has taken the same amount of time to realize that this is really happening! Today there was no questioning reality as I packed my seven babies up and sent them off to my editor at Interweave (it’s always so hard to send off one, but seven?). It’s been a busy few months full of hard work, late nights, and math, math, and more math.

Thankfully, before I started on this massive project, I received some very good advice from designer friends who have been there, done that. Without their frank and helpful tips, I don’t think I could have stayed very calm or grounded during these last few months. Don’t get me wrong, I still had a freak out (or two), but for the most part I stayed cool, calm, and collected.

Before I get ahead of myself though, there is still a lot of work to go! Even though it was my half deadline, half of the projects aren’t finished. I think it will be a little easier to buckle down over the winter months however. Summer days have a certain siren song that soggy, wet, snowy, cold, grey winter days just can’t match. Time to go light the fire and brew up a big pot of tea, it’s gonna be a long winter!

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  • http://www.anyonecanknit.blogspot.com Maryse

    I can only imagine how that must be! I only knit one sock for Socktoberfest and I find that I have to be disciplined! Go go go! And I’m glad to read that you seem to be zen and enjoying most of the time ;-)

  • http://www.tentenknits.com margaux

    yay! congrats on the half way mark. sending you best wishes for the rest of the journey! :-) looking forward to seeing your book!