Friday, November 8, 2013

True Confessions


So here's the thing...I've been walking the most painful of lines lately with some big news that I wasn't able to share with you yet. However, after a little conversation and some great clarification from my editor, I am thrilled to tell you that I'm in the process of writing a book for Stash Books! I debated long and hard over when to share this news with you. Writing and publishing a book is a really long process (we're looking at a publication date of spring 2015 for my title), and not only am I not allowed to share any of the juicy details with you for quite a while but I also don't want you to be sick to death of the whole thing by the time the book actually hits the shelves. On the other hand, it kills me that I've been writing and sewing like mad from morning till night each day and yet can share almost none of it with you here at Fabric Mutt. I didn't want you to think that I'd lost interest in sewing or was letting the blog slowly waste away to nothing. So please know that though I won't be posting more often than once or twice a week and though I can't spend nearly as much time as I'd like reading all of your blogs and leaving comments as I go, it isn't because I don't want to. I'll be back to my regular routine in a few months, promise!


Can I also just take a moment to say that the people at C&T Publishing and Stash Books are fabulous? They have a fantastic introductory pack for new authors which is so helpful, and just look at the incredible box of goodies they sent me above. For someone who's walking into the great unknown here, it's so wonderful to be surrounded by encouraging people who know exactly what they're doing.

Bunny raced off to her desk and wrote this note for me on the day I found out that my book proposal was accepted.

And my dear sweet family...no one is giving up more than these people to make this project happen. They are so proud of my amazing opportunity and so patient with me as I constantly swing between excited and absentminded and completely overwhelmed. I absolutely could not do this without them.

So that's the scoop, my friends. I can hardly wait to share this book with you when it's done, but for now I promise not to bore you to pieces with constant chatter about it. Just know that I'm still here and still honored to have the chance to be a tiny part of your lives.

46 comments:

  1. Eee! Congratulations Heidi!! What fabulously exciting news!

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  2. Congratulations! That is terrific news.

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  3. Wonderful news! So excited for you. Big congratulations! Stash Books is my favorite publisher of quilt books, so I am doubly excited to see this one.

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  4. Very very exciting. And I'm proud of you too! ;-)

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  5. Congratulations Heidi!! I can't wait to see the finished book - I know it will be awesome!!

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  6. many many congratulations Heidi - you completely deserve it. I love everything you make and I love your beautiful generous heart :-) Will be praying that it is a fun experience for you and for your family.

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  7. Heidi, I am so pleased for you! I can't wait to see it and I sure hope that the process of writing it will be fun and creative.

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  8. What exciting news…congratulations!!! :)

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  9. That is so exciting!!! Congrats and good luck! Those deadlines must be harsh!

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  10. Fabulous news! I want my copy autographed!

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  11. Well deserved! I love your blog and read it often. I'm sure your book will be a great success. I love Stash books, they seem to be very well photographed and well thought out. Congrats!

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  12. This is so exciting, congratulations! I am glad you shared with us so we could all be happy for you :)

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  13. So awesome! Can't wait to see it :) So happy for you!

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  14. Awesome news, Heidi! You work so hard (it seems) and I know your book will be great! Your daughter's note is so wonderful.

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  15. I am so thrilled for you....and it looks like your daughter is too!

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  16. Well done, that's lovely news!

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  17. Congratulations. How very exciting.
    xxx

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  18. Congrats! This is very exciting news and you should be enjoying the process and not stressing. :)

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  19. Heidi! How wonderful! Congrats!

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  20. That's great. Maybe you could write a blog about how you pitched your book and got selected to write one. I would love to do this!

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  21. Congrats! So excited for you! Wonderful news!

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  22. Very cool! I am excited for you. I agree that it's counter productive to share too much too early though. I can't imagine how busy you must be. I love Stash Books- my crafty books are dominated by them.

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  23. Congrats and best wishes! I've been hearing so much about Stash and I can't wait to see your finished book!

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  24. Oh, that is just fantastic! Congratulations! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy! :) Good luck with the LONG, but well worth it process!!!

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  25. Congratulations! I really enjoy your blog!

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  26. So exciting Heidi! Congratulations! I'm looking forward to it already :)

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  27. Eeee! :D This is such amazing news! I am so happy for you! You do such great work and I can't wait until it comes out!

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  28. Congratulations! I know how hard you've been working on your craft . . . :-).

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  29. Congratulations, Heidi! Yay! Very nice welcome kit, btw...... ;)

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  30. Congratulations!!!! That is sooo awesome. I am really excited for you!

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  31. YAY! Congratulations Heidi! I can't wait 'til spring 2015. That's not too long, right?! I'm sure your book is going to be incredible. Love the little note from Bunny. What a thoughtful little sweetie. xo Erin

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  32. Great news, congratulations! It is an exciting and yet painful process, isn't it? : ) Good luck with everything, can't wait to see it.

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  33. That is so awesome, Heidi! Congratulations! :D Already looking forward to it ;)

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  34. That's so awesome!! Congrats!! The little note from your daughter is priceless ;) Books, fabric, sewing. Do you really think you could bore us if you TRIED?!! Those are 3 of my most favorite things. I think it's great and I CAN't WAIT to hear more. I actually will buy a book that an author will write about (or from someone that writes a blog I read), than not know the book from Jack or Jill. I have tried to follow as many quilting/sewing blogs that interest me as possible in the past couple years. (As that's when I started reading blogs). I have learned SO MUCH, but I'm learning so many new things, still, every day. Congrats again! How exciting :)

    -karrie

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  35. This is amazing Heidi!! Congrats!!! I'm so excited for your new adventure! Hope we can meet up next month when we visit! I promise I won't ask anything about the book... well I'll try to keep my curiosity at bay! LOL

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  37. Congratulations Heidi!! I'm so excited for you!!

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  38. Congratulations! Enjoy the process and the adventure.

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  39. Congratulations! So excited for you! Yes, the folks at stash books are wonderful to work with. Love the note from your daughter!

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  40. This is rather late... But I still wanted to congratulate you for the exciting news!! I can't wait! I hope your book will sell like pancakes ♥︎♥︎♥︎

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