Friday, June 18, 2010

What i've Been Up To This Week

There are those days when I think to myself  "what made me ever think I could do this?" Last August on a whim I wrote a book proposal to North Light books, one of the top arts and crafts publishers in the country. On that day I honestly thought it would never happen but it would be good experience for me. Much to my surprise, the aquisition editor loved the idea! By December I signed the contract. I worked daily for 3 months on the artwork and the featured projects. About 30 pieces later I was whisked off to Cincinnati for the photo shoot. It was an amazing time. I felt like I was supposed to be doing this. For the first time in my life I felt like I was in my element.
Well.....let me tell you....the last few weeks have been the extreme opposite! Literally for weeks I could not sit and write. I was completely paralyzed, wondering how I was going to pull things off. This week out of the blue, I have been able to write. Yep, 6600 words yesterday. Call it a deadline, prayer, panic or a bit of all three. I could write! The first chapter is absolutely the hardest and I finished it last night. It's about sketching and it's not easy instruction at all! But I am happy with the way it turned out. I am happy with the voice I finally found. These 2 fashionistas will be in the beginning of chapter one. Well, I best get off and start chapter two.


  1. congratulations, julie! i've been told the first chapter is always the hardest to write. sending you lots and lots of good wishes and inspiration!

    xo, juliette

  2. how lovely to find your blog!
    love all these dresses & women wonders
    you create! & how exciting about your book!
    best & bloomiest to you!
    i'm now a follower!

  3. You go girl! I had starts and stops too. I ended up taking a break from everything else and found it easier to channel my creative energy to the book. LOVE your work btw!