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A Day Without Crochet....Outline, Anyone?

I still continue to be completely amazed, at just how many of you followed me over, from my previous blog. Every time I think about it, I feel totally honored. You all have treated me so wonderfully, and I consider myself very lucky. Because of all of you, leaving my Project (which was bound to be difficult) was not nearly as bad as I thought it would be. Sure, it is awful, and I still miss it daily. But, you all have made this so much easier on me. Thank you, so very much. I was reviewing some of the notes left, on the last entry of The Yarn Project. I would to take the time to share them with you. adelheid_p wrote the following comment: I'm not going anywhere. I enjoy reading your entries and they don't have to be about the project but boy did I learn, that I probably didn't want to try loom knitting! LOL! I think you should try bundling up your entries thus far (or as of the first year anniversary) in the yarn project and selling this as a book. In fact, you might just continue the project so you can write a sequel. ;-) Kae1crafts wrote: Michael, The others have expressed my feelings very well. Family first is always key in my book. You have accomplished a lot with the yarn project and it hasn't ended it is just extended. The writing a book about it and your journey learning to walk is an excellent idea. You have much of the information already compiled here. Just add some more of the medical stuff and change the names to protect the guilty! LOL. I'd like to suggest that you not only crochet items for your Etsy shop but that you make and refine the pattern for your Halloween Bag and sell the pattern. Most people sell them as a PDF file and I believe the software is free to create a PDF file. That would be a timely project with fall coming up and it would be consistant money with no added effort on your part. Best of luck on your Etsy shop. Be sure to keep all of your 'groupies' informed so we can support, toot your horn and help you any way we can. Hugs and prayers, Kae Well... In both of the comment written above, it was reccommended that I attempt to write a book. And, I  have thought about it, for a while. (I was even thinking about it before The Yarn Project came to its early close.) I mean, I am a writer. Though I have no published books to date, I am still a writer, by nature. I believe that everyone has a story. We all have something to share, with the world. (Isn't this why we write blogs: To share experiences, and ideas?) For the past few months, actually, I have been mentally creating an outline, as to how to write a memoire. In it, I will write about my surgery, The Yarn Project, and learning to walk again. I will write about the transformations I have underwent. I plan to talk about how The Yarn Project helped me, in more ways than I could have ever imagined. Today, I actually started writing. I finished my schoolwork, and had this overwhelming desire, to just pound out my story on the keyboard. So...When it is done, what will happen? Will I get it published? I hope to. I guess we will just have to wait and see. But, I wanted to let you know. I am writing about this experience. And, it is, in part, because of you guys, and your support. Thank you again.


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Aug. 28th, 2011 05:58 pm (UTC)
HURRAY!!! Wishing you good luck. You have a very powerful story to tell about the value of continuing to seek answers when your body is telling you that you don't have the right diagnosis and then how to persist thru the challenges of surgery and learning to walk again.

I'm anxious to read the book.

Hugs, happy stitching and writing.

Aug. 29th, 2011 02:23 am (UTC)
Yay! I'm glad to hear this. I think you have an inspiring story to tell.

The Preditors and Editors website website provides a resource to look up any prospective publisher and see what kind of reputation they have. You might find this handy.
Aug. 30th, 2011 08:01 am (UTC)
All right! Whenever the book is finished, whenever you find a publisher, count on me buying a copy!
Sep. 4th, 2011 02:04 am (UTC)
Interesting site link
Hi Michael,

I just came across this interesting comment on Ravelry and thought you might be interested. It is about someone creating the largest skein of yarn ever in Placerville, CA.


We're all missing you. Hope you are able to post again soon,


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