Friday, October 08, 2010

Milestones -- The Book

Back when I posted my eCourse "Blog Your Art Out", I said it's always a good idea to write your blog as if the CEO of a Fortune 500 company would be reading it.

Or, perhaps, a book publisher.

Back at the beginning of the year, I wrote a post about how I'd always wanted to write a book.  A day or so later, I got an email from an editor asking me questions.  I had no idea she'd been following my blog, but she had.  To make a long story short......

I'm writing a beading book!

It still hasn't quite sunk in yet, either.  My head is still spinning (maybe it's the champagne!) and I can't tell you how unreal it all is. 

On my blog An Artist's Year Off, I've written about trying to make changes in my career path and striving to check things off this mental list I have.  Writing a book was one of those list items I never thought I'd be able to check off.  It was a dream that I'd more or less shelved for "some time later".  Who knew when later would be. 

But later is NOW and oh MAN!  I'm honored and am not taking this opportunity for granted.

I hope I can write something you'll like. 

I hope I will write something pretty. 

I hope you will join me in a little celebration!



Lori Anderson creates jewelry for her web site, Lori Anderson Designs, and writes the blog An Artist's Year Off.  She's also a contributor to Art Bead Scene.

64 comments:

  1. Congratulations! That's wonderful news!

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  2. WOW WOW WOW!!! I'm so excited for you.

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  3. !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well deserved my friend! I can't wait to read it :)

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  4. WOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

    Congratulations!! OMG! I am SO so SO excited for you!

    I'll be eagerly awaiting YOUR book when it comes out! I already can't wait!

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  5. Lori,

    That's totally awesome! Woohoo! Your stuff is really beautiful and you do a great job spelling everything out when you do beading stuff for the mags...you'll be GREAT!!

    Ingrid

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  6. Nice! I guess it's too early to pre~order on Amazon..... :P

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  7. Fantatic Lori - I just know you will do a great job. I am looking forward to reading it!

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  8. Woo hoo! Congratulations! I'm so proud of you!

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  9. Congratulations and best of luck! I've been following you for some time now and your work is beautiful. ' can't wait to see it published.
    Enjoy the ride!
    Chris

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  10. YeeHaw!!!!!!!! Wonderful!

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  11. A great big CONGRATULATIONS to such a well-deserving soon-to-be author! I think I am almost as excited as you are about this news...and I'm looking forward to every step of this journey. Knowing how much you love pie, I hope you go out and get some this weekend (and if nothing else, Bob's pies have the best crust!). Let's celebrate next weekend!

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  12. That is really exciting news! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Can't wait to see the new book and hear more about the subject matter!!! All the BEST!

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  13. I am so excited for you.
    You have such a wonderful way with words and I will be eagerly awaiting your book. You deserve this.
    Congratulations!!!
    Shannon

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  14. That is absolutely fantastic! Congratulations!

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  15. A huge congrat's on this beautiful milestone in your life Lori! Be proud, and it will be fabulous! I am looking forward to it. Besides jewelry, you have a good business sense, this will be great!

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  16. Congratulations, Lori! You are so deserving! Can't wait to follow you through this very interesting process ... and, of course, to it's conclusion!

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  17. That is fantastic news!! So exciting to see you in print. I'll drink a glass of champagne to celebrate with you :)

    Angie

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  18. Oy, my gosh, Lori!!! That is just the ultimate. I know the book you will write will be helpful, beautiful and something that I will want to buy. I am so excited for you!!!!!
    Big hugs,
    Suz

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  19. Congrats, Lori! I am very happy and excited for you.

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  20. Congratulations Lori! Such awesome incredible news!

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  21. Congratulations, Lori!
    I guess the universe heard you and answered your wish. I look forward to hearing more about this adventure.

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  22. Wonderful news. Congratulations and I know it will be a wonderful book.

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  23. Great news, Lori. Not only for you - for me, too. I'll definitly buy it! Congrats!

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  24. Congrats! I can hardly wait to hold it in my hot little hands.

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  25. I raise my cup of coffee to you! Congratulations, so excited and so happy for you. So looking forward to it...

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  26. Congrats!! I know that it will be very Pretty!

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  27. Congrats Lori!! I knew it would happen!! And I know just what your feeling. Ron and I had champagne the night I got my book news and I kept blurting out... "oh my gawd, I am writing a book."

    Savor it. You deserve it!!

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  28. Oh wow, I am so happy for and proud of you. That would be a dream for me. I am sure you will enjoy it. Do you have a concept yet? Tell us a bit more about the thought process behind.

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  29. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!

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  30. Woohoo!!! Great news! Congrats
    Gemxxx

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  31. YAY! It's amazing how things work out sometimes. You definitely deserve it.

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  32. Oh wow, congratulations Lori, that is so fantastic! Can't wait to see i, get those fingers speed typing!

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  33. Hannah9:26 AM

    Awesome! I will definitely read it when it comes out!

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  34. LORI!!! That is FANTASTIC!!! Congrats to you! Your hard work and positive energy has paid off for you. I know how much work writing a book can be, so I wish you much luck in your journey ahead. This is one major milestone that not many people get to experience. I know how special that is. From now on you will always be an author! It is an honor, for sure. Can you tell us what the book is about? What kind of beading book? If you can't share that part, I completely understand. Congrats, again!! :)

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  35. Congratulations on such an exciting new venture!!! I can't wait to read it. :)

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  36. Wow - CONGRATS! That is so awesome! You go girl! I will say it again, CONGRATS!

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  37. Congratulations!! What a dream come true. Wishing you many more book launches....Marlene

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  38. Wow, if I lived closer I would bring you a bottle of champagne, congratulations.
    Jackie

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  39. Anonymous4:23 PM

    Hi Lori,

    Congratulations! This is great news and I'm so excited for you. It couldn't have happened to a nicer more talented person. Can't wait to get my copy!

    Cheryl W.

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  40. Congrats!!!!!! You deserve it!! :)

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  41. What an honor, Lori. I just know that it will be wonderful. You have a gift... for writing... for bringing people together... for creating pretty things. You deserve this. Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  42. WOW, WoW, wow, Lori! How amazing:) Congratulations!

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  43. Oh Lori, I couldn't be happier for you! This is just wonderful. I will be right there to buy one of your first copies! Don't stop celebrating!!!! Hugs, Diane

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  44. congratulations!! I have so enjoyed following your new blog and seeing you try new things... i just know that selfless charm is going to come through in the book as well!

    Can't wait to hear more about this!

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  45. That is wonderful news Lori! Congrats! I can't wait to add your book to my library!

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  46. Massive congrats Lori! Very excited to see how this project pans out for you - we'll be watching/reading with bated breath!

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  47. {{{{{{{{{YIPPIE}}}}}}}} You are the BOMB!

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  48. But later is NOW...I love this! You planted a colorful seed and it's blooming into a wonderful opportunity right this very NOW for you. How wonderful is this?!?!? Congratulations, Lori!!

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  49. WOW Lori! That's SUPER!! Dreams DO come true! I'm So excited for you...I'm sure it will be fabulous.

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  50. Awesome and congratulations! I'm sure you'll have some wonderful insights to share!

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  51. Oh Lori How awesome. That is one thing on my wish list of things to do. Someday! I am so excited for you, I can't wait to get a copy!!

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  52. Congratulations! That is awesome news and I look forward to seeing your book. It just proves, you never know who is watching and reading your blog!!
    Very exciting!!

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  53. Congratulations, Lori! I can't wait to see your book. Put me on your list for a signed copy! (I'll be watching for it and can't to see it.)

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  54. YIPEE!!!! I'm so happy for you! Congrats!
    Bead Happy!
    Michelle

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  55. Well holy heck CONGRATS!!!! That is just amazingly awesome!!! Can't wait!!

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  56. OMG congratulations! How exciting! I can't wait ti see what it will be, but I do know it will be pretty!

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  57. Well that was fast!! Yahoo! Congratulations!!

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  58. CONGRATULATIONS!!! You will do a fabulous job!! Enjoy every minute!!!

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  59. Lori-Holy Moly that was fast!!! I knew you would write a book!!! I did, I did! I am so excited for you-can you tell. Heeheehee:)

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  60. Heading up the rear here Lori..have had company from the Uk. Sooo wonderful!! I know you are stoked...Congrats Lori you have worked wonderfully for this!

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  61. Congratulations on the book. Am looking forward to seeing it. I know it will be interesting and good.

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