I’m fine! But, I can understand why you would be concerned. I haven’t blogged in about 3 weeks or so. A few people have been worried and emailed me, so I figured I better go ahead and say something.
I am just fine. Beautifully fine, actually. I’ve been busy putting my new book together. And to be truthfully honest, I don’t wanna screw this up. I really don’t. Because this book will either lift my career, or ruin it forever. Yes, that is how honest I am in this book.
I want the marketing to be right, the promotion to be unusual and different, I want the clear concept of what I have in mind for this book to be done right…..rather than just me here waving in the corner and saying, “Hey! I wrote a book.”
No, this is my time to really REALLY push myself into doing what I feel I’m good at: writing about this craft.
So, I’m taking my time with this book. Because it could be my one hit wonder….or my swan song. And no matter what happens, at least I get to say, “I said something!”
Gone are the days when you could just join a group and enter knitting.
Now, you can no longer enter a knitting group with just your knitting. No, knitting isn’t what they’re looking for. They’re not judging you on your knitting. They’re judging you on your skin color, political leanings, choice of clothing, music, books, blah blah blahs, and never ONCE does knitting come into question.
And I’m really so pissed about that. I really am. You robbed this craft from us. You really did. You turned our craft into a politicized pulpit. And I don’t like it. I really don’t. So I’m taking it back.
Use knitting as your tool of weaponry all you want. Turn this craft into a battlefield. Enter this fight with social media swords, Google’s protection, and Alexa’s spying….
I promise you, I’m coming to meet you on that battlefield. But I’m not entering with all your sophisticated weaponry. I’m just going to enter knitting.
Am I scared? Hell yes.
(I need to get back to work 🙂 )
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