This is How to Piece Perfect Quilts - a revised and expanded version of a book I wrote way back in 2009. I have slugged away at this book all summer, shooting new photos, piecing new versions of the quilts, and organizing it all into this new 124 page ebook.
Josh ran through the edits of the final chapter yesterday and this morning I'm fixing all the errors and giving it one last polish before it goes to my final editor, Chet, my father-in-law.
I always ask my family to edit my books because Josh was an English major in college, and Chet taught high school English and has been a professional writer and novelist for his entire adult life. Between the two of them, we catch all the serious typos, but I'll need to run through the fabric calculations and cutting graphs one more time to double check them all.
Personally I find writing fun, but obnoxious. That might sound funny from someone who has already published three books, but that's the truth! I find it obnoxious mostly because the grammar rules always seem to be changing.
With math, 2 + 2 will always equal 4. In writing, every teacher I had from middle school through college had a different set of rules for sequences and contractions. Josh still makes fun of me when I write "do not" instead of "don't." I'm not sure who beat that habit into my head, but it sure did stick!
How about you? Do you love math or writing? Did your teachers torture you with constantly changing rules, or did you have lovely teachers who didn't care about commas or apostrophes?
Off to write,