You know the saying, “When the teacher is ready the students appear”? (Or is it the other way around? I think it is. As a freelance teacher I always tend to wonder if students will show up…) I’ve been having a recurring idea and I guess I’ve been in need of a nudge.
So, students, show up, please.
A blog friend sent a message today asking me to reconsider my decision against publishing, so I’ve decided to publish my response to her query. I’d like to receive your feedback as well—in comments or via email. (I’m currently taking a break from the Facebook Pin Loom Weaving Support Group, so I won’t see any messages if you write them there.)
Thank you for contacting me. Lately I’ve been thinking again about self-publishing a book. In general, I prefer to move forward and basically forget about what I’ve already done–there’s always more to design, learn, and explore. However, sometimes I need to refer back to information in my blog (or notebooks) and I dislike the restriction of having to turn the computer on or having to read through pages of my own verbiage or chicken scratch.
One difficulty is that I keep discovering new things all the time. In the past three weeks I’ve made up about fifty new pattern designs and investigated two or three different weaving techniques. This is an unusual amount of activity for me, but if I start working on a book more will come out!
If it isn’t too much trouble, could you tell me a little more specifically which types of information you would most like to see published? And would you prefer a bound book or a loose-leaf set up where you could add pages if necessary?
Thanks in advance to anyone who takes the time to reply. And thank you to everyone who has taken an interest in my work and has shown me so much support.