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I write a lot (you might have noticed). I write all the time: on planes, trains, and I would write on automobiles, but I get car sick and the quality of the work would suffer along with my equilibrium. As you know, I write books! I write novels about families torn apart and repaired with hope. I write love stories about couples who can’t be together but who must (and do) find a way to love.
In the past, I’ve written essays, too. I wrote a whole book of them, in fact! A Life in Stitches is one of the books I’m most proud of, and it’s about living the knitting life. They’re true stories, told with my heart wide open.
I want to do more of this, and I want to do it BIGGER. I want to write essays about not just writing or knitting, but about how we manage to cobble together a creative life in one that’s already full of errands and family and jobs and worries. Essays on finding art inside the chaos of every day.
More writing takes more time, which is something I don’t have much of. So I’m asking for support to do it. ALL THE DETAILS ARE HERE at my Patreon page. There’s a short video of me talking about it, the nerves audible in my voice. You can read about the perks you can get (from receiving text messages from me, encouraging YOU to get going on your creative dreams, all the way up to one-on-one creativity coaching with me!).
And now that I’ve been Very Brave and posted this, I’m closing the computer and opening my notebook. In this noisy cafe, and in the long autumn morning light, I’m plotting the romance I’ll start tomorrow (oh, my gosh, next year is so happily book-heavy! The Darling Songbirds, the start of a new romance series, comes out in March! A women’s fiction novel, The Ones Who Matter Most, launches in April! The second romance in the new series will be out in September! <– this is the one I start tomorrow, so I’d better get moving on it).
I’d love it if you watched the short video on my Patreon page.
I love writing.
I love that you believe in me. It truly means the world to me.
with thanks and newly sharpened pencils,