First, the good news.
My search for representation for my first novel ended last week, when I received the phone call of which all unpublished novelists dream. I signed the contract this week, and I officially have an agent.
There’s always been a certain amount of tension between my writing and my knitting. Most of the time, this tension takes the form of wanting to pick up my needles when faced with a blank page that I can’t seem to fill. Ever since launching Yarn Boy, that tension has taken on other, more complicated dimensions. I’ve had three designs published on Knitty, but I’ve turned down other pattern publication opportunities (and an invitation to appear on DIY: Knitty Gritty) because they were poised to conflict with my writing habit. And I’ve occasionally used the “I need to post to my blog” excuse as a diversionary tactic to avoid doing necessary revisions on my manuscript. Now that there are people who are interested in my writing——other than family and friends——that tension is pretty much resolved.
Which brings us to the bad news.
I’m not going to deep-six Yarn Boy, but I am going to let it sit for a while. Blogging has a cyclical nature, and for now, this blog is going on the wane. This site is tons of fun, and I’ll probably be back eventually . . . but if everything goes the way I want it to, the next place you’ll find my work is at your local bookstore.
Happy knitting, everyone!
So happy for you! But so sad because I will miss reading your unique take on knitting and life. And your excellent advice.
I do wish you good luck! and I hope you come back eventually. If nothing else when you are published.
So great! We’ll be here when you get back. 🙂
congratulations! we’ll miss you! PLEASE at least post when your book hits the shelves!
Sure, leave us, go become a bright star in the literary heavens. We’ll just pout…
Oh man, I’m so envious! A novel — to be published! Rock on, Yarn Boy!
I will miss reading your blog and keeping up with you. Peace Yarn Boy! 🙂
Congratulations…you WILL post here about when the book is released, won’t you?
How exciting! Congrats!
Glad to hear your news, many congrats, but will miss yarnboy’s musings.
Good on you, kid.
Will miss you, but do you! 🙂
Best of luck to you, Jesse. For what it’s worth, just about everything in my life is on hiatus. Ah, children.
Give a call sometime.
Hope everything is working out great with the book! And hope to see you here soon!
Godspeed with everything Jesse’! You seem very deserving! Its true what you said about blog cycling…I know quite a few people that are feeling the same!
So hoping all is well with you in life, love and adventure!
Beautiful knitt,very..very good blog.