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Gone to Print

by habituallychic

06 . 19 . 12
Speaking of books, my book, Creativity at Work, went to print yesterday!  Hooray! It’s been more than a year in the works and I can’t believe it’s finally out of my hands.  It will be published on November 6, 2012 and I will definitely keep you posted on book signings and other events. 
It was actually March 2011 when I first met with powerHouse Books and the process of making a book has been a long one.  I wouldn’t say that it was the hardest thing I’ve ever done but there was definitely a learning curve.  The blog is very immediate so it took a while to get used to a project that seemed to take forever.  Above is a look at the cover linen samples, foil stamping options, and color proofs, just part of what goes into finishing a book. 
I know a lot of you are interested in how to get published so if you have any questions, please leave them in a comment or email me.  I’ll be interviewing my editor Wes Del Val about what publishers are looking for and how to navigate the publishing process. Not every blog can be translated into a book and original content is just one of the keys I learned along the way. 
Now that the book is off my plate, I look forward to getting caught up on emails and blog posts and starting some fun new projects.  But first, I’m taking a little time off to relax.   If anyone has an island they want me to visit, I’m completely amenable to that idea.  

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  1. Lucy Middlemarch June 19, 2012 | 3:44 pm


  2. Shubana Koss June 19, 2012 | 3:47 pm

    Wow! Congratulations! It must be so rewarding to have a book to your name 🙂 Great job !


  3. The Simply Luxurious Life June 19, 2012 | 4:32 pm

    Congratulations Heather. I look forward to reading the interview with your publisher. What a great idea. 🙂

  4. Karena June 19, 2012 | 6:41 pm

    So exciting Heather, I know it has been a labor of love!!

    Art by Karena
    Artists Series 2012

  5. dervla Kelly June 19, 2012 | 8:28 pm

    yayy congrats, Heather! As a book editor I see tons of blogs and you’re right that not all of them can be made into books. But yours will be a great book!

  6. Pamela RG June 19, 2012 | 9:27 pm

    Wow, Heather, congratulations! That is so exciting to finally finish your book. I will be watching out for it when it comes out in November. I hope you will get a chance to visit Toronto for a book signing. You deserve a vacation now… maybe Italy or Spain?

  7. Bumble at home June 19, 2012 | 9:40 pm

    We come from a VERY big island called Australia and would love you to visit, especially Bumble………..but you were probably thinking of an island a little closer to home and a little bit smaller.Just a thought!

  8. Clare Christine June 19, 2012 | 10:02 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!! All of your hard work has paid off and I am SO happy for you 🙂 You deserve a wonderful vacation and I am sure you will find the perfect spot to disappear! I hope you can stop by my blog and enter my giveaway for a pair of pearl earrings, Wednesday is the final entry day. Enjoy your week!

    Twirling Clare

  9. Handpicked by Ron and Chris June 20, 2012 | 2:01 am

    Congratulations Heather! Looking forward to your published work. Continue to be an inspiration to all of us! Cheers

    Chris and Ron
    Manila, The Philippines

  10. MJH Design Arts June 20, 2012 | 10:26 am

    A thousand bottles of champagne are on their way!! Congratulations!! Mary

  11. ArchitectDesign™ June 20, 2012 | 1:42 pm

    Congrats! So exciting and you must just be so totally relieved!

  12. pve design June 20, 2012 | 2:05 pm

    Congratulations Heather.

  13. janfaw June 20, 2012 | 2:41 pm

    Congratulations! I’d be so proud! May I recommend Mallorca if you have time to travel about 7 hours. Maybe as far as Madrid and then train and ferry, or Door County,Wisconsin, White Fish Dunes State Park if you need tranquility closer to home. I also love Texel in Holland which is an island in the North Sea – very nice!I think you deserve Mallorca though! Can’t wait to get the book.

  14. kp June 20, 2012 | 4:54 pm

    So excited for you!!!! Congratulations. I seriously hope you come to Miami on your book tour!!! xo

  15. Nicole Copko June 20, 2012 | 6:26 pm

    Congrats! Can’t wait to get my copy!

    Garrison Hullinger Interior Design

  16. Fashion-isha June 21, 2012 | 2:35 am

    Wow good for you and congratulations. You’re such an inspiration to us all. I love this post and am so excited about summer being here. The pictures were so fun to look at and Olivia Palermo’s guy is so hot! (that was her in one of the photos..right?) Have a wonderful week and keep cool!

  17. Heidi June 24, 2012 | 3:48 pm

    Congratulations! That is so exciting. I have always been so curious about the process of putting a book out. It would be super interesting for you to write an in depth post about what it is like, first hand. Your blog is a constant source of inspiration and I can’t wait to get my hands on your book.