Someone asked me how long it took to write my new book. It’s like asking how long it takes to cut a dovetail. The actual work may last only an hour or two, but the preparation takes years.
My new book is called Handmade, Creative Focus in the Age of Distraction. Find it at Linden Publishing: http://www.woodworkerslibrary.com/woodworking-books/handmade-creative-focus-in-the-age-of-distraction/
The book required almost two years to write, fix it, fix that version, rewrite it, throw it away and make a third version and edit that into what is now a book form. The stories in it come from my life at the bench and on the hiking trail and with my students and the work that I have produced. It is a book about creativity, inspiration, and the value of failure and forgiveness in this work that we do with our hands.
Join us next Wednesday, November 29, for our DESIGN: Open House for the book launch. We start at 6pm. It’s free, open to all, and will be good fun if you join us.