The slow process of bringing a book into the world
Thanks for bringing us along on your journey, Katherine! Currently sick with a cold and taking your wintering advice to let it disrupt the mundane.
It’s been such a joy watching you from afar. My substack has a bookclub and we are reading and discussing Wintering Feb 5. Congrats on launch and feel better soon.
Dearest Katherine, I am so sorry you have been sick. Being sick is the pits. I pre-ordered a month ago and can’t wait to read it! I loved Wintering. Take good care of yourself.
So fascinating Katherine - I had some idea but not as in depth as this and of course each book and writer will be different! I am really looking forward to reading your new words. I’m reading The Electricity of Every Living Thing at the moment and smiling along with your determination from my sofa! X x
Absolutely cannot wait to read this one. Congratulations, and thank you for sharing your process -- as a fellow writer/author, it is so illuminating to see the path others move through. Wishing you all the best in the upcoming launch -- may it offer you a kind of enchantment in its own way. xx
Wow. As a budding author whose had CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) and suffered from having limits this is very helpful to read. I really liked the insight into the publication process. Thanks Katherine and I really hope you feel better soon :)
As much as I love the idea of writing a book one day, that process sounds mildly terrifying!! Your new book launches on my 40th birthday so I’ll definitely have to put in a pre-order this weekend 😉
There's something so elegant about the simplicity of a book, but that simplicity hides a lot of moving parts! Thank you for sharing some of them with us. Wintering was life-altering for me. I can't wait to read Enchantment! Will you be speaking in NY anytime soon?
For now, take care of yourself!
What a journey thank you taking the time to let us know the back story of publishing. I will call my local book shop now. I actually tried to get for a friend for Christmas so now I am able to full fill what I told her about you! Take good care …
Done. So looking forward to it. I hope you continue to feel better.
This is fascinating, Katherine. I’m about to start looking for a home for my own non-fiction book proposal so it’s really helpful to hear about your process and progress. Hoping to come and see you in Cambridge.