I am celebrating with a glass of champagne. Today I finished The Search for Beauty. I’ve sent the manuscript for the book off to my editor.
I have been writing the book since before Christmas after reading and making notes and thinking about it for years. I had originally planned on posting on The Search for Beauty blog regularly but the book took over. There’s something about writing all day that takes the edge of writing a blog post in the evening.
So now I wait to see what the editor thinks. “Ian, this is brilliant; don’t touch a thing.” Or maybe “Ian, I think I have some idea of what you are trying to say here but really I’m not sure.” Response A means the book could be published by the fall. Response B would throw everything into a more freeform time schedule. But perhaps now I will get back to the blog
I leave tomorrow morning from LA to Heathrow and spend a week with Anne in Glastonbury and Bath and then into Wales and the Brecon Beacons. Then down to Provence for a month to teach this year’s workshops.