So I’m writing a book. It’s called Your Big, Bold, Creative Life: A User’s Manual, I’m 23,784 words into the rough draft (over a third done!) and if you want, I’ll share the entire process with you.
Yep, I’ll give you an insider’s view into everything: writing, publishing, and promoting.
I’ll share everything I learn about building a sustainable writing practice (writing a book takes endurance, baby!). I’ll reveal the contents of my private journal as I brainstorm not just the book itself, but also how to publish, how to crowdfund the editing and production, and how to promote. I’ll show you the steps I go through in the design process for the cover and interior of the book (including finding and hiring a designer, deciding whether to do any design myself, etc.).
I’ll share a little bit here on the blog periodically, but it feels pretty intimate to share all this stuff with The Public…
So I’ve created a special newsletter, the Book Report, just for my peeps who are really interested in this stuff, and who want first dibs on the book when it’s done (including exclusive pre-sale bonuses!)
If you want the full reveal, including a chance to get a free review copy of the manuscript, click here to subscribe to the Book Report, and I’ll send you my latest video diaries all about the book.
The first Book Report video is above — check it out! (At 10 minutes it’s a bit on the long side; I know we’re all busy, so I’ll aim to make future video diaries under 5 minutes.)
Wheeee! This is kinda scary, but also really fun! Here we go!
PS – I talk in the video above about how bringing my computer to bed made me a zillion times more productive, but Laura pointed out in the comments to my last post that bringing your computer to bed is frowned upon in some circles, and for good reason. If I were to somehow bring my iMac (ie, my Work Computer) into my bedroom, it would be a disaster. I’d have no separation between work and my Creative Cocoon, and would probably leap right down the internet and email rathole. The only reason bringing my computer to bed works for me is that in my head, this particular computer is not My Computer, it’s simply a tool that allows me to write more efficiently. So take care if you try this technique yourself!
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