I really enjoy taking care of business in the latter days of December. My inbox and apartment are never cleaner; my goals for the coming months and year never so precisely defined. In the spirit of reflection and goal-setting, I decided to round up some best-of lists for myself: My favorite books of the year: Sarai Walker, “Dietland“… Continue reading favorites for the year
Inspired by Neil Gaiman's two-of-three rule, I made a two-of-three rule specifically for pitching magazine articles.
Finished writing my book yesterday at 2:30 p.m. I can't tell you how much of a relief it is to be done. Well, you know, done aside from the rounds of editing coming over the next few months. Hurrah!
Current word count: 27,818 (out of 30,000) Trying not to freak out too much about the fact that my book is due in less than a MONTH. I'm starting to break down the remaining stuff to do into manageable chunks. I made up a calendar with weekly goals written on it, for example, my goal… Continue reading Hurtling towards my book deadline
Current word count: 25,035 (out of 30,000) A little more than a month left until my manuscript deadline, and I have reached my Jan. 1 goal of 25,000 words a few days early! It's incredible to see the progress I've made. The book still has some holes and placeholders, but my to-do list is manageable,… Continue reading Holy crap, my book’s almost real
Talked to more awesome crafters, and after copying and pasting integrating their quotes, I am very near my Dec. 1 goal of 20,000 words! Current word count: 19,843 (out of 30,000) My to-do list is still very long, but I feel positive about where the book's going as the deadline creeps ever nearer. The manuscript… Continue reading Barrelling towards 30,000 words
Crafty Superstar: Turn Your Crafts into Extra Cash, Keep Your Day Job, and Basically Have It All will be released in November 2009! And I have even more exciting news: Current word count: 14,953 (out of 30,000) I powered through today, integrating tons of quotes from interviews to try to hit my goal of 15,000… Continue reading my book has a title!