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Jessica Steiner ([personal profile] jessicasteiner) wrote2012-10-21 06:02 pm

Update and idk Changing Things Up

So I've been struggling to update regularly, and so I've decided to implement some structure to the blog, so that I have a particular target and update at least once a week. Accordingly, I've decided that I'm going to do a rotating weekly post, on different topics. For example, on week 1 I would do an update about my projects and writing generally, then week 2 would be a writing tip post, week 3 would be a review, and week 4 will be something relating to real life or discussion of something that's not writing related. I figure having that kind of structure will give me something concrete to think about, so I can plan out my posts and actually post something - I'm tired of just doing update posts because I have nothing specific to write about.

It'll also mean that I have to try to read or listen to something that I can review at least once per month, which is a laudable goal I guess.

Given the rotation above, and the fact that my last post was a review, that means that this week is writing update week.

Firstly, in exciting news Mortis Unbound is now available in PHYSICAL BOOK FORM. Check it out.

I have actually held my book in my hands and I can say without reservation that it makes a sweet physical object. The binding is strong and the paper is high quality. I'm very pleased with how it turned out, and Createspace's procedure was really easy to use and completely free. I'm really happy I decided to look into it.

In less exciting, but nevertheless news, I'm gearing up for NaNoWriMo, it being less than 10 days before it's supposed to start. Feel free to add me and say hello. I'm a big proponent of NaNoWriMo and I've been doing it yearly since 2003 - through law school and all the rest. I didn't win every year, but I feel it's done a lot for my productivity and confidence.

Of course, it wouldn't be November if the shit weren't hitting the fan, so I'll be trying to do this while moving. Fun times. I'll keep you guys posted.
clare_dragonfly: woman with green feathery wings, text: stories last longer: but only by becoming only stories (Writing: nano nano nano)

[personal profile] clare_dragonfly 2012-10-22 02:52 am (UTC)(link)
Ooh, congrats on the physical book. Very cool!

I've added you as a Nano buddy! I am, unsurprisingly, Clare-Dragonfly. I love Nano.
bookblather: Laura Roslin looking up from writing: text is "Can't Talk. NaNoWriMo." (am writing)

[personal profile] bookblather 2012-10-22 05:31 am (UTC)(link)
Heh, NaNo while moving? You have my admiration.
Edited (appropriate icon) 2012-10-22 05:31 (UTC)
kay_brooke: White text on a purple background saying "NaNoWriMo: it must be a good idea, it came from the internet" (nanowrimo)

[personal profile] kay_brooke 2012-10-22 02:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Good luck handling NaNo and moving! I added you on the NaNo site (I'm Ahryantah).
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[personal profile] spaceoperadiva 2012-10-22 04:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Congrats on the book made paper, since "book made flesh" sounds creepy and wrong. I love ebooks, but I admit that there's something peculiarly "real" about bound books.