From Idea to Published
Since the release of Lazy Creativity I've received many questions about the self-publishing process, including what I would do again and what I'd do differently. Let me say there are plenty of both. I self-taught myself the ins and outs of the entire process, starting with an idea, then to planning, to the first mark, to the crippling self-doubt phase, and to eventually publishing a finished book I'm immensely proud of. It hasn't stopped there, as marketing continues long after the book is actually published.
My guess is since you're here, you also have an idea you're considering turning into a published piece of work. Great! You're in the right spot - welcome! I'm hoping to share my thoughts, experiences, and advice here in this blog, because hording that knowledge seems selfish and utterly unhelpful. There are many blogs outlining the writing/publishing process - this will be my experience which may be different than others'. I'll be honest, blunt, and as clear as I can be to help make the process as simple as possible.
I'm very excited to go on this journey with you! How excited? Well, to show you just how excited I am, I am going to work right alongside you. I've had an idea for my second book and want to work parallel with you. That's right, we're going to do this together (but separately..).
The idea for my next book is Ugly Creativity. If you've already read my book, you know that's a section in it that covers the nitty gritty dark side of creativity. As of right now, I'm planning on turning that into an e-book exclusive. I'll cover the whole process, leading up to self-publishing the book online. If you're hoping to create a physical book, I'll throw in my experience on and advice for tackling that. I will also include resources for finding editors, cover artists, and information for marketing your book after publication. If you're interested in creating just an e-book, follow this blog step by step. It'll be like we're holding hands. Plus, as a bonus, you'll get an inside look into my next big project. I can never predict how long each project will take, so we'll work together and take our time. No rush. No pressure.
It's okay if we're not in-step throughout this whole process - each blog post will outline a component of the process, and will be organized chronologically. Use this as a guide and come back to it when needed. I'd love to hear about your projects so feel free to send them in either via comments or by email (email@example.com). Additionally, feel free to ask me any questions. It's a lot to learn by yourself, so use me as a resource. My ask of you, if you've made it this far and are still interested in joining me on this process - please subscribe so you're notified when I write new posts!
Up next: An Idea