Announcing that my book is for sale is essentially the same as saying that I’m for sale. I have been sitting on this news for a few days, actually. Why? Because it feels dirty and cheap. I might be a modish gladiator, but that doesn’t mean I have to like this part of the business.
But when I think about my Writer . . . Uninterrupted series and my intentions with it and what I hope to accomplish — none of that is dirty and cheap. That stuff is from the heart. Important. So, I gotta focus on that piece of it, ignore the whorish image I see when I look in the mirror, and reach out to writers who might be needing some validation.
Here’s a bit of what it’s all about:
Writer…Uninterrupted is a series of handbooks for those who want to make writing an integral part of their lives. Kate Johnston, a published author, freelance writing coach, and creative writing teacher, shares her personal experiences and offers guidance to writers at all stages of their quest.
Writers often embark on their adventure with only a heart full of words and ideas, unprepared for the obstacles, detours, and disappointment along the way. Kate Johnston helps you navigate through these pitfalls with provocative ideas such as daily writing, team-building, and nurturing your relationship with your muse.
In the first book of the series, A Handbook for the Emerging Writer, you will learn the importance of owning your writer identity, the key to unlocking the doors (such as finding time to write) standing between you and your writing goals.
Complementing each chapter is a mini-journal comprised of writing activities designed to fuel your creative intentions and inspire you to put your dreams into action.
With honesty, wit, and encouragement, Kate Johnston shows that with imagination, a willingness to work hard, and a bit of ferocity, you can fit the craft of writing into your life.
A Handbook for the Emerging Writer is available through Amazon, in e-book form only (for now). The second book in the series, A Handbook for the Productive Writer, is due out in Fall 2015.
Sheesh. That’s quite enough for this introvert for one day. I need a beer.
What is your beverage of choice when you’re feeling dirty and cheap? Or just cheap?
With special thanks to JM McDowell
who helped me get this thing off the ground