Welcome To The Sausage Factory - My Kindle Publishing Journey
Currently I'm reading Austin Kleon's Book "Show Your Work!"
Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered
A very simple, easy read and based on the format and layout of the book, I'm confident when I say that it's outstanding.
He builds on the discussion of his previous book, "Steal Like an Artist" about how creative types should embrace the idea of borrowing from others. Not actually stealing the art of other creatives, rather, stealing parts and pieces to make your own work complete.
However, in the book I'm reading, he talks about the nature of people being social and enjoying the outreach of creative types. Not the trope of an anguished, difficult, quiet recluse - of which there ARE some, I'm writing this at 11:46pm on a solitary Monday night - but that creatives should reach out to their audience however they may.
With that in mind, I'm making some sausage. I've purchased the meat, seasoned it and pulled the grinder from off the shelf it rests.
I'm about to make sausage. And share how I do it while I do try.
Below is a post I've been stuck writing for over a week.
After many different difficult starts and stops, writing words only to hit shift + A, then hitting delete, the screen grab above is what I'm working to finish by Friday March 4.
However, in the interim, I plan on releasing a number of posts. One per day actually.
Case in point:
Simply, it's a post stating that I plan 31 posts for 31 days. Part challenge, part reward for seeing that many posts in that many days.
I may batch write for days when the content doesn't seem to suit our needs. Or I may plan, only to throw out the baby with the bathwater.
Either way, I'm flying blind on the type of things I'll write about.
I've spent a lot of time on content about productivity, time management and how to maximize output as a creative type - a writer - that is hopefully beneficial. So I'd think that those themes will continue.
Because right this minute, I'm announcing the publishing plan. Without having a plan. But that's why you get to see how the sausage is made.
See you every day until the end of the month of March...
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