Biggest Announcement of My Whole Life: I’m Writing a Book!
It is with so much happiness (and a healthy amount of stress, now that the reality of a manuscript deadline is part of my life) that I announce that I have sold my book, Process: The Writing Lives of Great Authors, to Amazon Publishing.
And because this is Amazon Publishing, the recently launched publishing arm of Amazon, there will be some experimentation — namely, the book will be released first in serialization. You buy it, a new chapter automatically pops up on your Kindle/Tablet every week or two. The hold-in-your-hand, made-of-paper version will be released Summer 2014, and I am basically breathing into a paper bag right now.
S. Jam Fitzgerald was the first person I told the idea to, and he liked it. Thus emboldened, I continued batting it around for a few months, then pitched it to the woman who would become my agent, Brandi Bowles, who proceeded to do all the necessary publishing business things with it that are completely foreign to me, including guiding me through the writing of a book proposal.
Since this is a book about the process of writing, it’s only natural that readers of this Tumblr will be subjected to my own writing process as I scramble to get the thing done. I’m going meta like that. More to come soon. I’m so excited.