It’s been a busy and frenetic last two months in my personal writing world. This includes promoting When We Were The Boys, the memoir on which I collaborated with musician Stevie Salas; doing final caption touch-ups and proofs for Just Add Water, my biography of autistic international surfing star Clay Marzo available for pre-order on Amazon.com now and coming in Summer from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; pumping out proposals for books on which I am collaborating and/or writing (details forthcoming); and editing Innovation & Tech Today, one of the hippest and most diverse new magazines on newsstands and most digital magazine services.
Music. Surfing. Innovation. Three of my favorite things. Now for those books on running and fitness, a memoir, and the book for business, book, journalistic and personal writers that’s made it through some brainstorm sessions…
My webmaster and former Ananda College student, Chitra Sudhakaran, and I have also been overhauling the WordJourneys.com website — and our mission. Part of that will be our new-look WordJourneys.com blog, which will be unveiled Monday (3-2) featuring a fantastic conversation with author and international speaker Kevin Hines. His book, Cracked, Not Broken: Surviving A Suicide Attempt, offers one of the most painful, difficult, and ultimately inspiring and redemptive memoirs I have ever had the pleasure to edit. When a man jumps off the Golden Gate Bridge and is served up his greater life and soul purpose during the four-second plunge into frigid San Francisco Bay… well, you do the math. It’s an incredible book, in its 20th printing just two years after its release. You are not going to want to miss this interview.
On our new-look blog, we will be incorporating a few new things, a stylistic reflection of my 2009 book, The Write Time: 366 Exercises to Expand and Fulfill Your Writing Life:
1) Inspiring quotes from writers, entertainers, artists, musicians, and other creatives
2) Resources for further exploration
3) Spot interviews with authors, thinkers, educators, and leaders
4) Book reviews
5) Perspectives on technology, fitness, health, the arts, education, STEM, and other subjects of interest to writers and creative artists
6) Excerpts from my books, as well as clients
7) Links to pieces and special service offers on WordJourneys.com, and client websites
8) Social Media services of the month (not only the Big Five — Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube — but many other sites)
9) An expanded blogroll
10) More opportunities for you to comment and/or guest post
11) Prompts, exercises, and tips from well-published authors, and creative and leadership
We’ve always had an eye out for our clients and other writers and creatives on this blog. Now, we will expand that, as part of our mission to showcase the lifestyle of writing and insight of the authors, as well as the final product.
Back to you on New-Look Monday!