Adventures 284 – 289 ~ Immerse Myself In Writing My Book

Well, listen. I know I said I wouldn’t be back until the 20th, but I’m breaking “radio silence” now because the blog post on the 20th would be so long that I decided it might be better to give you an interim report before then.

I know I also said that I would edit all my video-blogs into one film, but if I did that, it would be a full feature-length film! So I’ve decided to post each vlog separately (with the exception of the 5th and 6th day which is edited into one film) in this post 🙂 .

So, here’s how it’s been going ….. (there are 5 videos in total 🙂 )

On Day 1, I learn how to create drop capitals in Word

On Day 2, I learn how to format a book for self-publishing

On Day 3, I get clear about the purpose of my book (and suffer a bout of “writers’ block”)

On Day 4, I learn all about the history of haiku poetry

On Day 5, I seem to be back in my flow … only to realise on Day 6 that I need to get some perspective (and so I take a ginko walk)

I am just going outside and may be some time.


Adventure 266 ~ Set Up An Account With CreateSpace

"Seventeen" by Jane TalbotI’m super busy with work at the moment, so today’s adventure was just a “quickie” :  taking the next step towards publishing my poetry collection. Today, I created an account with CreateSpace, the self-publishing arm of Amazon – my book even has its own Title ID!

Whilst this adventure might appear very small on the outside, it feels very big on the inside. In spite of some of the formatting challenges that are probably ahead of me, I’m feeling really excited!

I only have 5 more poems to write, and then I’m ready to pull everything together 🙂 .

I am just going outside and may be some time.