Zoom Call With a Bunch of Writers…
Fun group of between 50 and 70 at any given time and enjoyable to talk with. I talked about Writing into the Dark, similar to what I did on the big speech a few years back at the 20to50 Conference. Fun because it breaks down so many myths for writers. Forgot to mention that there is a book and a class by the same name. I really suck at self promotion. (grin)
But it was a fun hour-plus.
I got a great email comment and question this afternoon about Smith’s Monthly. Since I have started it back up, the question was if I was going to do a Kickstarter with it at some point. The answer is yes, but after I feel it is stable and publishing like clockwork every month. Then I will feel confident in doing a Kickstarter. And I will want to redo some covers before then as well. So maybe later this fall.
I will tell you this. Carrying 48 issues of Smith’s Monthly in one box to my new office is very, very heavy. About three million words of my novels and stories. Yikes.
The comment the email writer had was that he thought talking about doing your own magazine and the advantages and disadvantages would make a great Pop-Up. And I flat think that is a great idea because most don’t see the advantages, the extra cash streams, and so much more.
So that will be coming fairly soon this summer. Do your own magazine Pop-Up. Only with indie publishing is something like that possible.
Have I said lately how much I love this new publishing world?