Journal

  • Book 1: Published Minutes Before the End of January

    Book 1: Published Minutes Before the End of January

    It’s 11:36 PM on January 31st and I’ve published the first of my 100 books. I was determined to get this done before the end of January, and I made it. Barely. And by taking advantage of Pacific time. I’ll update this post some more soon with details. In the meantime, you can find out […]

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  • The Last Roadblock

    The Last Roadblock

    The books are 100% done and ready for the world. The covers are locked. The back covers are locked. My first books are ready to put out into the world before my self-imposed end of the month deadline. But there’s one (largely unplanned) thing standing in my way. As I was prepping for the launch, […]

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  • The Value of Documenting Personal Processes

    The Value of Documenting Personal Processes

    It’s January 23rd. And I’m on the verge of publishing two books, which was my goal for January. My first novel is back from the copy editor and locked, all that’s left is the back cover. My first nonfiction book is locked, cover/back are done, and it’s ready for me to export the eBook and […]

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  • How I Use Dictation for Writing

    How I Use Dictation for Writing

    A few years ago set out to learn how to dictate books rather than type them. There’s so much to love about the idea of dictation: So I tried dictation for a while. I practiced and practiced. I learned to talk slower (but not too slow). I even prepared little crib sheets with a loose […]

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  • Turns Out I Have the Same Process For Juggling 100 Books As James Patterson

    Turns Out I Have the Same Process For Juggling 100 Books As James Patterson

    I happened onto a GQ article this week about how James Patterson became, and continues to be, one of the most prolific authors ever. He’s currently juggling 31 active projects, which seems right around his usual average. Of course, he has several factors enabling that pace which most people don’t: But those intangibles don’t translate […]

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