Saturday, May 24, 2008

on her toes: the book

I spent my entire day at my computer. I came to two very real conclusions:
  1. A wooden computer chair is a stupid idea.
  2. I should marry a masseuse. Or at least visit one.
I've become obsessed with the idea of writing a book. Do I actually have a book idea? Not really. Not yet. Well, maybe. But that hasn't stopped my new preoccupation with all things self-publishing. I started at Lulu. Then I wasted a rather significant amount of time on TasteBook, pondering the art of the cookbook, and then headed over the Blurb, where I slurped my blog into a book. You have no idea how this completely blew my mind. Right up until my computer crashed.

Notes to self:
  1. Buy a laptop. One that doesn't crash.
  2. Have an adventure. Write about it. Or write about lack of adventure.
  3. Publish a book. Any book. Even just a photo book of an aging computer.
  4. Cross off "publish something" from the famous Bucket List.
Sigh. There's no way Shakespeare looked like Joseph Fiennes. Not even a little bit.

And yes, the first photo is of my bookshelf. I'm also slightly addicted to Photoshop Express.


Beth said...

how is it that we are the SAME person? this, i don't understand. but i appreciate it.

michael lewis said...

Want a laptop / notebook which doesn't crash?

Get a MacBook.

Ann Manby said...

Hi Nadine, in case you're still interested, you can also create a book from your blog via There is no cost to experiment with the technology, and if you add the widget to your blog, you're entitled to 20 percent of any books sold from your content.