This is my video tribute to a great talk at SXSW in 2009 between John Gruber and Merlin Mann about obsession and voice. Here is how it has affected me as a neurotic novelist.
Yuvi’s novel will be available on August 14 and can be pre-ordered today:
- at Amazon.com
- at your local independent bookstore via IndieBound
- at Powell’s Books
- at Barnes & Noble
- from some guy named Billy who hangs out behind the 7-Eleven
Here is the semi-authorized trailer (which includes the creepy author pantsless):
So the exact same week I released my mock book trailer touting my book’s rejections, I received an offer for my book from a really cool small publisher. And I just accepted the offer today. And I am now represented by a fabulous agent too. The book is slated to be published Fall of 2012. Here is more information about the book: A BRILLIANT NOVEL IN THE WORKS
Don’t worry!… I still consider myself a failed writer and the “I’m a Failed Writer” presentations will continue unabated. In fact, I now feel like more of a fraud than ever before!
I have two short videos for you this time. First of all, I made a book trailer for the novel that I was struggling to sell. Instead of talking about the high points, it emphasizes all the rejections. It requires just one minute of your life! Check it out before you get too annoyed with me and my gratuitous and ineffective use of exclamation marks! (WARNING: This one minute video has two occurrences of a neurotic Jew in his underwear.)
And related to this trailer, I created another “I’m a Failed Writer” episode, this time about the balance between the writing and the marketing of the writing, where I tell my own story about re-balancing things to de-emphasize the marketing and focus again on the writing.
So I’ve come up with this way of writing my novel amidst a chaotic life. I stupidly call it the “bucket writing method”. This way of writing has been great for me. Check out the video.
The very-nearly-awaited second episode in the “I’m a failed writer” series. This one is about time management. With some arrogance, I try to solve all your time management issues in 3 words.
Here is the first episode in a video series called “I am a failed writer”. This episode focuses on the revision process. I discuss my failures as well as my (???) successes.
This is a 10 minute presentation about how I obsessively work on my novel just about anywhere… including in the bathroom stall of my day job. I also talk about using technology to keep writing. Let me know what you think.