Huge week. Breakthrough week. Well, for this writer anyway. My website and Facebook page for Touch and Go came live, and I was blown away by the well wishes and support of people responding on and offline. And from so many phases of my life: home town, ultimate Frisbee, high school, Japan, family, Oberlin, neighbors, colleagues. Thanks!
Sometimes writing is a solitary act (like when stuff is due — or past due). Sometimes it’s not so solitary (like when my teenager and his friends are playing xbox outside my office door).
But publishing is anything but solitary:
- I’m learning to tweet (@ThadNodine)
- I’m figuring out WordPress (with an excellent web developer, Toni Rouhana, and web gurus Monte Levinson and Lee Glickenhaus)
- I’m learning how to publish and publicize a Facebook page (thanks Libby Jordan at Unbridled Books, and Chris Cobb, the man behind BikeGlow)
- I’m figuring out some event planning (go Rich Rennicks at Unbridled, and thanks Shelby Graham, the dynamic leader at Porter Sesnon Art Gallery at UCSC)
- I’m learning what a “road trip blog tour” is (thanks Libby Jordan)
- I now know what to say when people ask why I wrote Touch and Go (thanks, Kathryn Chetkovich)
This week I was featured on the debut show (there’s only 1 episode 1) of True Fiction Radio, which is a new kick-@ss 30-minute production of short fiction, with an original sound track, produced by Richard Stockton and Wallace Baine. These guys are fun — and funny. In Episode 1, I read an excerpt from Touch and Go, which you can download for only a day or so more (that is, until episode 2 appears). My bit begins at 20.03. If you miss it, no worries; I’m hoping to post it on this website soon.Tags: publishing, Touch and Go, writing