Just as an FYI for all y’all, I’ve made a change to the title of the writing book. It is now:
You’re Not Fooling Anyone When You Take Your Laptop to a Coffee Shop: Scalzi on Writing
Yes, it’s long. So what. I like it. Although I do like the runner-up, too: “Sailing the Ramen Seas: Notes on the Writing Life.” If Bill thinks the first title is too much, I’ll fall back on the ramen. Which really is a writer thing to do, is it not.
You may like the chapter titles as well:
1. Writing Advice, or, Avoiding Real Work the John Scalzi Way
2. Yo Ho, Yo Ho, A Writer’s Life For Me
3. The Schadenfreude Needle is Buried Deep Into the Red: On Writers
4. Science Fiction, or, Don’t Skip This Chapter, You Goddamned Writing Snobs
Only four chapters. Each between 10k and 20k words, however. Total book length is 70k words.
Also, the book is compiled, sequenced and sent. January 24, and I already have a book done for the year. Only three more to go! Please kill me.