publishing. 2 things:

Posted by on Feb 19, 2013 in dailies | 5 comments

Nels

1.

I wrote a piece at Underbellie: “what you could stand to know about addiction”. My brother sent me an email response that read, in part: “Holy F that is well written. Can you please get that published somewhere?  I barely relate to the subject and was still nearly moved to tears.”

Welp. Of course I am published. On my site. I think he meant publish in a way where I get paid? (or maybe read by more than twelve people?) #LOLsob because I think it is my destiny to be a largely-unpaid writer. I’ve been doing this since I could write, so there’s that.

2.

Speaking of my writing, for pay or otherwise, I have had only six customers purchase the new Tumblehome. That’s like, SIX. This kind of response is obviously not adequate for me to continue the work needed to curate, write, design, edit, print, assemble, and publish. However, I know I could make a little more effort in trying to distribute and get word out, and I am willing to do so.

In the meantime, after two printing mishaps (and therfore a late send-out), here is an alluring picture of the hand-assembled option. The zine is available in paper, or for a $2 download.

The New Tumblehome!

Our next issue comes out in April.

Family life: the other day Nels found the first crocus bloom in our neighborhood. He made me come take a photo, and he has been watching it every morning.

Yes. Spring is really going to happen.

1st Crocus Of 2013

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5 Comments

  1. Just bought an issue! I love your zine and I hope you can continue to publish it.

    Have you ever thought about writing an unschooling book? You should think about it! I think it would be great. So many different avenues you could take… But you are a great writer and the life you and your family lead is inspiring to many. If you ever do decide to pen a book and need a professional editor prior to publishing, let me know. :)

    xo

  2. @Melissa
    Thank you for the zine purchase!

    I have thought about writing an unschooling book. I am a prolific writer and I have some good experiences to share (and bad ones!). However, I have not thought of anything new that other authors haven’t already presented, so I’ve not put one foot in front of the other.

    Thank you for the offer of help. Should I change my mind, I’ll surely take you up on it!

  3. No prob! Maybe someday, never know! xo

  4. Ah heck! I love your zine but my debit card/Paypal is having some problem too boring to go into. I’ll order when I get it resolved next week. Zines are so special and it’s important to me that they keep existing.

  5. Thank you, Carrie!