Hello all, hope you’re doing well!
The next book is now more or less being edited. I need to coordinate a few things, but I’m getting feedback and hope to have a “deep edit job” started soon. I also saw the mockup for the cover, and the artist has done a brilliant job – the cover will be very fun, just let me leave it at that. I’ll try to get more out soon – as I said, there’s a reason for the surprise.
Seventh Sanctum’s beta testing seems to be done. Except for one flaw in a display that was easily corrected (forgot a “</div>” tag, seriously) , I can’t really find any problems so I just need to schedule the launch. For those of you asking, yes, the “Random” option will be in the final version – it was left out of the test as it’s got some specific setups that are just easy to put on the main site. After this I’ll probably take a break – but I do want to get some community built.
My next book is likely to be on geek community building, charities, and culture. Still fleshing the idea out – but I am going to be interviewing some people in those areas, so send me your suggestions. I figure a larger culture exploration will be welcome and I could use a bit of a change of pace – though I also have some smaller career works brewing.
Got my usual convention speaking coming up – be sure to check the schedule. Some of my usual schedule per year may change as well – I’m lookign to try a few new conventions and travel a bit more.
MuseHack is going well and I’ve think I’ve got a good rythm going. Beyond my “Geek As Citizen” Column and my interviews I plan to do more focused career stuff, and more “Make It So” since those are plain fun. I’m especially enjoying the interviews and plan to keep those going. As always, I do want to add more people – though with NaNoWriMo coming up it seems everyone is busy.
That’s it for now!
Steven Savage is a Geek 2.0 writer, speaker, blogger, and job coach. He blogs on careers at http://www.musehack.com/, nerd and geek culture at http://www.nerdcaliber.com/, and does a site of creative tools at http://www.seventhsanctum.com/. He can be reached at http://www.stevensavage.com/.