A Blog Post Not (Totally) About the Dog

October 10, 2010 · 15 comments

We spent last weekend putting together the final bits and pieces for the first draft of the book we’re co-authoring, “[easyazon-link asin=”B0058DII1M” locale=”us”]Social Media Geek-to-Geek: Practical Insights for Technology Marketers[/easyazon-link].”

Literally.

We moved the furniture, printed the draft, and literally walked through the pages, looking for the best homes for over a dozen great side-bars we had solicited and received from a bunch of industry pundits and peers. In addition, Rick has done 25 wonderful cartoons on the subject, and we wanted to make sure that they were not only placed appropriately to the text, but also were relatively evenly spaced throughout the book.

As far as writers go, we tend to be somewhat visually-oriented, so this approach seemed to offer the best shot at getting ‘er done.

Do other authors do this?

If they don’t they might want to consider it, as it was not only fun but also gave us a tangible sense of satisfaction at this early stage to see the fruits of our labor in 3D.

Rick and I weren’t the only ones who enjoyed getting “hands on” with the project. It was all going so well until Muzzle Punk woke up from his post-luncheon siesta.

He faked us out on his way back in from a trip to the Potty Patch.

Anybody seen my readers?

Fortunately, we were pretty much done with the exercise by then.

Good thing.

Winnie demonstrates a refined appreciation of ironic humor. This is one of my favorites as well.

And if we end up a bit late on meeting our deadline, will someone please print this out and take it to our publisher?

As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.

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Louise October 11, 2010 at 7:08 pm

“paper training”?

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Nancy Renzullo October 11, 2010 at 6:08 pm

Winnie is my *favorite* poodle pup … and obviously has great taste in “writing” …

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rickandkathy October 11, 2010 at 9:21 pm

Winnie has told us (in confidence, but we can share with you) that he is immensely fond of you and Q, too.

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Dushka October 11, 2010 at 5:27 pm

I love love love it. Can I come over?

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rickandkathy October 11, 2010 at 9:20 pm

Of course! (Bring paper.)

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Charlie October 11, 2010 at 4:21 pm

So Kath and Rick – Eating pages to the draft is nothing – Magnus ate $45 in Cristin’s room the other day when left alone for a second!!! Needless to say one of the $20 bills came out the other end somewhat unscathed – do you think I dare take it to the bank? Could make some teller’s day – beats the hell out of the dog ate my homework!

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rickandkathy October 11, 2010 at 9:19 pm

Do you think this is what started money laundering?

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Sandi F. October 11, 2010 at 1:32 pm

I heard about “digesting” all knowlege, but really Winston! lol 😉

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rickandkathy October 11, 2010 at 9:18 pm

hahaha…. Good one, San!

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Debra October 11, 2010 at 11:25 am

So excited for you both! I decided to take the first step to making one of my dreams a reality too! 🙂

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rickandkathy October 11, 2010 at 9:18 pm

What are you up to, Debra?

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P. October 10, 2010 at 3:52 pm

But, but, the dog ate my homework – yeah right!

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rickandkathy October 11, 2010 at 9:22 pm

We have pictures.

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