1000 Words Book Cover Launch
1000 WORDS: A Writer's Guide to Staying Creative, Focused, and Productive All Year Round will be published January 9, 2024. The cover is phenomenal. It was designed by the thoughtful and brilliant Patrick Sullivan and features the engaging and inspiring handwritten type of New Orleans hero/icon/beautiful soul Jacques Pierre François. What a team! I freaking love it.
Look at this beautiful goddamn cover.
This book is two things:
First, it is a collection of great and inspiring letters on writing, creativity, productivity and more from 54 of your favorite authors. I am so grateful for their time and permission to use their letters.
Second, it is a call to action from me, your pal Jami. Inspired by our conversations here, I have assembled my own words of wisdom and encouragement, plus specific strategies, on how to carve out a creative path for yourself all year round. My goal is to motivate you to write. If you have enjoyed and valued this newsletter over the years, or have been helped or inspired by #1000wordsofsummer, I think this book will be right up your alley.
You can pre-order it here through my friend Emma’s bookstore Books are Magic and I’ll even sign it for you if you want. Or you can pre-order it through your local independent bookstore, Bookshop.org, Amazon, or Barnes and Noble. You can also ask your library to order it.
And finally: thank you to Veronica Alvarado and everyone at Simon Element, as well as my angel agent Katherine Fausset, for putting such care into the development of this book.
I don’t know what else to tell you. I love this cover and I’m real proud of 1000 WORDS. It’s because of all of you that I wrote it. It is the very sum of our conversation here. Thank you for helping me make it.