A few months ago I was approached by an editor over at Adams Media who had an idea for a Baby Journal that caters to the modern geek set, they wanted to know if I would be interested in writing it.
I pretty much had to step away from my desk and take a walk in order to not immediately reply in all caps and very unprofessionally. I accepted the job, and spent about a month and a half writing it. It’s always a weird thing when you spend so much time with a project; living it, thinking about it all the time, sitting down and crunching out words for hours. Eventually you have to give it up, to say it’s done and to hand it over to others who will shape it and mold it and make it into something that more people can enjoy.
Sometimes you’re allowed to take a peek to see how it’s developing, for example my editor over at Adams was kind enough to share the cover with me, because it’s insanely cute. Give it a click and it’ll lead you to the Amazon page where you can pre-order it, if you’re so inclined.
What’s in it? Well, it’s a baby journal, so at its heart it’s a way for new parents to keep a record of their baby’s milestones and firsts–only it’s specifically catered to us geeks.
What kinds of geeks? Comic book geeks, science fiction geeks, post-apocalyptic geeks, horror geeks, TV geeks, Cosplay geeks…you know…geeks like you and geeks like me.
I was actually surprised at the sheer amount of geekery I was able to squeeze in, and there are some pretty neat interactive things that will be fun for geeks of all ages. I’m very excited to see what the finished product looks like, and if I’m allowed to share any advanced material I’ll post it here.
It’s due out April 2015.