Bucket List Item #4: Publish a Book

The Book

It’s been awhile since we chatted! How are all of you? I’m doing good! Getting through a Canadian winter by chilling in my crib!

I’m here to talk books! In particular, our book. I’m working on a Kickstarter campaign to fund the publication of a book featuring submissions from the #FFC52 challenge. The funds raised will go to a professional publication of the book (includes internal design, cover design and editing). I want to go this route because I want a professional book (it may be my only book). Left to  my own devices, we would be looking at a pretty lame book.

book-cover-webTitle & Marketing

I’m thinking of calling it “F is for Flash: A Collection of Flash Fiction and Writing Prompts.” But I’m not married to it. Any creative suggestions would be appreciated.

I’ll be marketing it as a two-in-one book: a collection of flash fiction stories from all you awesome writers and a year’s worth of inspirational writing prompts.

You Guys!

If you are interested in having one or two of your stories published in the collection, let me know. Then you can send your stories to me (well-edited), along  with a short blurb your story (e.g., inspiration, reason for naming the characters, life experience, etc) that connects you to your readers and a short bio. You can send stories to: thaininvain@gmail.com.

I think this is an exciting opportunity for all of us!

Stay tuned for the Kickstarter campaign in the next week or so! Just working on a video for it (myself on video=painful).


  1. Adan Ramie – About Those Long Nights
  2. Article 94
  3. Avalon Reviews + Flash
  4. Chris Musgrave – Writing in Training
  5. C.E. Coburn – February St.
  6. FlashDrafts
  7. Hi, I Make Stuff
  8. Hawaiian Supermom
  9. HomeGrownCheekBone
  10. If Only I Had a Time Machine
  11. Inside the Invisible World
  12. Joshua M Wolfe
  13. Kaleiyah-P
  14. Kelvin O’Ralph
  15. Love Happy Notes
  16. Odyssey of a Novice Writer
  17. Ollie Number Seven
  18. Pigspittle, Ohio
  19. Read Me My Writes
  20. So I Want to be an Author . . .
  21. Susan Writes Precise
  22. Swirls of Truth
  23. Thain in Vain
  24. The Excessive Gardener
  25. The Invisible World
  26. The Juggling Cephalopod
  27. The Mental Picture
  28. The Moving Quill
  29. The Musings of a Befuddled Mortal
  30. The Wolfe Dialogue
  31. This Things Called Life One Word at a Time
  32. Tnkerr
  33. Trials of a Wanna-be-published Writer
  34. Trifectumblog
  35. Write Up the Spine
  36. Woegman’s World of Witty Wonder

21 thoughts on “Bucket List Item #4: Publish a Book

  1. C. E. Coburn says:

    Are we still doing this? I never saw this post (been out of it for a while). My stories are totally up for grabs, some editing, and cover art as well! Even if it’s just something for us!

  2. Megan says:

    Is there a word count limit on the stories we submit? All the ones I’m looking at are 1,000 and over (none come to 2,000 though). All my good stories are long. 😦

  3. Helen Espinosa says:

    I thought I commented on this, but I would love to be a part of it. Is your email on here? I didn’t really look, but if you let me know where to find it I will send you an email with my favorites. Also, let me know if I can help! 🙂

  4. heatherbcosta says:

    Oooh, I am so exited about this!! 🙂

    I am going to take a few days to think over which story I’ll submit and then work on making sure that it’s a publishable standard (i.e. No glaring typos etc.)

    I’ll email you in a few days once I’ve made my choice, but you can definitely count me in for being part of the process! 🙂

  5. kindredspirit23 says:

    Nothing wrong with self-publishing. And getting others to join in is excellent!
    I managed to get a few short stories published by other publishers before striking out on my own. Not much money, but the enjoyment of being published and knowing others liked it too? – priceless.
    Hope it all goes well.

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