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Publishing ze journal

The more I read about having my journal published, the more I want to do it.

Why not? Even *I* want to go back and read, at my leisure, and NOT on a monitor, watching my life as it ebbed and flowed, and all things in between.

Plus, I'll include private entries. Sure...I'll be hated by...well, more than I am /now/, but er...there's no such thing as bad publicity :)

I think if I had the cash, I'd buy at /least/ 10 people's journals in here that I've read. Mine is just heftier/bigger because I type 130 WPM.

I haven't always been a long drink of lukewarm water; I just play one in real life. And I DAMN SURE know that those freaks who stalk the journal WOULD pay to read it, just to earmark their favorite "I REALLY HATE TERRI" moments in my life ;-) lol.

Plus, purchasing it would be anonymous. So people can sneak and buy it, which is kinda cool, in a creepy, long-distance stalkeresque way.

So would it be perfect-bound, soft cover, hard back, spiral bound? Spiral bound would be tacky. I've seen an example of a journal, all nice and pretti-fied for book, and it looks so neat. I want one! I'd read me again, even if I am boring :D Plus I've had some HILARIOUS threads in my journal throughout the years and those are all-inclusive. Plus, MANDY? You gotta get your emoticons back up! LOL. I'm including moods with mine.

Hmm...should I? Shouldn't I? If I made only one, for me, I would get the spiral bound. But if I /sell/ it...hm. It should be good quality, and have a neat dust-cover/jacket. We get to provide our own art.

Maybe I should do a poll...


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Jun. 24th, 2007 03:03 pm (UTC)
Oooooooo you need to bone up on copyright laws, hombre! Anything you say in my journal belong to moi ;-) Tis the problem with your "friends" -- we WILL use comments (I damn sure am...this is MY JOURNAL).

I don't think that many people get as much "lurker mail" as I average on a daily basis, so I have /no doubt/ it would sell, particularly at such an affordable price.

You need to check out copyright law again. Read my userpage. Now, if I was to go to YOUR journal, say something clever, and you used it, you would own it. That's why I try to be boring everywhere else.


Boom. You're MINE NOW.

Of course, you could always unfriend me for fear of my mad publishing abilities. Or we could start a huge fight, which EVERYONE likes to read ;-) But ANYTHING and EVERYTHING I've written (particularly at first sight) belongs to me. Woe be the person who starts picking up on my style (many have). So far, I've only unfriended two people for doing it, but...yeah.

MY JOURNAL, MY TERMS, MY LIFE, MY COMMENTS, even if YOU are the one commenting. Tsk, tsk...you've learned a lil somp-in somp-in today. Believe me -- I've asked my attorney about all of this ;-)
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Jun. 24th, 2007 03:56 pm (UTC)
Okay...back up...rewind...revisit my userpage rules.

I was going to heartily suggest you simply delete your comments.

My reasons for wanting to use them are...my reasons. Just like this is...my journal.

And it ain't goin' further than this ;-)

But if you want, delete your comments. EVERYBODY knows they run risk of mass reading (and trust me, my journal gets hit 100 times more online than it would EVER be bought in a journal). Plus I've already posed this question to my attorneys, even though I knew the answer.

Bottom line? Never make comments you don't want the world knowing in a writer's journal. There's that. Besides -- the BEST comments are no longer associated with my journal; and that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

But we're not gonna debate this, hombre. This is the end of all that. If, again, you have issues? You damn sure better delete ALL your comments because RIGHT NOW, do you have ANY idea how many people /read this??!?!?!/

The number is unGodly. And they'll read *this*. Which is why *you* and *I* are stopping *this* (after you read my userpage rules and regulations, of course).

I don't have to put MORE disclaimers up in there; I already /have/ and they've been in place forever.

The real issue is you have the ass about something I don't get. LOL. Which is fine. You never comment, so you don't have sheize to worry about. When you do comment, well, it's...yeah. Right now, it borders on hostile. My dad just died. Try to maintain some modicum of friendliness on MY JOURNAL. You /are/ on my FRIEND'S LIST...not my ENEMIES or "anonymous".

And that's all that will be said about that. Any non-provocative questions? Feel free to ask. I.E., how you can do it, too. MY comments are amusing, and I wouldn't blame anyone for using 'em. THEIR JOURNALS. THEIR RULES. THEY OWN IT if I'm stupid enough to write it.
Jun. 24th, 2007 04:21 pm (UTC)
Gratuitous edit [radio edit]
Since you /never/ comment, you have nothing to...concern your pretty little head over. LOLOLOL. Still...I hope you went back and read my userpage, along WITH the links, just so you'll know now, and tomorrow, what the rules are; both mine, and legally.

So this entry won't show up. It was downloaded WAY before I mentioned this. ;-) Besides -- I wouldn't let snarky comments slip by like this without either slamming and unfriending, or simply deleting, if I'm reading this right. Unfortunately, there is no other way to read it. Again, this is a high traffic site, and I don't see ANYONE bitchin' about their "comments being seen OH MY GOD OH NOESSSZZ!!"

I won't ask "why now". I've already answered that. And this really IS the end of it.
Jun. 24th, 2007 05:29 pm (UTC)
since when are you such a regular commenter that would necessitate you even making such a comment or worrying about your rights in another's lj? she's been clear from day one that she is an author and someone interested in publishing her work from here. way to be a dramamonger at the worst possible fucking time but that was probably what you were going for.
Jun. 24th, 2007 05:36 pm (UTC)
I lurveeeeeeeeeeee you. Marry me?

It's clearly intended to start trouble. Ugh. I hate people who do that, and certainly don't expect MY FRIENDS to do it! Geez.

*big hugs and thanks*
Jun. 24th, 2007 05:44 pm (UTC)
"Contents ARE" not "CONTENTS IS" genius.

OMG. Save me.

While dealing with HUMANS, I'd never presume to correct their grammar, unless we were poking fun at one another. But you...you are SUB-human, a cyborg or both, and you should've been programmed with an updated CHIP or something.
Jun. 24th, 2007 05:21 pm (UTC)
You've seen the photos! You've read the comments and the posts! Now buy the Terri Chronicles!
Jun. 24th, 2007 05:35 pm (UTC)
Seeeeeee that's the thing -- NO. Not EVERYONE has seen the photos. I have SERIOUS filters on a lot of my entries, as you know, and all of this (private and public, complete with photos) will be printed/published. If I'm gonna do it, I'm gonna do it all. :) :D I'm not /ashamed/ of anything I've said nor done.

Jun. 24th, 2007 05:44 pm (UTC)
I wish I could have written that with the same sounding voice as the guy who does all the movie commercials...

To have all the photos in one place is the BEST reason to make the journal!

You can get the icons here: http://www.imagechef.com/ic/make.jsp

You'll have to save, then shrink them, but I'm sure that's easy enough for you. They have an animated one of the beach that I wish I could shrink, but oh well...
Jun. 24th, 2007 05:47 pm (UTC)
Neat. Thank you. :)

Ummm...see, no one KNOWS about any "fun photos" of me or anyone ELSE for that matter (even though it states that I pwn anyone who comes near here...lol).

Plus, you KNOW the freaks who reload my page all day would buy it HOW many times?! Just to throw darts at it, make fun of it, etc. I'm thinking I'd have to initially order MANY copies :)

Someone who's done it suggested that I do one or two years at a time, since mine is more than 9,000 pages (wth????). LOL :)
Jun. 24th, 2007 05:51 pm (UTC)
I wonder how thick your journal would be or how many pages if it was printed out? You probably should do several volumes...!

No problem on the icon! I look forward to seeing what you come up with!
Jun. 24th, 2007 06:06 pm (UTC)
I've already made several! LOL. But I'm not sure how they'll translate, once I cut them down.

Oh, the book is more than 9,000 typical pages. I broke his record. LOL. 9,000 pages on 8x11 single-spaced, back and front...probably around 3,000 pages. Which means that I'll have to seriously truncate it. I think the "limit" is 700 pages! WHAT?

That would be a month for me. LOL :)
Jun. 24th, 2007 06:09 pm (UTC)
Wow, that sounds like the Encyclopedia Territanica!
Jun. 24th, 2007 06:23 pm (UTC)
They were laughin', but I'm STILL DOWNLOADING IT FROM THIS MORNING. lol :)
Jun. 25th, 2007 04:32 pm (UTC)
Well, if you shrink it down to size 5, will that help reduce the number of pages? LOL.

Go for it Terri...even if you need to make a 300-volume set. The only down-side I can see on that is, you'd refuse to autograph *each* of them for me. Ha ha. But seriously, I like the idea. And since it's journal entries, I actually think spiral-bound would emphasize that.
Jun. 25th, 2007 04:58 pm (UTC)
The guy who wrote the code for the books said that even if he shrank the font down to 3 or 4, it still wouldn't help! lol I have more than 9,500 pages (seriously)...so it's HUGE.

Since I did get the PDF version, and at first, was mildly amused, you have to really read ALL of it just to get to a few interesting nuggets.

Which leads me back to the drawing board, I think. Or maybe truncate some of my years. Editing it would be WAY TOO arduous. Ack.
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