Did you work on your novel this NaNoWriMo? Wondering what to do with your masterpiece now? I teamed up with my author-husband as his editor and publisher on his first novel and I'm ready to share everything we learned along the way with my fellow Offbeat Homies. Whether you've just finished your opus or just got a really good start, here's how to take the next steps and publish your own novel.
This is Offbeat Home's archive of Doing posts.
There's a lot to DO in a home – this category contains all things having to do with maintaining, making and improving in your space.
Growing up in New York City, I was vaguely aware that my parents "tipped" the doormen and the superintendent of my apartment building sometime around the end of December. Now as an adult newly living in a city in Texas, in a rental apartment complex, and I have no idea what I should do about holiday tipping… Who are these people we should be tipping? Should we be giving cash or gift cards? If so, how much? Should we be giving cookies? Should we just give a thank you/happy holidays card?
I'm going to need a new wardrobe and I'm sure I'll be dropping off a lot of stuff at charity shops. But… can I do that with bras? Would you buy a second hand booby wrangler? What do you do with bras that are okay, but just don't fit you anymore?
Before you start to make your plan, there are several considerations you should take before you set everything in writing. We talked about part one of making your estate plan, but don't let your eyes glaze over yet! This shit is really important, and we've still got to talk about the rest of it…
My fiancé and would like to honor our friends with some gifts. They are all somewhat nerdy about one thing or another. So we've decided to DIY screenprint a symbol for each person that refers to their specific nerdy thing: Next Gen, Original Series, Doctor Who, Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, and Star Wars. Here's the DIY screenprinting tutorial…