If you’ve come to this blog, you’ll find I’ve removed it. I began this venture as a blook, a blog intended to become a book. I have accomplished that goal.

Today marks the release of my book, “SUCCESS IN THE ARTS: What It Takes To Make It In Creative Fields,” published by Elfstone Press. It is a book intended for anyone either already in or considering a career in the creative arts: writing, dance, acting, film, music or visual art (including graphic design and illustration).

One of my best decisions in this project was to begin it as a blog or blook. That kept me on a tight production schedule of writing one chapter a day as well as pointing my mind constantly to be aware that people were reading this who did not know me or any of my verbal shorthand. This, hopefully, contributed to clearer thought and writing on my part. I recommend a blook to any author dealing with inertia problems.

I want to thank all those who have made comments and to thank WordPress for a great way to reach so many folks.

I’ll say no more, only to just to say thanks. If you ever found any value in what I shared here, I’d appreciate if you considered geting the finished book and telling anyone else that you know in or entering the creative arts about it. Its more complete as a book that it was as a blook.

From Amazon.com

From Barnes and Noble.com

Order it online direct from Elfstone Press

Or call toll-free with your credit card 24/7: 1(800)247-6553

In Canada you can get it from Amazon.ca

Thank you from

Michael Shumate

(aka the Grand Poobah)