Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Career change - quasi

I'm not dumping the writing thing, but I'm changing focus again. This entire year has been one of discovery and hard work. I've written a novel, I've covered major news events, I've established myself as a social-media expert, I've shed the shackles of the bland assignments and have taken on some fun stuff. Now it all comes into focus.

Over the next 45 years I figure I'll continue on this path. I plan to collaborate and consult with various corporations and show them how they can participate in the social-media world. My writing skills will be taxed as I plan to write a new book each year (it only took a month this year so why not dedicate one month a year to a new book?). And my income will be derived from my role as a social media consultant, syndicated columnist and features writer.

How's that sound? I like it. You can learn more by googling me - jeff cutler.

Thanks for reading!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

NaNoWriMo has begun

Just a quick update to let you know that National Novel Writing Month has begun and I've written 1667 words of my novel.

That's just for today. I have 29 days left and about 48,000 words left to go.

Anxious, worried, scared and excited all at once.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Boston Red Sox

Sitting here watching the Boston Red Sox and wondering how they keep digging deep and battling back in all their games.

Dustin Pedroia, who I saw down in Pawtucket a TON, just jacked a homerun in game 7 of the ALCS in Tampa.

It'll be fun no matter what the result.

Hope it doesn't go extra innings or Monday will come mighty early.


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Columns for sale

If you get a chance to visit JeffCutler.com/Jeff, you'll see that I've started to accumulate columns for sale.

If you're an editor looking for columns for your print or online publication, gimme a shout at Jeff Cutler dot com or over on Bowl of Cheese dot com.


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Jeff Cutler is Novel Ideas

Now it seems that there are two other Novel Ideas companies in the nation. I'm guessing the count is much higher, but when I opened my writing services firm on January 1, 1992 I didn't realize that the world would shrink so much as the Internet brought us together.

With my Novel Ideas writing site at Ideas2Words dot com - www.ideas2words.com - I attract a modest amount of business. But as you can guess, the reason my Novel Ideas site isn't at NovelIdeas.com is two-fold.

One - the name was taken. Pure and simple. Novel Ideas is a bookmark company in North Carolina. Good name. Fair product. I was too slow.

Two - NovelIdeas looks like Noveiideas or NoveLLdeas when written out. Having two of the same letter - unless you're google - in your domain name is bad news. So I haven't pursued it.

But now there's a writer marketing herself and her company - Novel Ideas - out in the western part of the United States.

What to do? Cease and desist? Nice letter asking her to give up the name? Combine forces and have two offices of Novel Ideas?

I don't know. Send me your suggestions.

Right now I'm on a writing sabbatical, but still have some billing through both Jeff Cutler and Novel Ideas. So the company isn't on hiatus and isn't going away.

It begs the question of intellectual property in this age of fast-moving people and concerns.

Keep reading...I'll let you know how it all turns out.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


Have you been to my Sabbatical site recently?

Take a quick jaunt over to Jeff Cutler dot com or http://www.jeffcutler.com to see what I'm writing about and how the sabbatical is professing.

Thanks! I'll add more stuff here soon. Just trying to find a great way to cross populate blogs with common entries.

Keep reading!