Friends, countrymen, countrywomen, non-countrymen, and non-countrywomen!
First off, Unnaturally Green now costs only $14 on Amazon.com! FOURTEEN DOLLARS, I SAY! That's the price of a movie ticket! So affordable, I can't stand it!
Second off. Remember that time I was like, "Hey, I'm going to release a fun little How-To guide on getting started in ShowBizNess (<-- except I didn't spell it nonsensically) slash how to write stuff?" I tentatively called it a guide to "following your dreams." WELL. That project is finally coming to a close...to be released as an e-book very soon!
But here is the thing, muchachos: I need your advice. I'm in the midst of editing, and I find that a flaw of the booklet is that I discuss two pursuits, acting and writing. I do this because lots of the book is about general dream-following. Like, how to prepare to do something when you have no idea how to do it, and, naturally, I speak from experience, getting into some specifics from my own life with respect to Wicked and writing about it in Unnaturally Green. Hence, acting and writing.
The problem is that it feels schizophrenic. There are certain chapters where I need to get into more of the nitty gritty with each process, and I fear that the actors will be bored with the writer parts, and the writers will be bored with the actor parts.
What do you guys think? Should I release the book(s) separately, as two separate topics, with the same "general" introductions, or should I leave them combined? My fear is that the two separate books would be too similar to be distinct, or substantial enough to exist on their own. The other option (and what I've been doing) is putting little sign posts in the text, being like, "Writers, skip this section if you don't care!" or, "Actors, we're getting technical here. So, writers, head on to Chapter 6." But that feels kind of wacky?
Then again, I am a wacky person. So there.
Thoughts? Feel free to comment below! Thanks, dudes and dudettes!