Friday, December 19, 2008

It's Out

Rippling abs. Rock hard pecs. Chiseled good looks.

Most of the time those are the words used to describe a calender boy.

Not this time.

I'll let y'all choose your own adjectives, but me myself and I, the man he spews forth nonsense on this blog on a regular basis is now officially a calender boy.

Despite having my ugly mug inside, this weekly planner makes a great tool for any writer. Here are the fact as I stole them from the Bylines website.

Not your ordinary daytimer, Bylines 2009 Calendar is chock full of inspiration, humor and passion. Just the sort of thing aspiring and working writers need to read on a daily basis to keep the creative juices flowing and the angst at bay.

Bylines 2009 Writer's Desk Calendar:


Each week features an author sharing his/her insights on the writing life.


Ample space for jotting notes, and highlighting upcoming events on the calendar


Weekly calendar; also a "month at a glance" view for planning longer projects

Extra Features:


Daily listings of famous writers' birthdays


Handy resource list of our favorite books and writing-related websites.


Page to designate writing goals for the year; also pages for writing monthly goals


Listings of "literary" holidays


Pages to write down conference notes


Pages for recording phone numbers and email addresses

Even MORE features in the 2009 edition:


Handy submission tracker, that can be copied as needed


Listings of popular literary festivals throughout North America


Pages for keeping track of travel/business expenses

The desk on the cover once belonged to Mark Twain and this edition has numerous pictures that tie in to Twain. Being a huge Twain fan that makes being selected for the project all the more pleasurable. Along with myself, Deborah Elliot-Upton, one of my very best writing friends, is also included. Should you wish to purchase an autographed copy send me an email ( Otherwise, you may order direct through Bylines. Cost will be the same, ($16.90 including shipping) but ordering through bylines will be faster, especially since I am about to embark on a week's vacation. Debbie doesn't know it yet, but I'll make her sign your copy as well. You can also email her for copies at(

And when I get back from Florida, I'll come up with some kind of contest to give a copy away.


Kristen Painter said...

So you're not shirtless then?

Travis Erwin said...

Kristen -- I am, but you can't see anything through all the glitter.

Georgie B said...


You're becoming quite the popular writer/blogger.

Barbara Martin said...

Congratulations! Great idea for those writer buddies we know.

Gee, Travis, a pin-up guy I can say I know.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Woot! I buy the yearly writer's calendar book as a treat to Self. Think I'll purchase this one for 2009.

Anonymous said...

Oh, good, for all my last minute gifts!

Though I snorted root beer at the glitter reference. I'm not sure I will ever again be able to look at glitter the same way.

Anonymous said...

No, seriously. I just bought one and sent it as a gift; and it was perfect, perfect, perfect.

Being Beth said...

Hey, that's FANTASTIC!!! Congratulations, Travis! I agree -- WOOHOO!!!!

laughingwolf said...

lol... is there not a song about... never mind, it's about a calendar GIRL :P

way to go, regardless ;)

Danette Haworth said...

Congratulations, Travis! What an honor.

Phats said...

HA! This is awesome Travis Congrats funny.

you and your family have a great holiday buddy. GO HUSKERS

Josh said...

very cool man

spyscribbler said...

Oh, hey, it's here! Congratulations!

I was looking for an inspiration writing calendar. I need a little dose of inspiration every day. :-)

David Cranmer said...

Travis, did you ever get my e-mail I sent on Mr. Boh Cyprain and his address?

Charles Gramlich said...

That's very cool. Congrats. But "planning one's day?" Vas is?

Janna Qualman said...