Wow, has it really been nearly a month since I updated? Sorry about that!
Suffice it to say, it’s been a busy month. I’m currently working on expanding the world of Becoming Violet with a series of new stories. Plus, I also have a few other stories percolating in the old hopper.
There’s a possibility I may explore one as my subject for National Novel Writing Month this year, but I haven’t decided on that one way or another. It’s also just as likely I may pass on NaNoWriMo entirely this year to focus on the Violet stories. Thankfully, I still have a few weeks left to decide.
I do have a cover almost finished for the Violet collection that I intend to debut just as soon as I’ve committed to a name for the stories as a group.
And that’s about it for now! Thanks for being patient and, as usual, be good to each other!
So I’m really excited to announce that I’m doing my first giveaway of paperback books over at Goodreads! Just click the “enter to win” button below for a chance to win one of 3 copies of This Mortal Coil. It’s as simple as that!
Hey, everybody! This is just a quick note to let you all know that my new short story Becoming Violet is available now from Amazon. Give it a look, won’t you? And please, if you like it, be sure to give it a review on Amazon. Thanks!
I’m sure I probably mentioned it before, but I’m just about ready to release my new short story Becoming Violet. It’ll be available on Amazon for 99¢ eventually, but if you want to be among the first to read it, you should sign up for the mailing list on the left side of the page there, because then you’ll get it free as part of my first newsletter!
Here’s a look at the cover. (Can you tell I designed it myself? Heh.)
Hey everybody. I just wanted to check in and give you all a heads up on my progress with the proof copy of The Lazarus Particle. It’s been a busy few weeks, but I’m slowly making my way through it, making sure it’s as absolutely perfect as possible before I send it off to print. I know it seems like it’s taking forever (believe me, I do), but it won’t be long now, hopefully!
Speaking of paperbacks, I’m eagerly awaiting the proof copy of the paperback version of This Mortal Coil! I can’t wait to hold a printed copy of the very first fiction story I finished in my hands. So cool!
Last but not least, a quick note about the mailing list. Shortly I’ll be sending out my first newsletter, which will feature, most notably, a brand new short story called Becoming Violet. It’s a very different, very sweet beat for me but definitely still with all that sci-fi goodness you’ve come to know and expect from me. So, if you want to be the first to read it, sign up either below or on the little box to the right. Thanks and be well, everyone!
That’s right! After a long and occasionally confounding process, my files for the paperback version of The Lazarus Particle were accepted by CreateSpace. I’m told the proof has already been printed and is winging its way to my door as I type up this update!
This is exciting on several levels. The first is the most obvious one: I’m finally going to hold a printed copy of one of my books in my hands! So cool!
The second is the process itself. Primarily I decided to learn how to do the formatting myself because at the time I was pretty broke and farming out the work to someone else when I had more than enough time to do it myself seemed a silly use of my resources. Then I got a much better day job, my free time took a serious hit, and with it, the process slowed to a crawl. Finally, I managed to carve out some time over the last few weeks and really put my nose to the grindstone. A few times I considered just turning the whole mess over to a professional to fix but ultimately I’m glad I stuck with it. It’s incredibly gratifying to know that, other than the cover and the printing itself, I oversaw every single aspect of the creation of my novel. Not a lot of people can say that and I’m proud to count myself as one of them now.
The third is that I can now start giving away copies as part of special events and what not! The first promotion is definitely going to be a contest for my mailing list subscribers, so if you want to be among the first to hear about it, all you have do is sign up in that little box on the upper right!
I’m also going to start working on a paperback version of This Mortal Coil, so stay tuned for more info on that and lots and lots more!