Less Than Random Thoughts From a Science Fiction Author and Generally Good Guy [ Fawkes ]

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Back to Work, You Scurvy Scum... Please

Okay, three day weekend over, here in the US. Back to work, the salt mines, the grind, the the sentence... also the place that pays me cash money to show-up. And so I go...
I am almost finished with my side-tracking short story I wrote last week. I need to edit it once more. Than I will have my editor bless it, and the submit it to a new writer's competion at Glimmer Train Press (thanks Renee). But first, I will either post it here on the blog or link it to my website - whichever's easier. That way my loyal fans can read it first and foremost. A gift for you! Look for it in a week or so.
Did I mention the work thingy? Yeah, gotta go.....

Friday, May 27, 2011

Where'd That Come From?

You know how you can wake-up with a song stuck in your head? Yesterday I woke-up with a short story in my head. Ain't that the darnedest thing? So, 26 hours later, I have 2900 words down, and can wrap-it up today. I write a novel over 6-12 months, but this, 3 days - tops. WTF! So I woke-up with a poem in my head one day, an haiku another, now a short story. What's next, a Ferrari with a supermodel in the passenger seat? Who knows! This is turning into a real distraction. I have chores, work, errands - I don't have time for all these free creative gifts. I need mundane, I need boring, I need... I need to get a grip - right? Maybe tomorrow... an opera... in Italian no less ; )

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Red Faced

Sorry, haven't blogged lately. I inch forward with Time Diving, re-writing. I'm at the stage where I'm not liking parts, mostly because I've read them soooo many times! It's not a good stage, though, because I'm this far into it, and beginning to doubt myself. Oh well, it always seem to happen. I have been occupied trying to advertise and promote TPN and Innerglow (a little). Very stressful and time consuming. I posted some rudimentary ads, got some clip-throughs, but only one ebook sale. Granted, I only threw $20 into the effort, but still, 50-60 hits and no paperbacks. And so it goes...
Writing is fun, writing is fun, keep repeating, writing is fun... ; )
I have decided that internet advertising is a major way to go, it's a matter of identifying where to put the ads. Any suggestions are clearly welcome! I think I need to set-up a blog/webpage for each book, so the ads can link to the blog, sort of an interest-catching destination, not just an Amazon link. Arg, more time. I notice a lot of followers lately coming in from Iran and in the UK, so hello to you all and thanks for the interest.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Why Does Literary Crap Sell So Well?

Quick note, because I am so annoyed! Here's my review for the popular A Discovery Of Witches book. I don't get it, I just don't get it! Argh! http://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/A297TMQG015F8K/ref=cm_cr_pr_pdp