I’m sorry, but it’s true. I mean, sure it’s exciting that I got my first copy of the final version of my paperback (and sold it twenty minutes later, even though I was planning to give it away). I’m getting a bunch more tomorrow, some of which were promised to people already.
And yeah, it’s kind of neat that I’m starting to submit my work to book review blogs (please, please, please leave reviews on Amazon if a) you don’t share my last name, and b) you’ve read enough to have an informed opinion). I spent half an hour trying to figure out how to use Calibre properly before realizing that I can download a .mobi file straight from my Kindle dashboard, which shows how much common sense I have.
I signed up for a couple of other rating and sharing sites, too, so hopefully I’ll be getting some feedback soon. But that doesn’t really make this an interesting post.
What would? I’m working on that character sketch I talked about a few days ago. Character sketch? It’s 50,000 words long. It’s sort of a fun side project, though. I hope to get it polished up pretty soon, and maybe put it out as a free Kindle extra, although it doesn’t have a title. I’m terrible at titles. I’ll have to think of something.
Exciting yet? Probably not. I’m still undecided about how to proceed with The Paper Flower. I really dislike going back and making changes to things. I’d rather start over from scratch, just because it’s less confusing. I’m tempted to print it out, make notes, and retype it, doing the changes as I go. What I really need is a 3D holographic interface, where I can see everything all at once, move blocks of text with my hands, and telepathically make everything exactly how I want it to be. Now that would be exciting.
Anyway, I just wanted to check in quickly, because I haven’t written for a few days. I will return to my coherent, themed posts very soon. Until then…
[Addendum!] All right, this might be a little exciting. I’m offering a free promotion for the Kindle version of The Last Death of Tev Chrisini tomorrow (April 3). That means you save a whole $0.99, which is pretty much the most enticing thing I can offer a person. If you’ve been hesitating about reading it for fear of breaking the bank, now’s your chance.