Monday, January 24, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Derek J. Canyon's Blog on Trading Short Stories is a great idea. It's like the Girls With Guns Anthology but without the Girls With Guns theme. The intent, anyway. A bunch of short stories by a bunch of different authors so there is a sampler out there that people can download and enjoy—and then of course buy stuff from the authors in there.
Maybe someone could start up a free trade forum or something, although that probably already exists.
Normal books—print books—have samples in them, too. I had this idea where, at the end ofMeese, I’d include that short story I wrote for Girls With Guns—since it is kind of a sequel to the book. It would go between Meese and that wonderful book I have on my mind that’s the realsequel to Meese, which I will now call Meese II for simplicity’s sake. It’s a wonderful book. All in my head, of course. Just like most of Meese.
Except, of course, for...
12010 words of it!
The word count meter says I’m 17% done it now, which is nice, except this blog post isn’t about Meese at all. But how could I go one post without a shameless plug for Meese?
Please excuse me. It’s somewhere after 3am.
Go check out Derek J. Canyon’s blog. It’s better than mine. All four of you.
Why hello 2011. I was watching a Marx Brothers movie when you came in. I do seem to recall neighbours banging pots and pans to bring you in, though. When I’m spending time with Dad, festivities fall by the wayside. The closest we got was muting A Night At The Opera to listen to the banging (of pots).
I’m sorry I didn’t bring you in properly. I know. I suck.
But I’m willing to make it up to you. I propose a deal.
I know, I know. Tonnes of people make deals with new years. Resolutions, they call them. I’d call mine a promise, except—as this blog proves—I really suck at keeping promises.
A deal, then. A few, actually.
I will finish, revise, rephrase, rehab, and publish Meese.
I will market Meese.
I will finish, revise, rephrase, rehab and publish a collection of short stories.
I will market them both.
I may also do well in school, on the side. Because I shall be that amazing.
Actually, I want Meese's first draft done by Friday. A bit of a silly deadline, but one that will make me lose enough sleep to get a fiar chunk of words in. Er. Wait a sec. It's Thursday now. Make that Saturday morning. I have a driving lesson that morning. There's no way this could go wrong!
I'm currently reading 10 Days That Shook the World. That's where the "Revolutions" part of the title came from.