So what’s been going on? I’ll tell you what’s been going on!
The webcomics world looks something like this:
GAMING GUARDIANS: Uhm, yeah. Totally not my fault, which means it’s probably my fault.
CARPE DIEM: Don’t ask. I might just do a Kickstarter so I can raise the funds and pay for an artist in advance.
DUNGEONS & DENIZENS: The fourth trade paperback is coming soon. Aw, yeah.
SUDDENLY FISTING: Might have to skip this week because of a certain convention approaching, or it might just be a little late. I hope it’s the former.
PROFILES: Krahnos graduates in May. He has not lost his love for this comic, so expect it to return sometime.
Alright, that’s what is happening in my little webcomics world. Now for some fiction news:
RELATIONSHIPS: The short story is written, so now I’m going to get it edited extensively. I’m pleased with how this looks, and it provides you gentle readers with some behind the scenes into a few characters from the DEATHLESS universe.
THE GRYPHON’S GOAL: Major writer’s block there. I’m working on other stuff until I hit an epiphany. Fear not!
UNTITLED SHORT STORY ANTHOLOGY: I’m going to gather up a lot of short stories I’ve written over the years and put it into a big ol’ book.
SECRET PROJECT: I’ll be announcing this one in May, but if you go to the Biggest Little FurCon in Reno, Nevada, you might just see a sneak peek. I think a LOT of you will enjoy this one, or at least I hope you do.
That’s about it for now. See you soon!
It seems my idea of posting Deathless and Welcome to Cappuccinos on a certain art site wasn’t a new idea!
This, my friends, is what I call A Sign. The Internet is telling me that what I was doing was the Right Idea.
So, starting Monday, I’ll be posting a new novella in 500 word installments five days a week. There won’t be much art involved, but I do have a few pieces in the works.
So on Monday, be ready for The Gryphon’s Goal. It’ll also be crossposted in other areas.
See you then!
Like the title says, my latest novella is available in print at FurPlanet (http://furplanet.com/shop/item.aspx?itemid=572) and on Amazon for the Kindle (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0088GX2EO)
Now, here’s where I ask you guys for some assistance. Don’t worry, it won’t cost you a cent! On June 10th, I plan to make the Kindle edition free for a day. I call upon all of you to download a copy on that day. I want to see if being in the top ten will make a difference in sales.
So help a geekboy out, will you? Thanks in advance!
Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup
Shotgun Gravy by Chuck Wendig
Somebody Comes to Town, Somebody Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow
Timeless by Gail Carriger
Skylands: Large Living by Sylvan Scott
Christmas in NeverEarth by Sylvan Scott
The Rose Petal Thief by Sylvan Scott
One-Click Banishment by Jeremiah Tolbert
Goblintown Justice by Matt Forbeck
The Ereshkigal Working by Jonathan L Howard
Wizard’s Apprentice by Delia Sherman
The Sorcerer Minus by Jefferey Ford
Home Again, Home Again by Cory Doctorow
Nimbly and the Dimension Hoppers by Cory Doctorow
Life So Dear or Peace So Sweet by C.C. Finlay
Beasts of Burden by Sylvan Scott
Skylands: Storm Warning by Sylvan Scott
The Descent by Patrick O’Duffy
The Clockwork Changeling by Sylvan Scott
My friend Vince did a meme regarding seven things. So I took the challenge, and he gave me seven things to talk about.
“How you met Aaron”
Aaron is my boyfriend, for those of you who don’t know.
It all started with an email. A fan email. He wanted to let me know how much he loved my writings and fell in love with one character in particular. So I responded, and he responded to that…
…and I didn’t reply. I forgot to, and when he sent another email two weeks later, I thought it was brand new.
Of course, I realized my error, and one thing led to another. We started emailing each other. We started talking on the phone. He came to visit for a week, and then we were hooked.
Yeah, somehow I’m known for killing off my characters even though I don’t really kill off that many. It’s not done on a whim–if it serves the story, then I’ll do it, but only after thinking of it for a long time. One of the prime examples is the death of Soulfighter, a character I loved to write about in Gaming Guardians and Powergamers. Her death was a natural flow of events, and she died a heroine’s death. Her death meant something.
Of course, that doesn’t mean every death means something, but it should serve to further the story. That said, I hate killing off characters.
I was a barista for a while. Unfortunately it was for a Starbucks, which has no clue as to what a barista is. It soured me on ever wanting to work for a coffee shop again, but at least I got a novel out of it. (also, see jackals)
I’ve always loved Anubis, who is a jackal headed god. That said, I love the mythological black jackals. I created one for Second Life and after working at Starbucks I named him Venti. I even wrote a novel about his misadventures, and people seem to like the character.
Now, my question for Vince is will he ever read that book?
Unfortunately I’ve never worn leather pants, but I have worn vinyl pants. Stuff was skintight, lemme tell you.
At the tail end of January 2011 I finally started lifting weights. I’d always wanted to exercise, but I could come up with any excuse not to. One day, I decided to make myself a promise: If I could work out for four weeks, I’d try the dieting, the supplements, the works. I succeed! And ever since then I’ve been hitting the gym like clockwork. Vince hates me for my white genes, since I have supposedly gotten bigger than him in a year’s time.
I think he secretly like it, though. I know I don’t mind him checking me out.
“Best reaction you’ve gotten from fans over something you did in your comics”
I would say that one guy’s irrational hatred of Carpe Diem would be the best reaction. But I’ll say my boyfriend’s fan mail over Brahma in Gaming Guardians. The Alex story. You know the one, GG fans. Yeah, that one.
Amortals by Matt Forbeck
Sharper Than a Serpent’s Tooth by Simon R Green
If You Go Into the Woods by David Gaughran
Mommy Issues of the Dead by TA Pratt
In an effort to post something at least once a month, here are the books I have read in January:
What the Night Knows by Dean Koontz
Something from the Nightside by Simon R. Green
Agents of Light and Darkness by Simon R. Green
Sourcery by Terry Prachett
Nightingale’s Lament by Simon R. Green
Red Sails in the Fallout: A Gamma World Novel by Paul Kidd
Hex in the City by Simon R. Green
Paths Not Taken by Simon R. Green
Wild Cards by George R.R. Martin and others
Deadlands: Perdition’s Daughter by Shane Hensley
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
Deadlands: Independence Day
The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton
Let’s not forget the short stories I have read in January!
I Cthulhu by Neil Gaiman
Naked Angel by Joe R. Lansdale (from L.A. Noire: The Collected Stories)
Street Wizard by Simon R. Green (from Way of the Wizard)
The Old Gray Dragon by Ben Goodridge
Yeah, nothing much to see here. Move along!
Upon hearing how someone has sold a bunch of her novels and novellas at 99 cents per e-book…and she’s sold a lot of them…well, it got me to thinking.
Deathless was originally $2.99, and I’ve had some decent sales, but would I get more if it were cheaper?
Let’s find out.
For the month of March Deathless is 99 cents. WHAT A DEAL. So let’s see if sales increase, because I’d rather have a lot of sales at 99 cents than a few sales at $2.99.