Curious thing. As a newly self-published author, I’ve picked up an inclination to go poking around other independent author’s pages, kick the tires, see what people say about them. Many of them are more established than I am and have a few works out, some even have made a minor name for themselves. Others are about where I am.
Good news! I’m prepping my book, Demigod Conception, for print-on-demand. Paper’s a bit expensive, but it would make some really cool holiday gifts. I plan to have it ready to go by Sunday.
Amazon’s print-on-demand solution is remarkably easy to use. Hopefully it’s as quality a product as their online tool and their sales service suggests. So far, so good.
If you can’t wait and want to buy it now, it’s available on amazon.com Kindle.
Finished my first marketing-themed short story today. They say you should write what you know, but frankly, writing about marketing seemed to be a quick way to bore audiences. That is, until today!
My hero’s a 10-year-old who teams up with a marketing executive and a computerized store marketing system to… Well, it’s a short story, so I can’t give away the good part, can I? Still, I dig the concept. It’s sci-fi horror, but it’s also suitable for young-adult audiences, I think. Benign language, minimal bloodshed. When I clean it up, I think I’ll shop it around a bit.
Maybe someday I’ll overcome my fear of clowns enough to write a story with clowns in. Clowns on tall structures. Acrophobia and Coulrophobia blending in a frenzy of falling wigs and oversized shoes.
Willies. Clowns give me the willies.
(Oh, and check out this cool phobia list.)