Sunday, June 10, 2012

Lazy Days Forever

So. I had all weekend off. More than the weekend, actually. My boss actually gave me Thursday and Friday off as well. I'm not entirely sure the reasons behind his generosity (though I suspect evil. It's always safer that way. I figure I'll likely return to work tomorrow, only to find that my position there has been usurped by Bizzaro-Lyn and the zombie apocalypse has begun.) Anyway, I figured I'd use it productively. You know, by working on promotions for the book I just published, or working on the book I'm in the process of writing. Productive things.

Instead, I did... nothing. And it was fantastic!

Ok, nothing isn't *entirely* accurate. I spent a lot of time exploring the brand new app I found on Xbox Live, the Amazon Instant Video app! (Yeah, I know this isn't remotely new to the world in general. But it's new to my Xbox and that's all that matters! So there!) First, I watched a bunch of cartoons. I mean a bunch. Embarrassing quantities, actually. I discovered I absolutely hate the Joker in "Young Justice" which is sad, really, because the rest of the series is pretty damn awesome. Of course, the Joker only seems to be in one episode. And he's not really the biggest part of said episode. But this is me, and not only do I obsess about small, unimportant things as a rule, it is absolutely guaranteed that I'm going to zoom right in on anything Batman related. Especially the Joker. If you screw him up, damn straight I'm going to gripe about it. A lot. And almost stop watching the entire (really awesome, otherwise) series over it. Because I'm crazy like that. I didn't get nicknamed Harley Quinn for nothing here, people!

So yes. Very productive weekend. I'm thinking about calling in sick tomorrow... To, you know, take a break from all this hard work I've been doing.

Monday, June 4, 2012

In print...

Well, this post is several days coming, but I wanted to actually wait until I was done tweaking and shifting things around in the various formats. And when I say done, I mean mostly done. Sort of. Which is silly, because no one reads this. BUT! Someone might be soon. Hopefully. Because if they (and by they, I mean you) are reading this, that means they (you) saw the link in my book and have come to learn more about me. Silly, silly them (you)!

I feel like I've gotten off track... OH YEAH!

So. I'm now a published author! I've joined the hundreds of thousands of others on Amazon and the like! Whoot!
My book on AmazonMy book on Createspace, and My book on Barnes and Noble

It's got a couple different covers... The one for the ebooks (see right) is one my friend Amar  threw together for me, out of the goodness of his heart and a dinner that I still owe him. It's nothing ground-breaking, but it's far better than I deserve, for asking him to do it last minute and all. The one for the print copies (see left) is the one I threw together last minute, with much assistance from Createspace's cover builder. If fans (all five of them, thus far) like one over the other, that's the style I'll go with. So, if you're a new fan, feel free to let me know your thoughts! More than just deciding this book, there's a good chance you'll be influencing the next book's look. And the one after that, and the one after that...

Oh, and as a side note, if anyone is wondering why I'm not using Smashwords, it's because I am having no end of trouble with that site. I'm sure it's a brilliant and fantastic service. I'm not badmouthing it in any way. But for some reason, it doesn't get along with me. It keeps telling me that I don't have a cover (even though it shows the cover I've uploaded some six times so far) and claims I've made formatting problems that I just haven't made. O.o With any luck, I'll get this resolved and my book will be available in even more formats.

Now, off to figure out this terrifying beast called marketing... *shudders*