Monthly Archives: March 2011

The eBook Adventure Begins in Earnest

When I published The Curse of Troius through Createspace, I was excited for two things: I now had an actual printed book that I wrote in my hands, and I could look at and see my book for sale across the country.  I felt good about it, to see all those hours and days and months that added up finally resulted in an actual tangible result.  I suppose it was a shadowy imitation of the experience of having a child (I wouldn’t know for sure, but in my imagination it is): something unique that only you could have created, now in the world.  All I know is, Lady Aravan probably thought I’d lost my mind as I sat holding it, giggling and shaking my head in sheer wonder. Read the rest of this entry

Some Thoughts on Self-Publishing

Recently, a friend and fellow-writer-stymied-by-the-ridiculously-impregnable-world-of-publishing sent me a link to a blog post.  Since it was about self-publishing, which I have done and my friend has not, he thought it would be of interest to me.

Boy, was he right. Read the rest of this entry

A Brief Apology

I am so sorry, Blog Of Mine, that I’ve been away so long.  You know how corporate accounting is: year-end work becomes an all-consuming beast, and the few hours you get away from it you want to run away and do anything that involves no thought. 

Oh, you don’t know what it’s like in corporate accounting, since you are a website that just allows me to paste things into it and let other people read them?  Well then.

Well, I’ve been doing that whole brain-off thing as much as possible.  For me, that’s been Archer, Tosh.0, Top Shot, Two Fat Ladies, Nigella Express, Restaurant: Impossible, and old episodes of Firefly.  In other words, a lot of TV and very little writing.

I’ll try to do better.

Soon, I’ll have a new review of Bob Harper’s latest cardio DVD, just as soon as I actually take the time to do it.  Then I’ll be making a push to finish my sequel to The Curse of Troius (available for the Amazon Kindle at just $2.99!) in the next couple of months.  Honestly, it’s good to be back.