I’ve had an account on Goodreads for many years, but have never made much use of it. But as our next collaborative novel is coming out this October 1, I’ve been trying to be better about promoting myself as an author as well as the book. And so, for the first time ever, I set up my author profile. Click here to check out my author profile. Make sure to follow my author profile while you’re there.
In 2017, I originally shared this post on Google+. It’s all about making sure you backup your writing. A good post, with good advice. Check it out. It also makes me a bit of a hypocrite, because I wasn’t actively backing up my Google+ content. Yikes! Luckily, I was able to save the most important things I believe, shortly before the closure of consumer Google+. Any rate… a good read, and I’m remind you again, make sure you have duplicates and copies of all the content you create. Not just the writing. Your content is important, a part of you, and your journey. Don’t lose that.
As of Saturday, I’ve been going through some old notebooks from the garage. I used to be a notebook junkie, back in my youth. Why? Because I was always writing something. Whether it was fiction, a journal, notes, etc. I’ve always been a note junkie, too. Unfortunately, before the cloud age, this meant a lot of notebooks and being afraid to throw away any of them in case there was something in there that didn’t eventually get realized somewhere else.
I’m mostly throwing away the stuff I’m going through, but there is an occasional gem here and there. These notebooks date between high school and college days. Any fiction I was writing at that age is pretty bad, but sometimes an idea was good. I try to keep ideas with potential, but stuff that’s just bad I toss. And then there’s the notes upon notes upon notes. You never know…
I’m currently watching the German show Perfume, based on the old classic book of same name. It’s a modern take/retelling. It’s a slow burn mystery. I tried to get my wife to watch it with me, she was passing out during the first episode and called it boring, I believe. I like the slow burn, eerie, deep mystery going on myself. But then again, my favorite movie is Hitchcock’s Vertigo which is also kind of a slow burn mystery.
Don’t make me pull this car over. I will pull this car over and park and everything. Just sit there on the side of the road all awkward like. That’s right. I’ll parallel park, if I have to. I don’t care.
Saw someone else doing this, like the emails of old’en days,
and I thought I might do it. I used to do things like these in email trains
back in the day, when I was super bored and home a lot (like over Christmas
break in high school). But I haven’t done this in YEARS…
So I’ll be answering 14 questions today. I just found this
random list of questions on Pinterest and only read a few, so I’ll be
improvising quite a bit. Let’s go.
Was working the other day and there was a woman talking to a man in a booth about some other man — presumably her boyfriend or ex. I was sweeping around, and trying not to overhear, but she was kinda loud.
At some point, the man kicked into “bros before hoes” mode and began to defend the man’s behavior.
She responded, “There’s no excuse for his actions…”
And I thought, “Go girl.”
But then she finished her thought, “There’s no excuse for his actions, he has mental issues.”
Doing some publishing work. Trying to get the 2 books in a collaborative series I’ve worked on over the past (almost) decade ALL OVER THE WEB. The first one has been out for a while, but I’m giving it some love to other platforms in preparation of the release of the second.
I’m trying out some new platforms (Google Play Books, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and more). I also want to have a non-retailer giant friendly version. Something that’s more direct. It’s also something that I want to be able to use with my personal giveaway stories that I do regularly (I’ve crudely been using Dropbox).
I’m finding Gumroad might be the sweet spot. Any Gumroad users on this site? Anyway…
I’m setting it up two ways for my personal usage: one link in the Gumroad store for purchasing, another “discount” link I can use that offers the same book for free.
Here’s how that looks:
$0.99 version of my short story The Experiment: https://gumroad.com/l/experimentnaw
FREE version of my short story The Experiment: https://gumroad.com/l/experimentnaw/naw001
You do not need a Gumroad account to purchase/download. After you purchase, the email address you provided will receive a receipt with a download link. Save that email for yourself. And because I’m nice, there’s no DRM on the ebook. That way you don’t have to worry about “too many” copies locking your file, or it only working in certain apps, or whatever.
Feel free to click the links and use it. Let me know what you think. Is it nice? Is this a process you wouldn’t mind going through if you were purchasing an ebook? And no, you don’t have to give me $0.99, you can use the freebie one. This is a test.