This may be a pitiful milestone for the big/medium bloggers out there, but it’s a cool one for me. Just tipped over 1000 views today! Actually it was last night, but I was in an Echomancer writing fugue and could not be bothered.
My goal now is to really earn the next 1000, 10,000, and 100,000 views. I’ll try to keep things interesting so you’ll come back often/daily. I’ll try to have fresh creative content on here as often as possible, whether it be a snippet of the increasingly dominating manuscript for Echomancer, new short stories like I did for “ILYAMY” and “Bumped”, or news about the ever-approaching horizon for A Sword Into Darkness‘s impending launch (such as, just got a somewhat-late, but very helpful critique from an old friend that I’m trying to figure out how to employ (the critique, not the friend–he has a real job)).
Sooo, I’m off to earn those next kiloviews and megaviews. But not today! Today is the Mays family Crab and Clam boil which I’ve procrastinated cleaning up for, for far too long. Toodles and have a great weekend!
Well, my previous post unfortunately dropped into the internets without much of a splash and barely a ripple. That’s what I get for announcing a new feature on Labor Day weekend while WorldCon was going on. Everyone had better places to be.
But now you’re all back at work and hating life, so you’ll be searching desperately for diversions. And what a diversion I’m proposing to you!
PLUG YOUR BOOK HERE.
Indie and self-published SF / Fantasy / Horror / and Adventure authors, I’m about to join your ranks, so I’m proposing a quid-pro-quo arrangement for the benefit of all. Sort of like John Scalzi’s Big Idea guest columns, I’m proposing you dear authors without marketing teams behind you include The Improbable Author in your marketing plan. I get more viewership for my impending launch, and you get more sales out there as well.
If you’d like to guest-post 5-10 paragraphs about your book, yourself, and the your journey from concept to execution, just leave your contact info in the comments below, use the contact form, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll work out the details. Posting schedule depends on inputs, but there should be little to no delay once we get in contact.
So, authors and readers, let’s get the word out there about the amazing books now populating the indie realm!
I look forward to hearing from you.
SORRY, TAKEN DOWN FOR SUBMISSIONS. THANKS FOR ALL THE COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS!!
Thank you, again, to all the folks who contributed to “ILYAMY”. My hope is to fix it up and get it started on the magazine rejection cycle as soon as possible. I’ll keep you, dear reader, updated as things unfold.
And now for something completely different. Where “ILYAMY” was straight-up SF drama and somewhat dark-ish, this new tale is a bit of frothy fun (at least my definition of it). “Bumped” is an old-school adventure yarn. Were I forced to pigeon-hole it, I’d classify it as a mad-scientist romance / gadget caper. If that’s your thing (and how could it NOT be?), I think you’ll get a kick out of it. It had a little-seen previous version on Baen’s Bar, but I excised about 2000 words and punched it up quite a bit. It’s now a good bit funner.
As with the last short story in progress, this’ll be up for a couple of weeks and then it will vanish from the internets in order to find its way to a paying market.
Let me know what you think! Happy Reading!!