Okay, so even though I started scribbling notes for that NaNoWriMo project I mentioned, and even though it probably would have been kind of fun, I’ve decided instead to focus the energy I would’ve spent on that on really trying to promote Crossing Decembers. So I took up a new sheet of paper and started scribbling notes about emailing people and updating web pages and blogs and stuff, and I’m going to try and treat it like my writing project for October, getting at least one chunk of work done every day.
Which brings me to Wowio, where you can now download Crossing Decembers for absolutely free.
Here’s the deal: Wowio offers electronic versions of books and comics and essays and stuff at no charge, but the authors still get paid by the download. I signed up awhile back to look into it – the trade-off is that there are a couple ad pages inserted into each book – and decided I’d see if they were interested in carrying Crossing Decembers, and it went up on the site this week. Give the cover image below a click to check it out. Now, feel free to share it!
It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a non-Star Wars video game and said, "Damn, do I want that."
Well, guess what?
Truthfully, I hadn’t heard anything about Portal before it was released this month, but that diagram is just a big bundle of braintease and I want to play this thing awfully bad.
The real selling point, though? The song from the closing credits: (Been in my head for days. Still there. Enjoy the cake.)
Since I’m unlikely to get my hands on Portal anytime soon, though, I’ve been giving some thought to giving NaNoWriMo another shot, just for fun. Tried it several years ago, wandered into the desert barely 11,000 words in and just died there. Haven’t done much writing for fun lately and this might be the thing that gets me back on the horse.
One last thing: I hope everyone’s enjoying Comet Holmes. Seriously – it’s a-frakking-mazing. My daughter and I have spent two blessedly clear nights outside this week watching it grow brighter. She’s totally enthralled with it, which gave me the chance to introduce her to a couple other backyard stargazing sights like the double cluster between Perseus and Cassiopeia and a double star near Vega.