Well I’ve had a first look at the new author’s website Nita is putting together for me. It’s not active yet, but I must say I am impressed. It’s clean, elegant, and makes me look like I’m WAY more reputable an author than I actually am. I’m looking into transferring this blog lock stock and … More Working on a New Site…
Late to the party, I know, but I’m finally watching HBO’s series A Game of Thrones. I’m not going to bother gushing about it. It rocks. Great cast – Sean Bean is awesome, as always. Peter Dinklage probably has the best character in the series as Tyrion Lannister (aka the Imp), but really there isn’t … More A Game of Thrones
Nita at Inky Kiss is currently working on an author’s website for me. In the meantime she’s noted that I use Mossfoot as a kind of trademark or icon for myself, which is true. On the forums he’s my avatar and username, as a cartoonist he’s the character most closely connected to me, when I’m travelling … More A Logo for Mossfoot
Steven King wrote in On Writing about the importance of a supportive spouse. For every first novel he sees that is dedicated to a wife or husband, he nods to himself, thinking, “There’s someone who understands what it’s like.” The other day on The Daily Show, they did a skit about the closing of the … More For Sale: Used Wife. Cheap!
So, how much do I stand to make off my novel? Basically it’s 15% for each hard copy sold and 45% for each electronic copy. This seems to be on the high end of the scale from what I can tell. That’s awesome, of course. So if the book sells for $12 in print (US) … More Promoting Bleeding Heart Yard: Step 4 – Profit!
The website I made is temporary. Nita Naidoo at Inky Kiss has offered to lend the money needed to get a website up and running, and design it for free! I’ve been hearing it’ll cost $100 a year, but my brother Wyatt says his site only costs $50… so I guess shopping around will be in … More Promoting Bleeding Heart Yard: Step 3 – ?????
Facebook is a good start, and easy enough to do (I had to do it for Odin Books recently so I had practice), but I also need something dedicated for the book as well. A friend of mind has offered to design a website for me, and that’s something I’m going to take her up … More Promoting Bleeding Heart Yard: Step 2 – Website
Came across this guy on Granville after seeing Captain America. It was almost worth a dollar for the laugh that gave me, except the only reason I saw a movie at all was because I had a gift certificate from my brother. But the guy was nice enough to give me some advice anyway. “It’s … More Can’t Fault Him For Trying: aka Truth In Advertising
F**K YEAH! While Cowboys & Aliens was fun and forgettable with some great lead performances, Captain America is spectacular and memorable with some great supporting performances. Chris Evans gives a fine performance, but I honestly can’t say it was great. It did the job and it did it well, but it doesn’t stand out the way, say, … More Captain America
With a name like Cowboys & Aliens you don’t go in expecting much. This is Jon Favreau’s latest film, which is probably the reason I gave it a chance. Jon “gets” comic book movies. Though to be honest, given the quality of comic book movies lately that’s no longer as remarkable as it used to … More Cowboys & Aliens
Well, it won’t be released till September, but here’s a sneak peek at the cover and blurb for my first publication: Bleeding Heart Yard http://www.mundania.com/book.php?title=Bleeding%20Heart%20Yard Woot! Go me! Now to get my next book ready for them!
Nice little twist in my job is that they want me to set up and update Odin Book’s new Facebook page. I’ve already got a good start on it, and like the fact I’m able to put my Hipstamatic to creative uses but on company time 😉 Check us out: http://www.facebook.com/odinbooks I’ll eventually add video and … More Facebook, Hipstamatic, and Getting Paid
One good bit of advice I got recently regarding what I can do to help sales for my upcoming novel, Bleeding Heart Yard, is to get to work on another book right away. When people read a book from an author they like they tend to take a look at their back catalog, so each … More Feelin the writin groove – it’s been so long…
Jailbreaking my iPhone is something I do not regret. It’s legal (despite what you might have heard) and does not void your warranty (in part because you can restore back to a pre-jailbroken state and no one will be the wiser unless you changed your baseband in the process… don’t ask). Jailbreaking gives the average … More The Perils of Jailbreaking
The Hipstamatic recently came out with a new case and lenses for a promotion of Cowboys and Aliens (which I actually would like to see). So I’ve gone back to my Steampunk look, with the moving gear and spring background. I’ve updated it with rounder keys and old west font and whatnot (though not brass… … More Updated iPhone look
So I’m having a busy long weekend. After the Geocaching I went to a wedding in Victoria, had my Facebook raped, and visited several of Gillian’s relatives before heading back, so I’m still trying to catch up with where I left off. Let’s see, when I met Gillian at Stanley Park, the first thing I … More GeoCache Continued
I had Thursday and Friday off at work. Friday was my geocache adventure, and today we went to Victoria for my friend Sharleen’s wedding. However, I had forgotten to log myself out from Facebook on the computer at work, and got my virtual ass raped by my real co-workers once again. Before I knew it “I” … More Long Weekend – Short Memory
What better way to celebrate our nation’s big day than by rambling about the woods looking for cheap crap? First there was the preparation. An iPhone 3GS with the Commander Compass app. This is a free app that you can input GPS coordinates into and follow to your destination. Not just Lat/Long, but even elevation … More Canada Day – Geocache Day