Well, actually I mailed copies of Tim Powers’ DECLARE and THE STRESS OF HER REGARD to his agent, just in case Keanu Reeves was looking for new movie ideas. But when I looked at the box there was still space in it, and one of my author copies of FROZEN DREAMS was right there. No harm, right?
Mind you, this isn’t how you get a movie made from your book. I don’t even think I want a movie made from my book, because ironically I didn’t write it to be particularly cinematographic. But, worse case scenario: some minion at WME assigned to opening celebrity mail just scored three excellent books. I figure that’ll do for an act of generosity, at least.
*Or just wanted something to read, because those are really, really good books and if you haven’t read them you should.
A better day, thankfully; and some sales elsewhere! TALES FROM THE FERMI RESOLUTION may not have the legs FROZEN DREAMS did, but a lot of the characters in it deserve their own books. With any luck, I’ll be able to write them, too.
Okay: also, I like getting paid to write. It’s a hell of a concept, let me tell you.
Since I am apparently writing high urban fantasy detective novels now I should probably start reading them, hey? So I grabbed Supernatural Streets: I gotta admit, “stories of psychic FBI agents, werewolf detectives, monster hunters, and an ordinary cop just trying to survive when the ritual daggers come out” sounds like the stuff I’m down with reading. Besides, for three bucks what’s the harm, hey?
I think my sales were perhaps a touch depressed by the minor detail that the people who wanted a FROZEN DREAMS audiobook got one via the Kickstarter. But that’s all right: they also paid for the audiobook, which was the important thing there. I don’t know if I’m going to offer an audiobook as a stretch goal for TINSEL RAIN, though*. Still trying to recalibrate expectations.
*Assuming I do a Kickstarter. The ultimate goal is to not need to.
I’m going to go find some families in our complex more tomorrow and Wednesday. Basically, we have wide-aperture cardboard tubes (two three-footers, bound with duct tape) which we can mount to our railings and slide candy down a socially distanced space to the kids below. I got two other houses to do this, and I can get another nine with the tubes we got. There’s a guy around here who always does bouncy displays for Halloween. He’ll go for this, bless me if he won’t.
PS: Because it’s Halloween, and I decline to just give that up without a fight.
Just what it says on the tin. Here’s the link: and if you want to go ahead and write in FROZEN DREAMS under the Fantasy category I’m certainly not going to stop you*. As they say: it’s just an honor to be self-nominated.
*Although A Deadly Education was… dear God but that was a good book. I read it something like three times in a row. I can’t wait for the sequel. :pause: Okay, yes, I’m arguing against interest but there’s no shame in losing anything to Naomi Novik.