I’m sure everybody’s very grateful for that. The A proper picture for my ‘Pickman’s Model!’ Kickstarter ends tomorrow, at 11 AM EST. Hopefully I’ll be able to get the final art soon after that, which will let me get the short story out to the public in a reasonable amount of time. Can’t wait for people to read it!
Bags, boxes, hand truck, business card holder… and, God help me, a hernia brace. Getting older is so much fun – still, I pretty much have all the supplies I need for Galactic Con this weekend. Stop by the Flying Koala Publishing table, if you’re there!
I look at the notes at random, and see something helpfully pointed out that I should have blessed well considered the first go-round. Plus the usual list of darlings to kill, most of which I thought I had gotten already. This is why you need an editor, folks. If you are going to self-publish, you can do a lot of stuff yourself; but you can’t do without an editor and you can’t do without a book cover designer. Sorry.
The “A Proper Picture for my ‘Pickman’s Model!’” Kickstarter ends in 72 hours! We are fairly along on the path to the first stretch goal, so now is the time to back! Especially if you were going to buy my next chapbook anyway (it’s the first stretch goal, after all). Check it out today!
I brought a copy of JRR Tolkien’s The Silmarillion with me to the event because I couldn’t be social or tell people where to pitch their tents all day. It has been a while since I read it – and I suspect that I wasn’t as intelligent back then as I am now, because I definitely missed bits. I need hardly state that it’s a damn brilliant book. But I will, anyway: it’s a damn brilliant book… which encouraged more than a few lesser ones. Not Tolkien’s fault, mind you.
Although I am pleased at the level of success for the “A proper picture for my ‘Pickman’s Model!’” so far. It’d be awesome if it cracks the million dollar mark in the next five days. I needed it to fund, so that I could bring out the story this year and still be able to publish two more novels. And it has, so we’re golden.
But if people want to go for that million dollar objective, well, I can live with that.
I got reminded that they’re open until the middle of July (the link’s here). Before you ask: alas, I do not have an eligible book this time: FROZEN DREAMS was published before the period started, and TALES FROM THE FERMI RESOLUTION is a collection of short stories, not a novel. But I agree with Declan Finn that the Dragon Awards matter, and you should nominate the books published in the last year that you’ve read and liked.