Thursday, March 29, 2012

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Pet's name: Fuzzykins
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Pet's name: Spidro
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Pet's name: Delilah
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Friday, March 23, 2012

30 days, 30 stories

I'm starting a new challenge for myself. Every 6 months I'm going to challenge myself to write 30 short stories/novelettes in 30 days. This time around, they will each be published once they're completed and sold for $1.99 in the Amazon Kindle store, with the first 5 days of each story being free promo days.
So far I've almost completed a short story entitled "The Joint," which, as the title suggests, follows the path of a joint throughout a day. It should be up tomorrow or Sunday.
Each story will get its own blog post, and I'm currently on day 2 of the challenge. 28 days to go and 29 stories? I better step it up!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Do you Pusker Du?

Yes, I realize that it's "Husker Du" and there's those little dots over at least one of those u's, but that was my cat Puss Puss' nickname. That and Kitty Carlisle, Pussers, Puskercats, The Puss, Puss Puss, Snuffy, and Silly Puss. We put her to sleep yesterday afternoon. I miss her terribly. We had her since I was 5 or 6. She was 18 years old.
I had to make that decision. It was my call that killed her. Yeah, the doctor injected the poison, but I killed her. I took her life. I feel like a murderer.

But in the shadow of her death, my friend Buri's Dad has given me a seriously good idea for a novel. A second Holocaust. This time the Muslims instead of the Jews. That is the most I will say at this time. Hoping I can pull it off. Make it believable.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

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Really, I'm running out of blog titles.
Back, before the demise of GreatestJournal, I blogged constantly and I rarely had titles. This property does not follow through with my books, as I figure out a title FIRST, then do all the "dirty work" of writing it. It pretty much goes Title, Main Character, Supplemental Characters, Setting, Plot, Bad Guys, Genre, Content, Book Cover. Editing occurs all throughout the process, and it does get one final look over in a printed out version so I can find any weird anomalies.
Take right now for instance. I just got the idea for a story titled "Her Deepest Desire." The main character would be a girl of 16, an orphan, her name would be Naoma Liddel, and she would live with a foster family. Et cetera.
I come up with that information first, and the rest of it just flows. By the time I get to Supplemental Characters, I've already started writing the book. Sure, the first few paragraphs will change and evolve through the entire process, but most of the time the first sentence I write is what ends up being the first sentence of the book.

But I digress, as that was not the intended purpose of this blog entry.

First off, I want to show off this lovely link here: http://www.amazon.com/Emmas-Blog/dp/B007H0GCUI/  you can subscribe to this blog on your kindle. It's 99 cents per month with a 14 day trial period. Each entry would automatically be delivered to your kindle.

Also, almost all of my published works will be available for free for the FINAL TIME until after May tomorrow. Only Random and Disturbing Thoughts and Paper Lanterns will be left out, as I don't have any more free days for them.

Thursday, March 08, 2012

50!

This is the 50th blog post on this blog! Awesome stuff!

So, "Nikki's Choice" will be coming out soon, started the final re-write of it (first time on paper, I write things about 90 times in my head first) last night between Degrassi episodes. Hoping to finish writing it this weekend so it can be out within the next few weeks.

I don't know if I mentioned it on the blog or not, but I will NO LONGER BE GIVING OUT RELEASE DATES. This is, of course, unless I get picked up by a real publisher and can be assured as to when my stuff will come out in stores and such. But I've had too many people on the various forums that I post on get so mad when Amazon doesn't have the book out right away on the release date I've given, so I'm done giving out release dates unless I'm releasing a PDF through this here blog, which I probably will not do. Ever. Because it's far too much work.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Murder

My latest work of fiction, "Murder," is available for free from the Amazon Kindle store until 12:00AM Pacific time, so you should definitely go check it out!
http://www.amazon.com/Murder-Cigarette-Papers-ebook/dp/B007GZAHDM/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1331159971&sr=8-10

Also, I have a big favor to ask you guys, if you find a review of one of my books, can you link it to me in the comments of my posts please? :)

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Murder (A high school Speech team reject)

True to form, I may have been talking about "Murder" the past few days, but I never gave a real release date. Well, now I will. It'll be out within the next 12 hours, whenever Amazon sees fit.
Major props and huge shout out to my friend/former college instructor, Cara Bennett, who is actually on the cover of "Murder."
Swanky cover, innit?  :)

Murder is priced at $1.00, but will eventually go down to $0.99 when Amazon stops being a tool and lets me set the price at $0.99. It fought me tooth and nail to even let me publish it last night.

Also, huge-ish type news. You will soon be able to subscribe to this blog right from your kindle and get all my awesome updates delivered right to your kindle! KINDLEKINDLEKINDLEKINDLEKINDLE! Kindle! Kindle. Kindle?

Sorry, got stuck in a loop there.

I'm still considering changing a few things about the cover for "Murder," mostly the color scheme. But for now, I'm happy with how it looks, and it's my 7th (self)published work! Super happy about that.