Been a minute since our last one-sided conversation in cyberspace, right? Soon I’ll update you with news on what I’ve been up to, but in the meanwhile UFO 4 is dropping! Once again I’m on board as an associate editor, reading anonymous stories in the slush. That’s going down in April, but right now the Kickstarter’s active, it’s coming down to the last ten days and we need your support.
You guys aren’t new to this if you’ve seen me work. And there’s a lot to love about the 4th installment. Stories by Neil Gaiman and G.R.R. Martin top the list of headliners, specializing in dark humor. That’s right folks, UFO 4 is all dark humor this time and around. This kind of stuff has always been a favorite of mine because of the wicked fun of it all. Who doesn’t wanna laugh at something we should probably not be laughing about?
If I can get it into my mind to do something appropriately dark and funny I may have a story in it as well… we’ll see. In the meanwhile, head on over to the site, check it out and preorder/support the cause!
Making sense of the whirlwind of blog topics
Have you guys been saying good things about me, telling folks you like my blog? Reason I ask is because I was approached by a representative from firstsiteguide.com, asking me to take a look at it and let my readers know what I think. Well, I’ve browsed the site, looked at some of the advice, enjoyed some of the fun pictures and I’m pleased to report that it’s worth checking out if any of you are interested in blogging.
They cover the gamut of blogging, from the history, to why people do it, what kinds are out there, how to make money from blogging, you name it. Maybe I should look at the chapter about monetizing the blog… who couldn’t go for more of that right?
If you have an inkling of a kernel of a nugget of an idea you wouldn’t mind blogging about, I definitely recommend checking them out. When I first started fictigristle, I wanted to document this war in the trenches, the journey from selling my first story at token pay to becoming a pro to (now!) working on getting a book deal. I remember when I thought it up I wasn’t sure of how to really start, what things to include, where to host it, etc. Having something like that back when I posted my first blog would have helped make the war in the trenches feel less like a war.
I hope everybody had a great Christmas. I got the deluxe shaving set as my flagship gift and I was beyond stoked! No more of this!
No more of this!
I just wanted to remind you all that my novelette Dialogues with Talking Heads is still free. Get it today because tomorrow the price becomes an actual price! So grab it, read it, rate it, review it! Today even! And I’ll see you all in the next year.