As I write this my Pendulum Heroes Goodreads Giveaway has exactly 187 entries. If you don’t know the significance of the number, a quick Google will tell you about it and confirm to you that I’m hypothetically killing it in these trenches. Not bad considering that my sole advertisement is telling folks it’s there on Twitter, Goodreads and of course here on the gristle. We’ve got just a little less than a week left before the giveaway ends, so now’s the time to enter if you haven’t already.
Also of pretty cool note, the site All Author has entered the Pendulum Heroes book cover into their Cover of the Month contest for August. The cover rocks and I think it’s miles ahead of the competition on the site, but I need your help on this. If you dig the cover too take a moment to go to Pendulum’s All Author page and +1 it. No need to register for the site or sign up for some kind of mailing list, it’s just a matter of clicking the link and hitting the vote button.
Meanwhile, let me update you guys on what I’ve been doing. I know I said I was going to focus on the novel but I took these last few weeks off to engage in a Codex writing contest. They keep the tools sharp and they’re too fun to not put some words to. That said, you guys should expect some flash stories from me later this year.
Did all of you notice the title? I wanted to make a point and put a mark in the web-sand the difference between hypothetically killing something and literally killing something. Am I the only one irked when someone says “It was literally killing me” or “I was literally dying” or “my head was literally exploding” and I’m like “ARRRRGHH! I’M NOT A GRAMMARIAN BUT DAMN, DO YOU KNOW WHAT LITERALLY MEANS?!!” So I’m doing my small part to make “hypothetically” cool again. I think part of the problem is that it’s too damn long. And you can’t shorten it to “hypo” because you could mean a dozen words and that’ll just confuse everyone. I would literally piss off people with hypoglycemic, hypochondria, hypothermia and that’s a huge demographic that never did anything to me. Notice the usages. Plus, “hypothet” that sounds cool. That hypothet works. Try it for yourselves. Let’s literally destroy the world’s liberal use of literally.
So less than a week left to enter to win a free epic genre-savvy adventure novel, so don’t put it off. Click here and enter!
Also, don’t let the cover wither in obscurity when it looks better than a lot of covers gracing the front page. Only takes a second to click, so go vote!