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Reminder: Chosen One Contest still open til Thursday

Win this thing!

For those of you who want to win a physical Advanced Reader Copy of Pendulum Shift, the Chosen One Contest is still open until Thursday morning, 7 A.M. Eastern.   Just sign up for my mailing list to be entered.

You know exactly why I named it the Chosen One Contest if you’ve read the first book.  If you haven’t, you can still enter the contest to win book two without fear of missing all the action, adventure and magic of book one. No one wants to start someone on Star Wars with Empire, right?  Worry not, because the day after the contest I’m giving the first book away on Amazon all weekend!

Free download this thing!

So you can potentially get two free books before this week’s over.  But only if you’re the Chosen One.

And for those of you who prefer ebooks and rather not ruin your minimalist aesthetic by introducing paper into your environment, preorders for the Pendulum Shift e-book are live right now!  I’m the last guy who’d get mad at you going green with your fiction.

Stay tuned for updates!

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187 on the Novel (Hypothet Killing It!)

Hey gristlers!

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.

My top competition

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!

HELP IT WIN!

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