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Tue, Feb. 11th, 2014, 03:25 pm
Should I apologize for re-surfacing? :)

Haven't posted on LiveJournal for a couple months, it seems. So I might have surprised some of you when I used Twitter today. I have an explanation -- I just heard about the #CarinaPitch event and wanted in on it, so I used Jacob Doe's twitter account to throw in a pitch for Platinum Donkeys. I don't think I'll be using that account much more, but I'm considering getting another account to use Twitter.

I haven't been journalizing because there isn't much to talk about. Winter has been so severe that I don't want to go out. Cinder is growing, and Jack has melded into the family. Both dogs have cabin fever, so they bother me a lot at my computer, which means I'm not as productive as I'd like to be. Still writing ORTL -- it's at about 40k words now. Genocide Man is doing well, although I haven't restarted ads yet.

I have a big backlog of things to do in my free time. I've made a list, and in the interest of posting content here I'll share that list with you. This list doesn't even contain the sudden commissions that I'm doing, like the Minicon t-shirt or an LoL comic contest I'm going to enter. It also doesn't contain home chores (the blizzard damaged the roof so I need a new one, and a pipe in the bathroom has cracked). This is just writing/comic stuff.

It's not too much to handle but I feel overwhelmed. I'll feel better when the thaw comes. Hope you're all hanging in there as well.

TBD, February 2014

Genocide Man webcomic
-- Daily art (toning on Michael's linework)
-- Monthly script
-- Advertisements (create, publish, look for more ad networks)
-- Sprucing up site (character bios, general look, connect to author site)
-- Physical flyers (free comic day, Minicon)

Publishing GM Book 1
-- Research publishing sites/options
-- Catalog art problems and fix them
-- Create new pages (guest art pages, new timeline, intro)
-- Format for publishing
-- Publish

Crit group
-- Monthly crits

'One Reason To Live'
-- Research philosophers (I think I have enough of this by now)
-- Write

Other novels
-- Polish Platinum Donkeys
-- Polish Chipper
-- Change Wally to 'Wallboy'? Or trunk it?

If making an Author website
-- Decide whether to use real name or pseudonym (!!)
-- Find domain name (darklaughter, brightscar, dozens of other ideas)
-- Make website or hire out for it
-- Move LJ there? Or archive LJ?

If Self-publishing:
-- Hire editor for PD and Chipper (and Wally?)
-- Form corporation?
-- Buy ISBN and copyright cert?
-- Format books
-- Publish

If not Self-publishing:
-- Get copyeditor for PD (Chipper and Wally have been crit-grouped)
-- Re-make agent/publisher list (I need to do this every few years)
-- Submit

Tue, Feb. 11th, 2014 09:30 pm (UTC)

Yes! You should apologize! Grovel! Kneel before ZOD!

Wed, Feb. 12th, 2014 03:28 pm (UTC)

When I say 'I'm sorry', I may be saying that I accept the blame, or I may be saying that I regret reappearing. :)

Wed, Feb. 12th, 2014 03:44 pm (UTC)

Your reasons do not matter to ZOD! Only the apology and the kneeling! :)

Tue, Feb. 11th, 2014 11:46 pm (UTC)

Decide whether to use real name or pseudonym (!!)
Real pseudonym!
I can't picture you as anyone other than Remus Shepherd.

Wed, Feb. 12th, 2014 03:30 pm (UTC)

I worry the name is holding me back. It was originally the punchline to a dirty joke. ("And the ewes said remus, shepherd!") My real name is hard to spell but more 'presentable'. :)

Wed, Feb. 12th, 2014 03:45 pm (UTC)

Until you explained it I didn't see the joke and had, in fact, always assumed it was your real name or a variant thereof.