Friday, May 11, 2012

Psychomancer Is Free

I guess after an extra day of vetting, Psychomancer is free on Amazon, for today only. Check it, yo.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Psychomancer Not Free Quite Yet

Amazon decided to make a liar out of me, and didn't set Psychomancer free today. It's still scheduled for tomorrow, but we'll see what happens. Friday isn't the ideal day to have a giveaway. Blah.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Zarathustra Faked It Before He Spaked It

I try not to get on here and talk about my writing troubles. I don’t know why exactly. I guess it’s part of the “fake it until you make it” philosophy I took up at a certain point.

But I’m having a really hard time writing.

I’m pretty jealous of the writers who can do everything else they need to do, then crank out the words.

I can’t write in the evening. I know that sounds like an excuse, but I just can’t do it. I prefer morning. I can do early afternoon. But my brain stops forming words in the evening.

I can make it out of bed at 5 to write in the morning, but only if I’m not lifting weights. Even though I lift in the evening, it makes me sleep so hard that I just cannot consistently drag my ass out of bed at 5 AM. But I need to lift weights for both my physical and mental health.

So I’m making the dollar-dollar-bills-y’all at the fulltime job. I’m reading a ton. I’m writing a few poems a week (because I can write them at work [no you can’t read them]). I’m making ridonk fast progress in my lifting (just in time for pool weather!). And I’m studying chess for at least an hour every day.

Yet I feel like a lazy bum, and I’m feeling desperate. I need to have material ready to go to capitalize on any opportunities that come my way when The Hoard drops in November. I NEED to get this figured out before then, and have a novella or novel or both and some stories ready to go. But when I start to feel anxious, I hole up and shut down.

I don’t even have kids. Kudos to the writer/parents reading this.

Times is tough. $4.99 can buy you almost a whole gallon of gas. Who has five spot to waste on stupid Psychomancer? Not you?  Well, it’s free for Kindle tomorrow and Friday! Help me spread the word puh-leeeeeeeeeeeeeeze!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

April's Reads

I’ve been devouring biographies for the past two months. While I’m still enjoying biographies of the non-auto variety, I’m pretty much burned out on memoirs, though I still have a couple out from the library. We’ll see if I get around to them. But here’s what I read in April. If you want live updates, friend me on Shelfari.

Here are the books I read in April, listed from the first of the month to the end:
2. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
3. Tricky Business by Dave Barry
4. The Mistress's Daughter by A. M. Homes
6. The Rare Coin Score by Richard Stark
7. Lit by Mary Karr
8. Carly's Voice by Arthur Fleischmann
9. A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
10. Tattoos on the Heart by Gregory Boyle
11. Sour Lemon Score by Richard Stark
12. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
13. The Pursuit of Happyness by Chris Gardner

Freedom and Tattoos on the Heart were probably the best of the lot.

If you want the musical equivalent of a James Ellroy novel from the perspective of a gun moll, check out “Off to the Races” by Lana Del Ray: