Sunday, November 21, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
It's probably because I don't have vampires in my story. Ah well.
it takes weeks/months and sometimes never to hear back from an agent sometimes sooner. I got a 24 hour no thanks reply, once.
I'm one reply away from closing the chapter on this process. Presuming the one agent left will decline, I will most likely get the ball rolling on doing it myself. I'm tired of wasting time trying to jump through other peoples' hoops in the declining book market. I will no doubt do a traditional hard copy.. but I am intrigued by the boom of e-readers.
Once this process rolls foward, the website will get overhauled.. and marketing can take place (YAY marketing!) Not only did I write the book, But I do have the resources and skills for design and marketing... so really, what am I waiting for?????
Part of this plan involves hitting up a lot more conventions when ready. Expect to hear more about that in 2011.
Sunday, August 8, 2010
"Your gift of imagination is beyond belief and your talent for crafting a great story is fantastic. This book will do well. I have read enough fantasy/adventure to know a great one when I read it."
and here's another:
"In conclusion, I commend you on a really interesting, well-researched, entertaining and exciting story, Roy! I am coming away from this having really fallen in love with your characters..."
Friday, July 16, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
in other news. I'm going to try out some voice to text software...
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Monday, April 5, 2010
and it's more "mine" that way- and I like that.
When it comes time, i will be going to the conventions sitting at a table selling the books.. it just means I get to go to more conventions! and my Shards of the glass slipper book booth will be awesome, if my artshow display I've done is any indication. but I have the chops to push the book on the internet, and through e-readers and amazon etc. I will try and embrace more of the 1st century options than the dusty, this is how we always do it, traditional publish route. The more and more traditional publishing companies that are struggling nowadays, the less likely someone like me will have a chance to be published. plus, there's a great quote on a website i visit that say something like
and now initial work begins on the follow up story. As I've said from the start… this is a fairy tale EPIC. Shards was designed as a 3 book arc. Shards "book 1" only serves to setup the main story and character introductions. Shards "Book 2" gets into the bigger picture and epicness of it all.
So now I have to start jotting down notes, so I can keep up as I finish off book 1.
The tone for book 2 will be a lot darker and more gruesome. I will say that a secondary character introduced in book 1 is now the focus of book 2, however, the story structure will be as much set in the present of the story as it is telling two other stories from different time periods in sort of two different sets of flashbacks. The story from book 1 carries over almost without pause.
now begins a big push to get this going.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
I still have 4 olympic commercials to get off my desk for work this week, a new ad campaign that I have to spec out for work after that, and I'm in the hot seat for getting a bunch of stuff ready for I-CON 29.
Friday, January 22, 2010
hear about the audiobook, read an excerpt, and see some artwork... https://www.blackgate.com/2017/03/08/black-gate-online-fiction-shards-of...
round and round we go... Still editing on Shards. The fine-tooth comb of second round editing is being dragged over chapter's 8 & 9...
Work has begun on the final mixing and mastering for the audiobook for Shards of the Glass Slipper: Book II Queen Alice. Hopefully to be ou...
"The first thing I did before I even started writing the book was to develop the logo that I could brand anything with going forwar...