So, yours truly was quite productive today. This morning I obtained coffee in a timely manner and immediately set to work…and was then ordered to put on real clothes and make myself presentable…but then I got right back to work.
Okies, so, I am SUPER excited right now.
After hemming and hawing over asking someone to create the cover art for The Dreamer’s Thread, I sat down last night in a fit of inspiration and started drawing.
Yes, you read that right. I drew something.
Haven’t really put pencil to paper since circa fall ’06 when I took Perspective and Drawing I from Art Institute Online. I thought then maybe I was okay at it, but any other passing attempts since then deflated the small bit of confidence I had there.
So imagine my overwhelming feeling of WIN when I churned out a bit of hand-drawn awesome in about an hour and a half or so last night. I scanned the awesome, worked my digital design magic and just finished what I think might be something good enough to call the official cover art of The Dreamer’s Thread Podcast.
Okay, so there’s folks out there that will take a look at this and go “uh, it’s fine I guess”, but to them I say “so show me something better ***hole”. LOL. Well, maybe not quite that way, but if you think you can do better I challenge thee! If you are full of more awesome than I am, by all means feel free to one-up me.
Without further ado, I hereby present to you…
THE OFFICIAL ARTWORK FOR THE DREAMER’S THREAD PODCAST!
Alright, you may now bow down in the pressence of my awesome and bask in the glow of my WIN.
And did I mention… SQUUUUEEEEEEEE!!!!!
I’ve been asked for my song list by the twitter folks who listen to my shows that aren’t in Second Life to get this, so I am posting this list of tunes here as I can’t think of any other place for it to go at the moment. You can get me on Skype or Twitter during my shows and put in a request if you like. Here it is…*takes a deep breath*
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG
So yes, I twittered yesterday about the great news I had about TDT, and said I would blog about it today. I hate to be called a liar, so here’s my news of WIN:
First, the biggest news…
THE DREAMER’S THREAD PROMO IS LIVE!
That’s right, the first ever promo is hot and ready for your consumption on the novel website. Grab it, play it, share it, make everyone you know listen to it.
One bad thing about being a procrastinating overachiever is that your ideas often are much, much larger than what you are actually capable of doing. This is especially true when you have grand ideas of a collaborative project that requires the compliance of other people. The hardest thing to do is ask someone who knows nothing about you for help in furthering your dreams. More so when those strangers are already leagues ahead of you on the road to success. You want their name attached to your project to help promote it, but since you’re nobody, it’s very very hard to convince them they should acquiesce to your request. Thus, you end up feeling like it’s a very private club that they won’t let you in. Sort of like high school, only actually important.
Another doc visit, another prescription. The Cold That Wouldn’t Die continues to…well, not die.
But enough about my health FAIL. Today I would like to talk about some of the authors that I like to listen to. Maybe give you all some recommendations. The first one I have to mention is Mur Lafferty’s Playing for Keeps. This was the first podiobook I ever heard and is officially responsible for getting me hooked on podiobooks. I downloaded it on the advice of Jamie Jordan, as he wanted me to hear what he wanted to do with my book. If you have even the slightest interest in superheroes or comedy or just a damn good story, this is a book you must listen to.
So, I’m doing some more work on the website for TDT, which is going to include putting a link to this blog there, instead of creating a whole new one. I’ve gone through the layout here on blogger and added some stuff like my Twitter feed (follow me!) and a whole ton of links at the bottom of the main page. These links take you to a bunch of other author/podcasters, and, of course, a link to Jamie Jordan’s website. Without Jamie, none of this would have happened. The podcast of TDT was his idea after he read the novel, and without his knowledge and experience, this dream would have faded long ago. So please check him out! He does other work with other podcasts including Gaming Uncensored as well as Mur Lafferty’s Playing For Keeps. He’s all busy with E3 this week (fooey on that!) so he’s not been around to bug me about working on stuff. He also pimps me in Second Life for my other part-time job as a live internet radio diva! That’s neither here nor there as far as this blog is concerned, but should your curiosity be roused, you can check out that facet of me here.
Time to celebrate! Yay! It’s been a fantastically productive day and I have an incredible word count to post here.
Total Word Count Today….
(drum roll please)
*collapses into an exhausted heap*
Okay, so I’ve been a bit lacking in the creative department lately, but I am making it a priority to schedule time every day to write. This afternoon I am taking my laptop to the park and I am going to write until it either starts to rain or the battery starts to die. I did do a good chunk of writing the other day but forgot to post my current word count, so here it is:
Total word count as of this moment: 91.659 words.