Hey y’all. So I’ve been a bad blogger again, but that’s because I fucked up my back. Again. I mean BAD this time. Ever do that thing where you’re just drying your hair and suddenly your entire back goes totally numb and you can’t turn your head for three days?
No? It’s just me? Hell.
Anyhow, I can almost sorta move now–I even went out of the house twice this week, thanks to friends who were kind enough to come quite a distance to see me (and talk smack with me, obvs). And I’m now able to sit at my desk for a few hours a day without going numb again. Progress!
Otherwise, I’ve mostly been watching TV (totally caught up on Merlin, just about there with Teen Wolf, and I have watched more movies about vampires and romantic composers than I feel comfortable admitting, just now) with alternating ice packs and heating pads every half hour. Which would be excellent if I didn’t have awesome shit that I’d rather be doing, but whatever.
Basically here’s what’s been happening:
1. New Red Penny Papers Issue. It’s so rad. SO RAD. Also, the most fraught with production difficulty so far–which probably contributed to this back issue, but was soooo worth it. The authors were fantastic to me. Check it out!
2. New romance novel. It’s a bit different from my other Katey Hawthorne stuff, and I’m pretty proud of it. A different kind of writing. It’s called By the River and it’s pretty cool. Also, the cover has some sweet man-boobs on it.
3. Dagan Books!
Carrie Cuinn at Dagan Books is effectively using Kickstarter as a pre-order site, which I think is brilliant. I’m pretty picky about things like Kickstarter and Indiegogo–but I’ve contributed to a few that work the same way (and have awesome perks), like campaigns by Zoe E. Whitten and Paul Duffield and other artists and writers I know I can trust to produce quality. Dagan’s current Kickstarter has already managed to fund their next few projects, but the stretch goal…
Guys. Guys, it will fund novellas. A whole series of them. And submissions are already open.
Statistically speaking, I prefer to work within novella-length–and I love to read it even more, hence me making a big deal out of them at RPP. It’s the perfect length, to me: cut the authorwank overdoing it, get to the point succinctly, but still have enough time to fully, satisfactorily explore a character and setting.
So calling all novella-fans: please, help Dagan Books hit this stretch goal, because…
Well, because I want more novellas, not gonna lie. But come on. It’ll be amazing.