Rain!

We had four straight days of rain, one day of intense humidity, and then a round of thunderstorms last night. I don’t recall PA being this rainy in the summer, but I’m not complaining. After living in Texas for almost 20 years and dealing with drought + 90 degree weather for eight months out of a year–I’ll take too much rain any day.

I threw my back out carrying an enormous case of bottled water into the house. My spouse was so angry at me for that–but no one stays mad at me forever. We’ve been spending our night watching Deep Space Nine – spouse missed the last two seasons because the Moog was born in ’98 and he lost touch with TV for awhile.

Edits are coming along for Episode Nine. I’m extremely frustrated by my lack of readership. Unique visitors at the compendium (the free stuff) is through the roof in terms of readers who stay and browse–but out of the 30 some unique visitors that come everyday with their many views, none of them subscribe to read the pay-content. Femitokon.com’s been open to the public since January – that’s more than enough time for a reader to acclimate – but no one seems interested. :/

Spouse thinks I should reconsider a Kindle/Epub edition just for the Suffocation arc. A way to get the word out on the series for readers that wouldn’t normally consider the subscription model. I’ll have to think about it. I killed the bot I had posting to twitter because it requires upkeep and no one seems interested in that that either because I got ZERO referral clicks from it.

The youngest is taking 4 classes this upcoming semester so that means they won’t be getting a job during school this year. I see being home a lot in their future.

RIP Kindle Fire

My Kindle Fire 7 HD bit the dust after many years of dutiful service in the kitchen, in my studio editing, and in my reading chair. I attempted to purchase the same exact Kindle but Amazon phased them out to support the HD 8 and created the 7 Generation Fires. The first one Amazon sent to me was defective; screen kept dying during software upgrade. If I take it out of the box and it needs an upgrade and the screen is full lines and dying–we have a problem.

Amazon customer service was awesome and I got a new, new Kindle coming on Monday.

Counting down to November when my annual pay comes for this production project. It’ll be enough to pay off the debt we accrued moving back to PA, and pay off the Moog’s student loans for their first year. That’s why I took this job.

Femitokon is moving right along though I still have the same amount of patrons (most are paypal subscribers) I had since January. I’ve not invested any monies in advertising it and my half-ass robo-posts over at twitter aren’t doing anything. If no one’s reading it’s likely because they don’t know it exists. 0_0 I made the decision to release Suffocation as a collected eBook and perhaps this will get the series some patronage. My intent was to sell some short stories and bring attention to the series but my time to write is severely sapped by real-life happenings. After typing in front of a screen all day I just want to relax on tumblr and take some pictures before getting in some edits on the series.

I’ll find my motivation somewhere…

It’s June

Haven’t updated here in some time so here I go – I’m on a phone so forgive the lightning fast tone and the occasional spelling error.

Episode 7 posted of my new series (check it out here). I can’t believe I’m at seven episodes already. I got a story out there in submission land but I think I’m going to pull it and just post it this site. My portfolio is dated and I need to fix that. BTW, if you’re interested in my writing diary and short stories, I do post them as part of the Femitokon/Patron subscription ($2 a month)

Real life has been fun – saw Depeche Mode in Philly last week with my youngest, the oldest is still adulting thousands of miles away and his latest trial is attempting to get a new apartment. My thyroid is trying to quit on me again, but the only thing adversely affected by this is my instagram account (my hands shake bad enough to ruin any pics I try to take with my phone).

I’ve been geeking out at Tumblr where my “Promotional Account” has become the all things fandom account. It’s been fun and therapeutic to be around like minded people.

Still alive and still writing.

 

Getting Off the Swivel Chair

Three anthologies have rejected my short story Antshuldigt – I’m cracking it open again this weekend and tightening it up. Got the rights back on Mine to Keep and posted in the short story section.

Over on Twitter, my requests for RTs got ignored, and I learned the hard way that Writing-Twitter is loaded with “Follow 4 Follow” people that don’t owe me shit. I stop “writing” on Twitter and use the account purely for promotion and updates relating to Femitokon. I also unfollowed a lot of fucking people.

My series picked up no new patrons and I’m out of funds for art and stuff. Time to get out of the chair and fine some “REAL WORK IN THE REAL WORLD.” I got a pitch meeting on a teleplay tomorrow that I know will tank–but if I present well enough, I could score another production assistant job (that’s my actual goal).