Okay, so I’m still waiting on the cover artist for part 2 of Camden’s follies and pricing out a way to raise funds for book 2 , the conclusion of the Ammutseba Saga…
Editing is an ongoing process, even for me. Once again, I’ll be appearing at COSine in 2019, January… for details see below
Weekend is still $45 American and the hotel is reasonable/tolerable. This is a NON – big media convention featuring insightful panels and a chance to discuss a variety of topics from the folk who are looked to for the next big piece to be adapted to the small or large screen… meet and greet them, read and of course have fun. They even have a game room with RPG and advanced strategy board games.
As with all the works in my life, things are starting slowly, but with consistency…
ALLONS – Y!
~ The Pirate Poet
Okay, so above are links for 2 of the books I have out… I’ll find the ones for Scales and Hearts soon.
I shall be at COSine in Colorado Springs, CO for the beginning of the book promotional tour.
COSine Science Fiction Convention
January 18-20, 2019
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Here’s the link if you’d like to attend!
I’ll work on budgeting for other conventions here and abroad … soon!
Keep reading, writing and dreaming!
Been a while, but here are two images I’m working on to creating a banner/pennant representing one of the major pirate clans in my book series…
Give me some feed back as this is supposed to be the flag they fly into combat and such… Will add a Skull and Crossbones soon…
Okay, to further elucidate on the subject of ” Don’t sweat the details”…
You can worry yourself into a tizzy, you can go spare from worry on bills or you can just write. Remember ; you can’t sell work that doesn’t exist.
Also, I’ve noted, with great interest, how some writers set store to having money as a muse. Honestly, I can tell when they’ve adopted this. There work tends to go down hill on the quality end. I know what this sounds like, but truly, it’s what I’ve garnered from trying to read anything beyond the second or third novel of the likes of Heinlein – for example. I realise folk answer to the Mortgage, it can be daunting not to at times.
On the other hand, you’d serve yourself much better if you put the bills to the back of the thinking and write from the heart – the reader can detect the quality and will respond accordingly.
I know, the publishers can be right B******* about paying their authors. I know it’s an long hard slog as an indie author – between pay packs, paying artists or re – learning how to be one, keeping to the time tables and the expenses of travel and booking on conventions for trade tables and the like – it can be a litany of lament and pain if you let it.
However, if you don’t get the work out, make the edits, put in the hours of writing and research – The novel won’t write itself ladies and gents. We have enough pressure to be getting on with and enough stress to kill a large Moose!
I just know, that in my heart, I can and should be an author and poet. I have to have faith in myself and my talents. I don’t need to age myself to death over the details that can and will kill me if I allow them. Don’t question your sanity, challenge your mettle. Embrace the idea and find any excuse to write, tell a tale verbally/orally and let your imagination flow like water in spring.
I know, some find this absurd or codswallop ~
I just ask them; if this is the case, than why pursue happiness and peace? Why bother with chasing your hearts desire? Do you prefer to live in regret or at ease with your conscience?
Up to you. Me, I choose the fireside/camp fire story teller lark. Money will come and go, as all material things and problems. Your dreams realised will only make an appearance once every so often – so grab on and ride for all you’re worth!
~ The Pirate Poet
Do keep an eye peeled, in December I shall have Camden’s Follies Book 1, part 2 out…
Be prepared and batten down the hatches!
To continue with my thoughts from the other day…
I’ve met and been fortunate enough to interact with some of the most talented, imaginative and gifted people the world has ever seen. I’ve seen some rise, fall and never ever be recognised. One thing is consistent – the industry hasn’t learned a thing from their gaffs, mistakes and such. It’s one of the big reasons I push for independent artists from all mediums.
Too many have played God at the expense of the readers/audience and the authors/artists. It’s long overdue we quit deifying overblown egos and realise the big guys need to do more to sell what they have instead of wear out the readers with re-tread/carbon copies of the same codswallop over and over again.
For me, the page is my canvas. My words are brushes, pallet and paints. My sole job is to engage the imagination and cinema of the mind of the reader. I tell the story as it is meant to be told and not out of a tired old format.
Readers today have far more options than ever – no need to deal with the rubbish that comes from the Twilight crowd. And yes, it IS rubbish. Anything that can be outdone by its cinematic twin, discourage reading.. it’s rubbish.
Anyway, enough of my bile for the day.
I will have a list and links to help promote some of the finest in our field, newest and most enjoyable story tellers…
Until then, keep reading, writing, don’t take no for an answer, be yourself in all your creative glory and NEVER live in a can or can’t world. You’re brilliant and all you need to do is find your canvas and tools ~ GERONIMO!
~ The Pirate Poet
Anywho, I’ve gotten myself my first Author’s table at COSine in ’19 and hope to see about others in the future – like Manchester ComicCon or Bournemouth.. you never know..
Oh deer! Yup, her highness has discovered deer roaming about. Not sure who was watching who, but there you are.
My feline muse and editor cometh back for tuna… and to complain about the new neighbours *LOL *.
Okay, so I’m a tad of a maverick or revolutionary. To me, nothing is impossible, just probable or improbable. I never listen to the supposed experts – what sells, who’s proven and who’s not.
Face it, if these blokes and birds were that bright and brilliant then why can’t they sell what’s in front of them instead of making it sell – able? It’s clear by how often they’ve gotten it wrong – obvious examples being 150 years prior when a female was told she couldn’t write a really good horror story, a former head of the department of the Oxford English Literature Department’s story about a wee person in a fantasy setting was impossible to sell and recently a story about a boy wizard coming of age and beating a powerful villain in his quest for a peaceful life was an absurd idea that could never be sold. Yup, never tell me what can and can’t be – that’s not my world.
I never sweat the details as kids say. My concentration is on scribing the story in my heart via the language and imagination of my mind. Write! That’s what is advised or observed the most by my contemporaries. So, that’s what I do. That’s my job in life. Write. Be the fireside teller of tales in my heart and let the story be heard, read and told.
How difficult can that be? Yeah, there are moments of typing errors and such, it happens to we humans. Then again, no one just comes with perfect anything these days – especially grammar.
I simply know that the readers of my tales will be able to envision the story unfolding and enjoy it for what it is – not nit – pick or be condescending, patronising or spewers of bile, vitriol and arm chair criticism. True builders and producers never destroy. How can they ever accomplish anything? When it comes to being an author – consider twice and type as often as need be.
You’ll always find the words. Have patience with yourself and let what you want to say or be read flow from within..
For now, Adieu
~ The Pirate Poet
Sorry for no word for SUCH a long time… working on Dragon tales to put on singly or with an anthology.. Shhh! Keep an eye peeled.. I have around a dozen to type up prior to edit…
And my assistant needs her naps!
ALLONS – Y!
~ The Pirate Poet
So, which would be nice in case I can’t land my cover artist.. again… through kickstarter…
Thoughts? Twilight Zone? Or maybe add a clock in the background?
Let me know!
I don’t care about your religion! Period! This is not a religious thread. PERIOD! I’m not a church, synagogue or mosk recruiter. If you think you can post something that’s sole purpose is to start fights – I’ll label you as spam and then report you if push comes to shove.
I may spout off on occasion and you may not agree with me. But it is my thread and I do my best to avoid religion as a subject, unless we’re discussing the cultures of my book titles.
If you don’t like me, my thoughts or what I write – Go somewhere else, there are tonnes of other blogs out there from authors you may fancy to read. If you’re a religious nutter – SOD OFF NOW! I’ve got better things to do then engage in pointless post 11th century argument – more creative to be precise!