Saturday, August 25, 2012

Progress Notes

Tales of Episode #207
Draft is finished at 5,722 words.

Letting it sit before leaping in with the Red Pen for Revision Pass #1.

While it sits, I'll likely be doing breakdowns for Episode #208. I want to at least get a nice chunk of #208 written before I release #207.

I'll have to look over the calendar to figure out timing.

Stay tuned.

(photo: abcdz2000/stock.xchng)

Friday, August 24, 2012

KAT AND MOUSE In Print: One Year Later

I released KAT AND MOUSE into the wild in May of 2011. It's now nearing the end of August 2012.

How did the Ladies do their first year?

Between May 2011 to May 2012, KAT AND MOUSE sold 58 copies.

Total. That includes print (via CreateSpace), Kindle, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, Sony, Apple, and Kobo.

It's...'s a little sad, I think. I had hoped to sell at least 100 copies.

Then again, I don't think I did as much as I could've done to really promote it. Not really. And for that I only have myself to blame.

And according to my wise wife, LadyAce, 58 is really 50 more than 8 copies. That's definitely a better way to look at it.

It all just means I need to re-think and re-strategerize my promotionary effortings.

(illustration: Marcin Rybarczyk/stock.xchng)

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Progress Notes

Tales of Episode #207
After a long break followed by some B.I.C.* time, we are now at:

3,976 / 6,000

And chugging right along.

*B.I.C. = Butt In Chair

(photo: abcdz2000/stock.xchng)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


No. I haven't forgotten about the serial. Or about you, Dear Readers of the Serial.

Looks like a long mental break was called for in order to recharge the Creative Batteries.

But I think we're getting back on track. Not yet sure the exact date of the full return. Maybe October. Maybe November.

Still figuring it out.

I am, however, getting excellent B.I.C.* time. This is a good thing.

Check back here for more updates.

*B.I.C. = Butt In Chair

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

In Which I Remind Myself...

I. Write. Escapist. Fiction.

I'm reminding myself because I think I've been forgetting.

Doing so then reminded me of this post I wrote last year, about this very thing.

Plus, doing so also seems to be fixing a few things in my head. For example, Kat and Mouse kicked me in the head last Friday. Or was it Thursday? Some time late last week. Before the weekend.

Anyway, the kicked must've jump-started something because that stalled story is now moving.

So once more, with feeling--

I. Write. Escapist. Fiction.

And now, back to your regularly scheduled day.