… also know as fun with auto-complete on your phone. The title above was something I came up with one day when composing a gmail and at a loss for what to put as the subject line. Before you ask, no, I did not stick strictly to the center suggestion my phone gave me. I still try to use correct punctuation and capitalization in my email missives, which means punctuation frequently pops up as my center suggestion.
Still, that would be a fantastic band name, don’t you think?
Okay, enough silliness for now; it’s time for book news.
Writing on season 3 of The Adventures of Pigg and Woolfe is moving slowly currently. I’ve had too many mental distractions this month. It’s just that time of year. I have, however, been making plans for the serial. I’m doing research on self-publishing (read: annoying the crap out of my long-suffering author friends who’ve had some measure of success with self-publishing with questions about what to do or avoid), and hope to have the first episode available by February 2018.
I’ve worked up a rough sketch of the unifying imprint logo for the serial. Once I have a more polished version, I will scan it and share it here. I plan to work it into a kind of frame to use for each episode with a cartouche at the bottom to place the episode title. I will use colored line art relating to each individual episode for the single releases (ebook only) and have a black and white version to use as cover pages for the episodes in the annual omnibus (print) along with possible extra illustrations. This means the omnibus can double as an adult coloring book of sorts (some of the bonus material is intended for mature readers).
I’ve also been asking the people I know with experience about ACX and audiobooks. I’ve had several people at conventions express interest in listening to my books; and I do hold the audio rights. I know one thing I’ll have to do is redesign the cover art, since Audible requires a square cover rather than a rectangular one.
Now, if I can just find the TIME to execute these ideas.
Also, I’ve put a new video up on my Viksbelle channel on Youtube to promote my Take a Pirate Home for Christmas campaign. Check it out…and please subscribe to my channel (shameless begging here; I only have one subscriber, for cryin’ out loud).