Because I need one. It’s been kind of a rough week at work and I’m looking forward to a weekend of doing other stuff that isn’t working. My goals for the weekend –
1) Get a buzz tonight. I have beer, Vicodin and muscle relaxers thanks to a tweaked back and a doctor’s visit earlier this week. I think this one is a lock.
2) Get a haircut. I am turning into a shaggy beast and need to do something about it. Last Friday I found my beard trimmer after about a month’s absence, so I was able to tame the face-fur, now it’s time for a topside trim. My hair isn’t really that long, except for some mulletish tendencies curling around my collar, but it’s really thick, and with the thermometer reading past 80 it gets a little sweaty. And really, who needs that?
3) Write 5,000 words on Knight Moves. I did about 1,500 words this week, but that’s it. And if I’m going to make the publication deadline for The Really Cool Thing That Might Happen in July That I Can’t Talk About Yet, I need to get my ass in gear. Plus sales are going very well right now and I don’t want to lose any momentum.
4) Make sure I have all of next week’s Guest Blogs done for my blog tour. This is turning out to be a little more work than I expected, but I’m getting some great feedback, and having a good time.
Here are some cool things that have happened while I’ve been elsewhere –
Hard Day’s Knight broke 1,000 copies sold for the month! May is my biggest sales month ever, and it doesn’t look like things are slowing down, so that’s exciting (and all the more reason to get Book #3 out!)
I bought a Kindle. Yes, I’ve been reading on my iPad for a year and change, but I finally broke down and bought the $114 Kindle with special offers. The offers aren’t intrusive, they only show up on the screensavers and book listing page, and they don’t bother me at all. What amazes me about the device is how damn tiny and lightweight it is, and how good the image quality is. It fits in a jeans back pocket, and weighs next to nothing, so I love it so far. I’ll keep you posted on when I sit on it because I forget it’s in my back pocket, which I’m sure will be sooner rather than later.
And in an update-style thing – Hard Day’s Knight is now sitting at #7 on the Amazon Top 100 for Occult Horror! It’s been hanging around the Top 10 of this particular list for a month or so now, but 7 is the highest it’s ever been! And an overall Amazon sales ranking of #818 in Kindle Books is another record I’m pretty happy with!