I am pleased.
This is weird.
Sorry for the lack of posts recently. I thought by now there would be a few things I could write about, projects that have finished that I can link you to and reflect on.
I mean, a few weeks ago I was looking at
- a) the story of how I did a fortnight’s usability testing and conceptual designs for an SME, and all the fun things I learned doing that
- b) the story of how I helped place the Latvian Bible on Kindle
- c) the story of how I experimented with Tumblr as a publishing platform, and how that will influence the publishing of my novel.
So plently to write about. And I still could. But the odd thing is that none of these little activities have really finished yet. I don’t want to write half a story. Far beyond my expectations rather than me dallying about and doing something fun but ulitmately pointless, as is my usual style, these things have grown.
I can’t tell you how it went with the SME because I’m still working for them. I can’t tell you about Kindle because I’m still up to my neck in publishing and UI restrictions. I can’t tell you when my book will be online because there a small chance, the slimmest chance you understand, that someone might publish it properly.
Completely, overwhelmingly, unexpectedly things that have just dropped into my lap. I feel very blessed and provided for right now, I can tell you.
…20 days to go… …that’s sad…
I’ve written a book. Past tense.
It’s a novel about split identities and what happens when they collide. It’s about how the internet may or may not be ruining your life. It’s about faith and love and other Big Things that plague us to the grave.
It’s currently resting in my draw. I’ve read it so many times I can’t bare to look at it for a while.
So maybe you’d like to look instead?
I’m after a few people to read it and give feedback. Honest feedback.
If you’re interested I’ll send you a copy if you think you can
a) read it within the next few weeks, couple of months.
b) tell me what works and what doesn’t, and be specific.
c) not laugh at me for too long afterwards.
I’ll send anyone who does a little thank you in the form of a book token so you can buy something decent to read.
(If I get bazillions I may not send it to everyone, but on the basis that that’s not at all likely to happen, don’t let that put you off.)
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