Posts Tagged With: UNMASKING

Newborn Book Babies Are Like Real Babies ~ #ROW80 Check-In

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What I mean is, they both require a whole lot of attention for that first bit.

Cynthia Louise Scott and I connected on Twitter last week.  First thing she told me was that she missed my posts.  So, I am making sure I post today.  It doesn’t matter that I need to clean the bathroom, call my father, order guinea pig food, and a thousand other things.  I’m a freaking sponsor and I’m super failing!  Today, I’ll be making it up as best as I can.

That said, you either do or will understand why I’ve been so busy at some point.  UNMASKING: LEMON’S THESIS 100% officially released March 2nd.  Wednesday I did a big video event (readings and crafts) to celebrate the release.  Thursday, my writing time found me at my job (I can’t call it work, because I enjoy my time there too much to consider it “work”).  I got home in time to do mom stuff.  Friday, I reached out to the wonderful writers* I have connected with (and some complete strangers).

12805985_1340666412626634_7747000645496474296_n.jpgAnd then came Saturday.  I left my house at 11:15 am and didn’t get home until 7:30 pm.  I did my first ever book signing.  You might have seen me promote it once or twice.  To be honest, I was kind of there for the event too, though. I even got a question through.  “Which Blue Beetle will be in Rebirth?” (There’s 3 it could be!)  Dan Didio totally dodged my question.  (I want Jamie Reyes, for the record.)

12778789_1340665629293379_1761550489203664574_o.jpgYou might be wondering how it went.  I sold out of books and I got a pre-order for one more.  (Ordering more books is part of the thousand things to do, along with sweeping the floor, brushing the dogs, doing the kids’ laundry, and more.)  I’m excited and nervous as I order more.  Will it keep going this well?

Truth is, it will keep going well if I keep working hard at it!  If I keep reaching out and making connections.  As long as I keep looking for opportunities.  Then, yes, I will keep doing this well.

So, how have I been doing with my goals?

As well as I have been doing with my posting here.  Terribly.  I’ve been dropping the ball a lot (not just writing, with everything).  I get done what must be done, though.  I keep saying, “This week, I’ll get it under control.”  Because, last year?  OMG, I was on top of everything!  I juggled like I never juggled before.  This year so far has been chaotic, but super eventful (mostly good).  One of these weeks, I’ll be right and finally get everything under control and running smoothly.  For now, rather than beat myself up, I’m focusing on the awesome things I’m accomplishing.

Want to help me promote?  Please contact me!  I have a media kit.  Can do guest posts, interviews, and other things.  Can you spare me a RT?

What have you been neglecting?
Have you ever failed at goals while feeling you succeeded?
Is there any place you would like to do a book signing at?

*- Some are ROWers, some are WIPpeteers, and some are through other projects I have worked on.  All of these writers and kind, supportive, and helpful.  I totally appreciate the support and feel super lucky to know all of them.

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Signing Today!!!

Gloria Weber (2)

And a reminder that I did a Guest Post on Lemon “Em” Law (the main character of UNMASKING: LEMON’S THESIS) over on Caren Rich’s blog.

Special thanks to A. M. Leibowitz, Fallon Brown, A. B. Funkhauser, Kate Sparkes, Emily WittTracey Ward, and Isabel Jordan for helping spread the word about UNMASKING: LEMON’S THESIS.

Can’t come? Still want the book?
Buy it on Amazon!

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Why UNMASKING isn’t a comic…

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Let’s do this backwards!  A countdown.  But not the final countdown.

Reason #3 – Industry Truths
If I took the time to write this all out the chances of it actually getting drawn and made into a comic are super slim (publishing with Penguin would be more realistic of a chance).  As it is, lots of places expect the team (writer, artist, and letterer) assembled before hand.  Very few places take just scripts these days.  There are more comic writers than there are comic artists.  I’m not an artist.*

all_bets_are_off_by_gweberart-d4vjfllReason #2 – I don’t draw fast
*-I’m not an artist.  However, I do draw for fun.  Meaning, I’ve been too busy and I’m super rusty.**

Even at the height of my drawing times, like when I drew that raccoon lady, I was slow.  She took me five days!  So, imagine me trying to draw a page of comics.  A beautiful, what UNMASKING deserves page would probably be seven to ten days each.  I’d be done years from now!

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**-I’m rusty.  Even my chibi drawing has suffered.  Le sigh…

I could cut corners (the above).  Now, that took me two writing sessions.  I’d say  for the amount of text that picture covers we’re talking double the production time.  Even when you count edits, revisions, re-reads, and not just pounding on the keys, my story gets done faster being a book and not a comic.

So, why isn’t UNMASKING: LEMON’S THESIS a comic?
Short answer: Because I wanted to make sure it got in people’s hands, being the best it could be, as fast as can be.

UNMASKING #2 will be out Fall/Winter of 2016
Get #1 today!

Before I go, I want to share some good news and some bad news.  I know you’re supposed to end with the good news, but I’m starting with that.

Good News: On March 2nd I did a Guest Post over on the awesome blog of Caren Rich.   I break down some of my character choices when it came to creating Lemon “Em” Law.

Bad News: On February 28, 2016, my dwarf hamster, Gotham, passed away.  He live for almost two months, spoiled as I could manage.  I hope he was happy, because he made me very happy.

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March 2nd & 5th: Unleashing UNMASKING!

Under the cover of this book... (2)One week from today, UNMASKING LEMON’S THESIS officially releases!*  WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!

So, pick your favorite social media (as long as it is Twitter, Facebook, G+, YouTube, or this blog) and follow me.  I’ll be alternating between reading excerpts and sharing some crafts (and perhaps food making) hourly.

I haven’t quite figured out my schedule.  But, it will be geared toward releasing in the afternoon to evening.  (For example: 2pm-6pm.)  The more I can find to share, the longer the event will be.  Now, I’m not sure if the videos will be pre-made or made on the day (maybe both).  It depends if I get a handle on my life schedule.  However, on that day, one way or another, this will be happening!

But that’s not the only event going down!  I’m also doing a book signing!  (In fact, while typing this up my books for the event arrived!  SQUEEEE!)  The info is in the image:

Gloria Weber (2)

Come celebrate with me here (March 2nd) or at Robot Zero (March 5)!
And be sure to get your copy if UNMASKING: LEMON’S THESIS!

*- I say official, because being a self-publishing noob, I messed up!  Print editions of UNMASKING: LEMON’S THESIS are already for sale online.  

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