Weird. Just Weird.

My spam queue for this site is down to zero. Huh. There’s the answer to spamming issues – just post in lolcats. You know, pretty much anything can be said in lolcats. I’m waiting for the first lolcatnovel to come out. Oh wait, that’d be a badly-spelt picture book.



Meh. What a dumb idea.

(why do I get a horrible feeling that I’m Bill Gates saying, “the internet is a dead-end path!” or whatever the hell short-sighted thing he said?)

Damn. I know I had a point around here somewhere.

Oh yeah. I think it was to do with the fact that I haven’t been posting much on this blog lately. Not, I hasten to add, because I’ve run out of rants, odd lolcats, and maundering monologues on the nature of writing. Nah, it’s because I have no internet access at home, plus work’s been busy, plus I’ve been obsessing over DEAD(ish) just a tad.

It’s odd having a book, however wide the definition has to be to fit it in, out in the world by itself. I keep checking up on it, to make sure that it’s doing OK, is making new friends, is going to the friendship groups I recommended, etc. Yeah, I’m all mother-hennish. Which is kinda scary, because with people I’m still motherly, but more in the duck mode. Ducks mean well, but they’re absent-minded, and they’re kinda tough. If a hen’s chicks go near a body of water, she’ll tend to cluck anxiously and herd them away. If a duck’s ducklings go near water, she’s likely to kick them in and yell, “Swim or die, sucker!!”. So yeah, me clucking over something, even a book… kinda weird.

As it happens, though, me watching over DEAD(ish) so carefully has provided me with some interesting stats. Heartening stats! Like, around 500 people loaded the original DEAD(ish) pdf, either to have a gander or to read it. So I put it up on Smashwords in a new edition, and to date, over 250 people have downloaded it. This is my favourite statistic in many ways, because if a person downloads an ebook from Smashwords, it’s generally with the specific intent of reading it. Hence, around 250 people have liked the look of DEAD(ish) enough to take a chance on it. Even if it’s not much of a chance, given that the thing’s FREE, it’s still enough to raise a w00t! or two 🙂

Also, DEAD(ish) is the Weekender ebook picked by the e-Fiction Book Club to be read this coming weekend. W000000oo000t! 😀 Part of the reason I’m so stoked about this is that it’s made up of dedicated readers who may kinda know me, but haven’t really had dealings with me and (as far as I know) aren’t being publicised by my @onlinefiction twitter account, so they’re likely to give me honest, unbiased reviews and criticism. Oh, and a bit of publicity, which never hurts.

Sadly, my brain’s turned back to mush, kinda like the scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz (and yup, there’s pins n needles in my feet), so I’m going to stop rambling disjointedly, watch some Buffy, and post this not-quite-a-post-more-a-garden-path-without-the-flowers thingy tomorrow morning, when internetz and I are reunited at work.



2 Responses

  1. So glad that DEAD(ish) is doing so well. Aww, someone is going to have to pick up the ranting as I’ve retired.

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