Derry, Northern Ireland

Derry, Northern Ireland
A book I'm working on is set in this town.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Distractions of the deliberate sort

Still dead in the water as regards writing, so I worked on prepping How To Rape A Straight Guy for publication. I want to get it out, next, then Porno Manifesto. I started working through the Word file I have (from 7 years ago) and formatting it for publication, and got about halfway. Found some typos...of course. I'm going for a slightly smaller edition -- 8.5x5.5 inches -- and the description on the back cover is going to be more precise. I'm also going to note this is a second edition.

I watched the Oscars, tonight and don't know if I should be happy or not. I'm glad Alfonso Cuaron got director for Gravity; he's the first Latino male to win that award. And I'd forgotten, I saw Blue Jasmine while flying either to Hong Kong or London, can't remember which, right now. Cate Blanchette was phenomenal and deserving, as was Sally Hawkins (who didn't get it). I sort of enjoyed the whole ceremony, but it wasn't overwhelming.

Tomorrow I'll finish HTRASG and its cover and get those uploaded to Lightning Source and Smashwords. See what kind of reaction I get to the title. They may refuse never know.

Amazon's being funky, again. They had the e-book of David Martin available for weeks, then suddenly it's been taken off their site. I've asked about it and so far the only response was, "Talk to Kindle Publishing." I didn't publish it through Kindle, as I told them in my initial e-mail, so why would I want to talk with them? It's irritating.

And typical.


MAC said...

You know I'm a fan of HTRASG, I'm curious to see the second edition. Be sure to post pics. I hope everything pans out with all your endeavors.


JamTheCat said...

Thanks, Mac. I'm debating changing the title...but I really don't want to. We'll see what happens when I offer it up.