Today I write, and finish the pile of laundry I have sitting in the delicate’s bin. I made sure when I went shopping for ‘business professional’ clothes this year, the garments would all be ‘machine washable’. Not that my area isn’t loaded with dry-cleaners…I just don’t like their schedules.
Amazon Advantage made a sizable order for Only Words. There’s either a review out there, the book made someone’s list du jour, or Amazon is just gearing up for the holiday shopping rush on manga. I’ve noticed my KINDLE sales have plateaued – with readers checking out Gadarene and Only Words, but ‘Games’ is still my biggest seller. eManga.com surpasses KINDLE in download sales – I made the right choice in signing with DMP to distribute the English edition digitally. Now if only I can get them to allow their readers to post reviews.
I’ve heard nothing from my German publisher about the print release date for Games still being December – and have heard nothing back from the artist about Roulette. I do know Amelie is working on Loud Snow, and the completion date is still on track – at least we’ll be earning something from the digital release thanks to DMP.
I’ve been drawn to an offer for me to ‘write’ a light-novel. I’m very keen on going back to my guns/guys thing, it’s something I’m terribly nostalgic for – and yet at the same time, my submissions are still sitting here, waiting to be cleaned up for presentation. It’s weird to know where to start… I’m holding off on the Rubicon project until Blackest Night completes – and as far as Mestiza goes…I heard through the grapevine that a certain manga pub looking for original material isn’t really paying enough to sustain a good production wage for any artist I may bring onto the project. That was a downer to hear; some companies just don’t get it – you can’t demand an artist work on a project for a substantial period of time without giving them some compensation between pencils and complete arts. This is a company that know better, and that’s what’s so disappointing. Also – backend deals? Not these days, sorry.
I got a very cool invite from my online artist friend Tinpan; she’s developing something for a Philippine GLBT magazine called Ketchup and asked me to write a short story – she’d be illustrating. I was very honored she asked me, because I enjoy her arts and think she’s a great illustrator. ^__^
As for real life things – the holiday shopping season is here. Ugh. Spouse and I went out last night for some retail walking and coffee, and picked up a few things from my daughters list of ‘must haves’.
-Domo Kun Doll
-9×12 flip-top sketchbook
–Make Your Own Comic Book ‘set’
–Comic Strip Daily Boards
-Small Square Sketchbook[s]
–DS points card
-Bionicles he can build
-Halo Remote Control sets
–McDonald’s Gift Card
-Half-Life 2 shirt
-Bad Company game [xbox 360]
-Call of Duty/World at War [xbox 360]
-Zune 30 GB Digital Media Player
-Ernest Hemingway Correspondent’s Desk
-New xBox 360 controller
Ok, I have a friend’s concept work to read and then I’m going to get some writing done.