Patronage Is The New Model

Books, What's Been Going On?

I have started a Patreon, what with three novels in the can and who knows how many more planned. Patreon is the vehicle by which you, my darling readers, get early access to work and contribute to my continued efforts at making shit up.

Tell your friends. Come and see what the fun is about. Drop a buck or more in the patreon jar, and watch me dance. For you. That’s how this model works, after all.

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(Patrons got an early glimpse of the new Hidden Palms cover this morning, in fact. See what you’re missing already?)

Lazy Sunday wool gathering

What's Been Going On?

It’s a lazy Sunday morning. I should be doing all manner of things (including the never-ending effort to make my lawn not be That Lawn in the neighborhood, which I’ve been doing a bad job at for several years now, so why change, right?). The plan is to go see Snowpiercer tonight, and I’ve managed to completely avoid the trailer and nearly any imagery from the film, which means I’ll be nearly blank slate when it fills the screen. I’m kind of excited about that. Too often trailers show some image that my brain stores, and then when I’m watching the film, my brain figures out where that image goes and a small part of the film is spoiled.

While sorting through my somewhat moribund social media presence the other day, I stumbled upon Klout, which I knew about but had managed to ignore. This time, I shrugged and signed up, though I’m barely more influential than anyone on the street. Maybe it’ll nudge me enough to keep up with making myself visible. It’s one thing to write books; it’s another thing to tell others that you have written. The latter is part of the new paradigm, so I might as well suck it up and figure it out. There is so much wild gnashing of teeth and tearing of hair on the internet, though, that I have little enthusiasm for adding to it. Perhaps, then, there will be talk of kittens and mittens instead.

Or there will be talk of Boris, maybe. There’s a new record out. It doesn’t open with as stunning a song as “Riot Sugar,” and so I’m on the fence about it. I’m not really sure why, other than, you know, “Riot Sugar.”

And the lawn has not mown itself.

Distracted by Warren Ellis’s morning.computer post regarding Blue Ants and Blue Rose Cases, and was reminded that the full Twin Peaks set comes out at the end of this month. It’s been awhile since I sat down and watched the whole thing.

It’s been awhile since I sat down and watched much of anything. The entrepreneur lifestyle, after all.

Closing in on the end of Rudolph edits. Thinking about QUEEN and EVERGREEN. Also thinking about something else called ZERO.

Listening to Tricky’s “Parenthesis”. False Idols is a delightful return of the back alley noir downtempo sound. Also listening to Chris Randall’s new record, floats on air. Delightful Sonorian Chill.

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What's Been Going On?

I’ve been getting things done in that behind the scenes way, which makes for updates filled with lots of blank spaces where I’m not comfortable detailing some projects yet. There have been, however, a few milestones that can be reported.

Firebird rising!

Resurrection House has a new logo, which has come about in order to unify the disparate imprints under the common brand. To that end, there is now an Arche Press and a Underland Press. We’re going to build out more distinct catalog sites for each press as we get closer to the first books shipping this fall.

(And when I say ‘we,’ I truly do mean ‘we’ as I hired Darin Bradley this week. He’s Editor to my Publisher, but really, he’s good at things where I’m not, and we’re going to tag-team the whole adventure for awhile.)

There is still a mailbox full of stories to read for XIII, and I’m working my way through them. There’s still another two weeks to submit a story, and I suspect there’s going to be a rush of submissions near the end. Oooh la la!

Bringing on some help with Resurrection House is also going to ensure that I have a wee bit of my own writing time still, and as there are plans afoot there, this is a good thing. Nothing to confirm yet, but I’m working on lining content up in a way that will provide some much needed continuity to projects.