Hey! It’s exactly 1 year since the end of the first Sword & Laser contest. A year to the day from when I realized three fundamental truths at the exact same time:
A year into this enterprise! Wow! WOW! (wow)
AMOD is out, and we’re starting to leave the initial ’honeymoon’ period and sales spike - what now? What now? What now? I guess I should write something else, huh?
Thank you all again - I know I’ve said it over and over, but ANNIVERSARY OF THANKS.
Don’t forget to put up yer reviews and nominate me for shiny awards.
There’s been a pleasant flood of new followers here and some purchases (!) so I just wanted to say welcome to all the new people and ’yo’ to all the old people.
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INKSHARES EMERGENCY FUNDING DEADLINE
A God in the Shed is approaching the funding deadline and needs that final push to meet the mark. It’s by my friend/semi-nemesis JF Dubeau (author of The Life Engineered, fellow Sword & Laser Pokemon, etc.), it’s about kids and magics and dark gods crammed into a garage. I’ve ordered it twice, and I WANT TO READ IT YOU GUYS.
I have some free download codes for Audible.com of my first novel Spell/Sword. (8 codes remaining at this moment). The first 8 of you that go and back A God in the Shed at any level, I’ll send you the download code as a thank you. YER GITTIN’ TWO BOOKS FOR YOUR MONEY.
Just send me a screenshot of your receipt to gderekadams AT gmail - or just tag me in your twitter notification @gderekadams when you back. They are first come/first served - I hope to give them out quickly.
Only 7 days remain in the ’God in the Shed’ campaign, and it’s sooooo close to hitting the mark.
LAUNCH PARTY PICTURESSSS!!!!
I was pawing through my blog archives for an old April Fool’s bit - and I actually stumbled onto something I don’t remember writing. (All too common.) It’s from 3 years ago, after I finished my first book. It’s strange and sort of wonderful to look back and feel like maybe I’ve gotten a little closer to the things I talk about here -- and it’s all because of you.
I Want - 4/25-2013
Like Heinlein said, I want the Roc’s Egg.
I want the leather of my sword-grip to creak as my knuckles go white. I want the lightning to crackle between my fingertips like Egg Shen. I want the Flux Capacitor to ignite as I travel through time.
I want the power, I want the fairy tale.
I want to run down the secret hallway, and slam my rainbow colored key into the console of the Black Lion. I want to save the universe with Rock and Roll, my electric guitar made of steel and griffon-talon. I want to wake up in the middle of the night to the sound of Holmes and Watson clattering by in a horse-drawn carriage.
I want the legend, I want the world of doors.
I want the Master Sword dreaming in the glade, and Excalibur in the Lady’s hand, and Cloud picking up Zach’s sword — his mind all wind and shadow.
I want all the promises that the world is not as it seems. I want Mulder and Scully in a Ford Taurus arguing with the night. I want all the possibilities, the promise of wonder. I want Seven Dragonballs, even if I never get to make a wish.
I want the doors. The endless, endless doors.
I want this world to be not as it is. Or, at the very least, I want the walls of this world to get a little thinner. Thin enough to hear the music from the Universe One Over.
I want to tell my story and I want my mom to get better and I want there to be enough money and I want Emerson back. I want my Beloved to never know pain or doubt, and I want my friends to never know want or despair.
I want to break the rules. I want to undo and shine and defeat and cheat death, cheat life, mashing in the codes on my controller and rolling back the cruel grip of time.
I want to snatch the lost from death’s grip.
I want to not be afraid. Of the Unmaker and its thousand, thousand shadows.
I want there to be more magic in this world, because there is so little — just a tiny, tiny drop.
Such a little thing to shine in the darkness. The secret flame we clutch in weary hands through the wind and rain.
I want the thousand heroes, I want the doors open wide.
Most of all, I want you to help me pry them open.
No reminders or promo-flogging today. Just wanted to share this and say thank you again - for helping a stranger tip-toe down an uncertain path. And I use ’stranger’ here in the way you would ’baker’ or ’potter’ - something I make, not that you don’t know my social media profile.
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