I just realized I’ll be sending an email to Leo Black to see if he can start working on the cover art now for book two. It’s on the complex side, so I want the time to tweak the specifics out with him and hopefully give him enough time to have the cover finished for my production date. The good thing is that I’ve done the whole “Amazon Publishing” before, so that should move along pretty fast. It’s just the editing that is my major concern, since it’s all volunteer help from the English teachers at my job who have offered to help.
One of the things I try to focus on is being centered and present every day. Normally this works out pretty good for me, but sometimes life’s issues can pull you down. At those times I unfortunately bring my “shit” home with me, which is bad all around. Stress is a mind fuck. Luckily, I’m pretty good at getting myself back on track. Work needs to be left at work, no matter how much there is to do.
I’ve been reading the “Foul Mouth” series from Richard Raley, super cool story and incredible writing. Don’t let the horrible cover work throw you off from picking the story up to check it out. It’s really worth the read. My Australian mate, Richard, told me about the series, and although he has great taste in books, the damn covers kept throwing me off. I finally read the series … or I’m reading the series, a new book every day. Yea they are that good.
I’m not sure if anyone from the blog has joined the Winter Gaming group I posted about earlier. So far it’s been going well. I’ve been playing Tuesday’s and Thursday’s. I have a Paladin, of course, and a Death Knight on the server. Pally’s low level, the DK is mid level … names are Darknovia or Darkdealer, the Server is Hyjal. I’m still not the gamer I was before. I guess I have too much life I’m busy living. I remember how cool it was to explore the digital worlds I would play in and to see the areas many people never made it to and thinking how cool that was, why would I want to travel IRL? Yet now after traveling around the world, I have to say traveling IRL is pretty awesome. Either way I’ve been enjoying hanging out some within the digital world.
For those of you who have it, I hope you enjoy your day off for Veteran’s Day. Although this is an American Holiday, it’s really a day for those of us living to remember the sacrifices of those that laid their lives down so that the world could be a better place. Being ex-military and also with my current job, this day hits close to home for me, but I’m sure most of us have lost a loved one to war. It is a good of day to remember your loved ones and their sacrifice.
One last thing I wanted to leave with you. My bud sent me this link: Patrick Rothfuss’ response to academic snobbery. For those of you who keep up with my blog you know how much I hate “academic snobbery” overall, just another type of bullying. Hope you enjoy. Now back to writing and listening to my Halo sound tracks =D