Showing posts from March, 2012

Finally finished!

The stubborn wood burning that I had been working on the past three weeks is finally done! I posted a picture of it on Twitter.  As I mentioned before, it's a nude male and I don't want to post it here and have to have an adult content thingy.  So, Twitter it is. (It seems like anything goes on Twitter.)
Other than that . . .
Oh, you know how much I hate waiting? Well, I've been waiting for a shipment of books that should have arrived early last week. 
Long story short:
I ordered books, never got an email saying they've been shipped, knew something was wrong, no one could tell me anything for two weeks, Thursday I found out there was a printer issue and it was delayed.  Really?
But I got the email this morning so my shipment has finally been shipped.  I have a bunch of people who are wanting to get signed copes of Luthor from me and I hate waiting for the books to come in.

Now that they are on their way (fingers crossed), I can start really pushing them on my site.�…

Day by day-

I haven't been doing much over the past few days.  Still working on the wood burning. 
It's been taking longer than usual because the piece of wood I'm using is giving me problems.  Different wood burns different ways.  This one is a round log-cut basswood.  The grain in the wood goes circular and that circular pattern causes the wood to burn differently in different sections. I could be going over adding a layer at one temperature and get to a point where that temp isn't hot enough and I have to adjust, but I have to be careful not to go too far where the new temp will be too hot.
The burning I'm doing is of a naked guy and I have two spots like that on this piece and they're on both his legs.  I should have been done a week ago. 

But it's okay,  it's been relaxing.  Just getting through day by day.

Still going back and forth with what I'm going to do with the Y/A series.  Some tell me not to change a thing. 


Always running in the background-

Man, what the hell's been going on lately?  Let me think about it.  It seems that the time from when I posted the first chapter of Luthor and me getting my author copy of the book for approval to now has gone by super fast.  In that odd spans of time, I had ordered and received the new bookmarks (they look great with the book!), I got my five free author copies of the book and got those to the people they were promised, ordered copies for myself to sell on my site and in person, work on my site to get the store ready to begin selling stuff there, and I know there were like three other things I can't think of right now.
But it's been great.
It really has.  It's been exciting to see the book in print.
But now the real work begins as I push with marketing.

But first I'm still decompressing.  I told myself that I would take a couple of weeks to decompress. (And I started another woodburning. The first in more than a year.) But as it turns out, I'm not totally rela…

I said it would be gone-

If you're coming here looking for the first chapter of Luthor, you're too late.  Now you just have to go buy the book!

Waiting . . .

. . . waiting . . . 

. . . waiting . . . waiting . . .

Guess what--I'm still waiting.

Yeah, still waiting for my author copy of Luthor to get here.  I was hoping to come home and see a cardboard box with an iUniverse logo on it sitting on my step. 
But alas, that was not to be. 

But it's okay.  I'll be fine.

I am currently waiting (yeah, more waiting) for Steve to get home from work.  Another one of his 11-hour days. At times like these, I hate that he has to work so hard, and I pray that Luthor is the beginning of some big changes for us. 
People will start taking notice . . . Doors that had been closed and bolted would slowly begin to open . . .

Luthor is never far from my mind.  Never has been.  But as of late, obviously, he's been on my mind a lot more. 
He's the key that will open those doors. 
Luthor took off on his own while I was creating him.  I look forward to seeing what happens when everyone meets him.
So, I'm a little anxious.

My mind is going all the time.  Even when I try to slow it down, the…


I've never been very good at waiting.  I was born impatient.  I was probably born early, I don't know. 
I'm waiting for the hard copy of Luthor to show up at my door for my final approval.  It should be here any day.  Finally, after all these years, I will see my prized piece of work in print.

But waiting has never been my strong suit. 

On a sadder note; I'm also waiting to see what happens with my brother, Kevin, who's been sick lately.  I don't want to divulge too much of his personal health problems, but it's pretty serious.  I heard from my niece last night and it looks like he will need surgery.  So, we'll  wait to see what happens with that.
We'll need everyone's thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Other than playing the waiting game, I have been decompressing from my hard work with getting Luthor finished.  But I know that my down time is coming to a close and I need to get back to writing.  I need to finish the second in…