Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Randomness by Default

What I always do when I don't have a topic....Randomness!

1. The free promotion on Finding Angel in Kindle format is over. There were more than 8,000 downloads! Here's hoping that a good chunk of those lead to sales of Seeking Unseen.

2. The new forever price of Finding Angel in Kindle format is $3.99! (Well, unless I do another freebie down the road...)

3. I have discovered that a watched pot never boils. Translated into writer speak, that saying means, an Amazon page checked every five minutes will never gain a review...

4. In three days I head off to the NECRONOMICON sci-fi/fantasy/horror/gaming convention! Take a moment to check out their site. Cllick here for this year's t-shirt design. Once you are there, click the little word "spoilers" in the lower left of the far left box. Trust me, it is worth it!!! And if you are at the Necro, please find me! I'll be selling books and speaking on six writing panels!

5. Next month I'll be going to the Sarasota Medieval Fair. Not as an author or anything, just with my homeschool group. But I'm excited! I keep visiting Etsy.com and searching for and drooling over the awesome Medieval dresses and wishing I had a spare $300 to chunk down on one.

6. Getting very excited as well about the new James Bond movie, Skyfall, coming out in November!

7. I was not always a James Bond fan. I found the earlier movies confusing until my husband finally explained to me that the opening scenes didn't have anything to do with the rest of movie--it was Bond's last mission. Once I learned to disregard the beginnings, I started liking Bond flicks. And the new ones don't do that anymore. Plus, let's face it. Daniel Craig. 'Nuff said.

8. Did you see who is playing the new Bond girl? For some reason I find this uber-exciting.

9. The audio book for Finding Angel is going to be out very soon. The narrator is finishing up tweaks, and will be uploading the final version, and then we will be LIVE!

10. Stopping here. Ten is a nice round number. So what should it be? How about the new trick I discovered to tell if a sentence is in passive voice...You add "by zombies" after the verb:

He catapulted the chair across the room. -- He catapulted by zombies the chair across the room. (Nope, not passive.)

He was catapulted across the room. -- He was catapulted by zombies across the room. (Ding, ding, ding!)


Caprice Hokstad said...

#4 I cannot find this "spoiler" thing of which you speak. Is there a t-shirt link I must follow first? Both of the links in #4 lead to the NECRONOMICON page.

And, as a bit of trivia, I see Linnea Sinclair is the special guest. I had contact with her way back before she got published! She actually exchanged MS. with me when TDH was still in draft form. (I'm thinking this was 1998-ish). I seriously doubt she would remember me as she went on to snag BIG agents and publishers and put out a LOT of books while I, uh, I took the rambling path to obscurity.

Hope you have a great time at the con!

Kat Heckenbach said...

Oh, snap. it's one of those sites were all the pages seem to default back to the home address. Oh, well.

The t-shirt is the design on the right side of the home page. Click the image and it will take you to the t-shirt page!

Truth be known--I have no clue who Linnea Sinclair is. Just going to the con because it is fun :).

Caprice Hokstad said...

Ok, found the spoiler link. Did you design that image? It is WAY cool.

Linnea Sinclair writes paranormal romance. She has a Big Six publisher and makes an actual LIVING with her books. And I probably would not know her either except that I knew her "back when" we were on an equal level as far as being unpublished.

She was one of the few writers who offered solid HELP to me because she was actually closer to pro than I was at the time, while everyone else I was meeting was further away than I was and needed my help rather than being able to help me.

Kat Heckenbach said...

I *WISH* I'd designed the t-shirt! It is way, way cool!

Maybe I shall have to give her one of your bookmarks while I am there :).