Except that blogging is also writing. And having typed that, I proceeded to spend the next ten minutes getting tea, running errands, checking email, etc. My end-of-story nerves, as I Tweeted a little while ago, are starting to creep up, and this set will be a doozy, because I cannot think of any other project on which I have spent ten years.
And what will I have to show for it, when I'm all done with the Dangerverse? Well, I'll be able to point at it and say, "Look what I did!" And people will be impressed. Maybe. And then they'll shrug, and go on with their lives, and never think of me again. Which isn't fair, I know a lot of you will think of me, but that's what it feels like sometimes.
I do need to get around to templating up Surpassing Danger to make the printable files for Lulu. And yes, if you haven't heard, the DV stories through Facing Danger, as well as Be Careful, are available in print form. The prices are a bit high, but it's all materials costs -- I make no money from it. See my Useful Links page for more info!
Hmm, now there's an idea. I have almost all the printed DV books, or Krystal and my sister do between them (though my sister has read most of hers to death). What if, once the SD books are made, I ordered a full set, bundled in my originals, and got my next professional author picture taken while leaning on my big old stack o' books?
And yes, it really would be leaning. I'm short, if you didn't know. Five feet two inches, which Google informs me is equivalent to one hundred fifty-seven centimeters. Just the DV books already living in our little house would probably stack up high enough for me to sit on, and when we add in the rest of FD, all of SD, BC, and my originals...
Well, it's a lot of words, which represent a lot of time, and work, and love. And every so often, hate, but anything that's truly loved is sometimes hated a little as well. My writing has brought me both pleasure and pain over the years, and I hope it has done the same for you, and will continue to do so. Only in the best of ways, of course.
In closing, I have a semi-serious request. Would somebody mind purchasing one of my e-books on Barnes and Noble, Kobo, or Smashwords, within the next two weeks or so? Smashwords has implemented a new daily sales chart, and I've had a couple sales from Apple, which come up blue. Curious to see what colors the other retailers are!
Writing on Twelfth Knight has not yet begun, but the story is assembling in my head so as to be ready when I do sit down to it. Writing on other originals is still rather stalled, but that's because the brainpower is devoted to the end of the Dangerverse, which is going pretty well, actually. As long as I can get Chapter 61 to behave for me!
Thanks, as always, for reading (and maybe passing a link or two along to friends? Couldn't hurt), and I will see you all tomorrow with Fiction Friday! Now to choose which universe I should write in... decisions, decisions...