ListeningAnother point I'm getting in my brain when I'm listening to last week's RT Podcast. For example, the casino talk makes me really want to go to Foxwoods or hope that they do wind up going through with the casino night.
Good news bad newsGood news: I have more time in my backlog of stuff to read the Forerunner Saga and watch Forward Unto Dawn before playing Halo 4 (no spoilers please!).
Bad news: The reason being is that my run of Skyrim, which has lasted 11/11/11-Present (sans may of 2012) is only complete once I've done the Dark Brotherhood. Since that was easily the worst faction of Oblivion in my view (adolescent evil-is-cool bullshit mixed with a butchering of one of the series older concepts that had formerly been the least bit creative) that doesn't sound so happy, but I'm told the Skyrim DB is a little more less awful.
And at least any time playing Skyrim is gaming time well spent. My favorite game of this console cycle by far.
Important RTX questionQuick thought: I'm finally listening to the podcast from last Monday, and I'm waiting to hear if it's cool for fans like me to be drunk at RTX. I mean, obviously I'm drinking with you guys after-hours, but I mean if it's like 10AM and I'm smashed at the expo hall, is that fine as long as I'm not causing problems?
I know some of you went to last RTX, and those of you who did and who saw me at RvBTO (and therefore know what I'm like when drunk), could you please weigh in if you know?
King of the Water Roads - Promos and stuff!Now, I know what you're thinking: "Joe, didn't you just put up a big old book plug?" Yes, friends, yes I did. However, some stuff has come up that's changed my focus a little.
My book, King of the Water Roads, is a short fantasy novel written by me. It can be found on Amazon and Barnes & Noble in e-book form for kindles and nooks and e-reader apps on phones and tablets and computers. Basically, this story is nothing like what I set out to write. Instead of being a tale of a desert-themed Robin Hood, it wound up being more of a fugitive story in a land where there's few places to hide. In any case, with some help from the most ruthless, heartless editor I could dig up I've made a book that I hope is both the start of a series yet fine as a standalone (you'll have to be the judge of that, but what readers I have so far seem to say yes).
"But wait," you may be saying, "Joe, like 80% of that is just copied and pasted from the last book plug!"
Well you're very smart, now shut up because here's why I needed a new post. As you may know the link to my book's main page is here. That is on a site called Libboo, a local TechStars startup. The thing is, as a longtime user of their site, I have been given the ability to micromanage the rewards people get for signing up and "buzzing" my book's page. Usually it'll be a few free copies for themselves or whoever they please, but I can make it pretty much any prize I want for any given week. So feel free to give that a look, because you may get prizes! For free!*
I hope you enjoy my story. Preferably enough to make me a wealthy full-time writer, but I'll take what I can get.
Still an authorHere's a fun fact: I am still an author, and my book is still out, and I've been hoping for a community highlights page ever since I sent a PM to Barbara asking her to plug my first published short story almost two years ago (that's rude, though, and I shouldn't have done it). I've got another short story out, but I've since gone one better.
King of the Water Roads, a short fantasy novel written by yours truly, is here. Or, well, the hub for it on the website of a local startup is there.
Basically, this story is nothing like what I set out to write. Instead of being a tale of a desert-themed Robin Hood, it wound up being more of a fugitive story in a land where there's few places to hide. In any case, with some help from the most ruthless, heartless editor I could dig up I've made a book that I hope is both the start of a series yet fine as a standalone (you'll have to be the judge of that, but what readers I have so far seem to say yes). The link above is a link to my book's main page, but if you want to go direct you can find it on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. It is, at this time, e-book only but I do hope to have a small print run eventually.
So, I hope you all enjoy it, and I hope this community page works as well as I assume it will to spread the communal lovin'.
TravelMy neck's stiff and I'm tired so this'll be quick, but everything's prepared. Tickets are bought, hotels and travel are booked.
RTX and RTO, you all better duck because I'm about to turn left and I don;t want to smack you with my dick (well, not all of you anyways. Call me, baby*).
*Seriously, don't actually do that unless I ask you in person. The long and short of it is I bought my plane and bus tickets as well as the event tickets and have worked out the hotel arrangements for both events.