Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Things Presently

I haven't posted here in a while, so I thought I'd give a little update on things.

Book Project #1

If you follow my other blog, Mightier Acorns, you probably know that I published a reproduction of the Callin Family History about this time last year. Technically, I have sold more than two dozen copies - but only four of those were purchased by other people. Still, it has sold about 4 times better than I expected!

I'm still chronicling my progress as I work on updating that book, so subscribe to Mightier Acorns to see my weekly updates.

Book Project #2

If you are a long-time reader of all of the stuff that I've posted here on Tad's Happy Funtime over the years, you might be pleased to know that I'm working with an editor to assemble some of my favorite pieces into a book bound for publishing some time this spring. (Or early summer...)

It's a collection of polished versions of some of the most popular stories I've posted here, plus a lot of new stuff that came up during the editing process. When I sent the first drafts (available via the "Tad's Happy Table of Malcontents" link over on the side, there) to Joanna, they prompted three main questions:

1. Who is this person you made a joke about, and why is that funny?
2. What is "it"?
3. No, seriously - why is that funny?

Explaining some of the context reminded me of more stories, so I put them into the book. (Oh...and I just remembered another...)

I will be self-publishing that on, just as I did the Callin Family History, and you can bet that I won't let you escape knowing when it is available.

Escape Artists Wiki-Boy

Those of you who know of my long-time, loyal fandom of the Escape Pod, PodCastle, and Pseudopod fiction podcasts (now also including Cast of Wonders) will not be surprised to learn that I've joined the Army of Helper Interns as their wiki wrangler. If you don't know what I'm talking about, do visit the Escape Artists Wikia and explore - I think you'll be very glad you did!

(And I am still involved in another Wiki project, though I've been neglecting them for the sake of the book projects.)

So, that's not everything, but that's what I can say for certain. I have high hopes that a couple of stories I'm shopping around will sell and if they do, you can bet that I won't let you... well, you'll know it.

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