My micro-fiction event, called Macabre Macaroni is starting tomorrow. This was really popular last year, and I debated whether to do it again, or not. Reader comments convinced me.
I’m a bit slow on the uptake at times. Having just released The Experimental Notebook of C. S. Boyack, this winds up being a good promotional opportunity. The book is a collection of short stories and micro-fiction, and Macabre Macaroni might bait a few people into taking a chance on the book.
I should point out that these are all brand new stories. They are not merely excerpts from the book.
Sadly, the event will not be all I hoped it would. I invited people to send some art to post with my stories. This wasn’t just a quest for some free art, I assumed having contact information might be beneficial to the artist.
Quite a few people offer cover art services, and this would have been a decent opportunity to promote those wares. Even a pre made cover, emblazoned with “Macabre Macaroni” and telling authors where they could buy it or something similar… Maybe.
I made two posts inviting artists, and didn’t receive a single piece of art. The stories will still post, and I think they’re pretty good. I even invited some children to send something in. They like watching the comments and stats. As part of this, I said they wouldn’t be adult themed. There is one story with slightly more of an adult theme, and I feel no obligation not to post it now.
I hope everyone has fun with the stories. I’m still stuck in Sun Valley, and I have to go with the flow a bit. I may have to pre-schedule my story tonight and let the magic of the blogging system post it for me. I’ll check in for comments as often as I can.