I called my parents first thing this morning and when I got off the phone something wonderful happened. The house was quiet. My wife was pulling overtime at the hospital, my son was asleep, and my daughter left town for the weekend.
I was fired up about both the retro science fiction short story and The Yak Guy Project. (I'd better hurry up and name this one, or I'll call it The Yak Guy Project for the rest of my life.)
Yak Guy won out, and I added 2000 words to it. Not phenomenal, but not a kick in the pants either. I needed him to be a jerk to the girl, but in a way that was tough to write. This wasn't a verbal altercation, but a shutting down of sorts. He had to slide away, create distance, look outside, and say “whatever.” Yelling and screaming is easier, but wasn't what I wanted.
I fiddled around with Facebook a few times. I learned that someone else can post on my timeline. It was great, but surprised me. I also learned that Lisa's site is only sharing with friends. I went back and changed everything, but it's probably too late to get much action. I hoped to push a few people to Sean Harrington and his mad art skills yesterday.
I made myself a big old Flintstone sandwich using my sourdough bread. It was awesome. While stuffing my face I had an idea. I don't think Lisa will get another short story any time soon, but she will help promote another book of shorts at some point.
If the retro science fiction piece is worth including in a book, Lisa could share a Barbarella style weightless poster with the online world. I'm thinking glass bubble helmet, body shirt style uniform, maybe some pirate style boots. It would be cool.
I'm at the point of writing down ideas in living documents these days. If it still appeals to me when it's time to promote it, I'll run with it.
I went to The Rave Reviews Book Club and liked all the available Facebook sites today. They do a great job of promoting me on Twitter, and they probably do similar things on Facebook. It had the effect of booting down all my titles on Lisa's favorites in favor of their books. I doubt there is anything I can do about it, but it would be nice to have my titles as Lisa's favorites.
Lisa liked some music today too. I'm old enough to to like hundreds of groups, but tried to limit it to a few favorites.
I go back to the paycheck job tomorrow. I think I'll check out the re-boot of the X-Files before bed tonight. Re-boots don't always work, but Ash vs The Evil Dead was fun. Maybe X-Files has some mileage left in it too.
How was your weekend? I'm sure many of you were shoveling snow, but I know you live all over the world. Did you get some new words on paper? Spend time on social media? Watch football? Read one of my books? (Joking.)