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It’s A Brand New Year (And the Sun is High)

by on January 1, 2013

So, here we are in 2013., thankfully not having suffered the Mayan Apocalypse. Huzzah. I suppose at this point I should go into my list of resolutions for this year, or at least some writing goals, anyway, but before I do, did everyone get the Dr. Horrible reference in the title? Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog is one of my favorite musicals, especially as it’s about superheroes. And boy, 2012 was a great year for that. I bought the Avengers on DVD recently, and it’s just as good on DVD as it was in theatres. Especially the Loki-smash scene. I do so love the Loki-smash scene.

Loki: “Enough! You are, all of you, beneath me! I am a god, you dull creature, and I will not be bullied by-

Hulk: *WHAM WHAM WHAM WHAM WHAM* ….”Puny god”.

Loki: “…whimper.”

Poetry. And the best part is, with the DVD you can pause that, rewind, and watch it again and again and again. It’s a thing of beauty and a joy forever.

So, anyway, I glanced back over my 2011 list of writing resolutions. I did pretty well on the short story front, thanks primarily to the Trifecta writing challenge, which has been great fun all around. I made it through another NaNoWriMo, and so in the coming months I’ll be working on editing that. I didn’t accomplish my goal of editing a couple other NaNo projects, the two sequels to Hailfire, which isn’t really wacky random humor at all but which was my attempt at a superhero version of the Samson and Deliliah story. On the other hand, I did edit and self-publish Catrina in Space. This leads me to a small announcement.
I should mention, I’m a traditionalist about books. I do not own an e-book reader, and I probably never will. I like the feel of having a book in one’s hand, the turning pages, all that, not to mention the fun of searching for a good book in the library. Libraries are some of my favorite places in the world. (Which is especially true since my career goal is to become a law librarian). At any rate, though I’m probably never going to be much for the e-books, I do realize that they are the wave of the future. So, as of yesterday, Catrina in Space is now officially available for download to your Kindle, for only $2.99. And seeing as it’s a new year, and right about my second blogiversary too, I’ve decided to do….*drumroll please*…a promotion! Starting tomorrow, January 2nd, and going through Friday, January 4th, you will be able to download Catrina in Space to your Kindle absolutely free! And if you order right now, I’ll throw in a free set of Ginsu steak knives!  …Well, actually, the part about the Ginsu steak knives isn’t true, but the free part definitely is. I don’t even have a Kindle myself, so if any of you do download Catrina in Space, I would be most grateful if you could let me know what it’s like, if there’s any horrible formatting errors, that sort of thing. 🙂
Finally, I want to take a moment to thank you, my readers, for sticking with this little corner of the blogosphere, following Catrina’s many adventures, not to mention Fillmore Streamlet and Winifred and Captain Happily Married and the other peculiar characters springing from my imagination. To borrow an old British saying I read in Rilla of Ingleside, from first to last of this business you have been a brick!  I especially want to thank Trisha, for passing on the Blog of the Year award, and for suggesting that I put Catrina in Space on Kindle in the first place. 😛  I also want to express my appreciation for the Byronic Man for featuring my blog on his website. You guys are even brickier than normal bricks. (Side note: I wonder how it became a compliment to compare someone to a brick anyway? Hm.)

I just realized, in this post about 2013 resolutions, I haven’t actually made any resolutions yet. So. Erm. Well…

1) Start up my journal again. Journal-writing’s been an on-again, off-again thing for me, I’d like to keep it on-again through the year.

2) NaNoWriMo ’13. Oh yeah.

3) Continue my goal of selling more copies of a book than John Cusack’s fictional character in 2012. (Which movie, incidentally, seems a bit silly now).

…that’s all I can think of for now. Thanks again for reading, and a happy new year to all! Woohoo!


From → Writing Process

  1. Guess I made a mistake buying a Nook!

    • If I understand right, you can also download it onto an iPad or even an iPhone…and then of course there’s always good ol’ fashioned print. 🙂

      • No Kindle, no iPad, no iPhone. Guess I’ll have to do print!

      • Went to Amazon but got sidetracked. I searched for Catrina and got Catrina’s Domestic Discipline Punishment Spanking as my first choice. The description read as follows; “This book was originally titled “Her First Spanking”

        Cat, a spanked wife, is late driving home. Will John spank her if she is late, again? Cat knows he will, and remembers the shock, embarrassment, pain and humiliation of the first spanking she ever received.

        All her hopes and fantasies of sweet lovemaking with John were dashed when he was willing to forgo sleeping with his virgin wife-to-be in order to teach her a lesson she would never forget.


        I think it was that last sentence that captivated me. I’m sure you understand!

  2. I think you will get more readers this way and it will be groovy 🙂 I’ll mention that CATRINA is in ebook format now, and FREEEEEEEEEEEE too! 🙂

    • Groovy is a good word. I like that word. And considering that so far it’s been downloaded 80 times at least, I think you’re right 😛

  3. Congrats on such a productive 2012! Sounds like there was a lot of exciting stuff to look back on. Hope 2013 is even better.

    And that scene really is great.

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