- Tue, 15:31: “Include the first 3 pages for consideration.” That’s like judging Pirates of the Caribbean on Baby Elizabeth singing “Yo Ho.” #AmWriting
- Tue, 15:34: Okay, four pitches. Let’s see if any of them are home runs. #AmWriting
- Tue, 15:41: RT @deannaraybourn: Don't be upset that the First Lady told you the White House was built by slaves. Be upset your textbook didn't.
- Tue, 16:08: This just in: I really like this book, guys. I want it to do well. And I want to write sequels.
- Tue, 16:19: More Kate McKinnon awesomeness. https://t.co/X2jM98Hqx0
- Tue, 18:46: Leonard Lion approves of this message. https://t.co/usrWCsFcCT
- Tue, 18:58: Want. �.� https://t.co/u0Q5lhK1xc
- Tue, 19:54: RT @io9: Oprah is the first big name to join the cast of Ava DuVernay's A Wrinkle in Time https://t.co/pkjWUcpqdr https://t.co/c3Hmhb1t2e
- Tue, 21:52: Good robot! https://t.co/q0z967X2OM
- Tue, 22:09: RT @cracked: 6 Bizarre Assumptions Movies Make About Strong Women: https://t.co/LRKilDCeo2 https://t.co/wTgvZuVCaG
- Mon, 15:59: RT @PlayOverwatch: Cake of the Game: /u/ConstableD 🍰 https://t.co/5NqI9vSjGu https://t.co/WJuGSHOcGi
- Mon, 16:03: “You Coming?” commish for @fzygal, who seems to be a madwoman in a box. #AmDrawing #TARDIS https://t.co/RFoA7aARCt
- Mon, 17:38: HNNNNNNG https://t.co/M3igVhjmqS
- Mon, 18:25: RT @mlp_Applejack: .@mlp_Lovecraft is hereby sentenced to be carried off to the moon by a byakhee. Case dismissed. *bangs gavel*
- Mon, 18:31: Wow, they just cannot get Dirk Gently right for anything, can they?
- Mon, 18:35: In their defense, Douglas Adams had trouble getting Dirk Gently right too, and was the first to admit such. But ugh.
- Mon, 21:31: RT @multiclass_geek: #Dasher https://t.co/A63vN9kKtG
- Mon, 21:32: RT @protoncharging: Wow! Some people think the opening weekend box office was made up! Because pictures of empty theatres (never mind... ht…
- Mon, 21:34: Recorded a bunch of footage w/ @ccagraveheart and @Inkblitzer for “How Not to Suck at Overwatch” over the weekend: useless due to bad sound.
- Mon, 21:34: Recorded a solo game tonight w/ sound tweaks: useless due to DIFFERENT bad sound. -.-
- Sun, 17:56: o/` Just glue some gears on it and call it steampunk, that’s the trendy fashion nowadays… o/`
- Sun, 18:02: Legend of Korra Game on sale on Steam. O.o
- Sun, 18:02: Dangit world, stop making me want to spend money on things.
- Sun, 18:39: RT @pixelkitties: Okay, Gotham City needs to bulldoze it's seemingly unlimited number of abandoned amusement parks.
- Sun, 19:54: So I fixed the broken battery mount in my proton pack, did some cosplay, and have discovered that a different battery mount is now broken.
- Sun, 19:55: Did the person who made the pack go to the Discount Radio Shack, instead? Is there even such a thing?
- Sun, 19:56: “The plywood mounting board, metal case, and electronics are fine. That basic $1.50 battery mount is super-delicate, tho, so be careful."
- Sun, 20:11: RT @OnePerfectShot: 68 years ago today we met Marvin the Martian for the first time in Chuck Jones' HAREDEVIL HARE. https://t.co/GWxi83ddBb
- Sun, 20:11: RT @mlp_Applejack: *lounges quietly under a tree at the top of a hill in Ponyville Park, watching @mlp_Winona chase squirrels*
- Sun, 20:12: RT @mlp_Applejack: *the orange and yellow of her coat and mane catch the rays of the setting sun, creating a warm suffusion of golden light…
Contact Jacky Paisley
- Deposit checks
- Resolve insurance
- Pick up prescriptions
RH Bonus Stuff
- PotG badges to Patreon?
- Lia commish
- Sky Pirates agent pitches, round three
- Redliox potg badge
- Gryphon_2 potg badge (need refs!)
- Welof potg badge
- Loupy potg badge
- Script for issue five
- Mail Kamau's power cord
- FurPlanet commish
- Sky Pirates 2 outline
- Record footage for "Learning Not to Suck at Overwatch"
- Clean up gneech.com bibliography, about page, and categories
- Clean sinks
That should keep me busy for at least the afternoon. ¬.¬
- Current Location:Ginger Court
- Current Mood: working
- Current Music:Lion King OST– "Hakuna Matata" (in my head)
- Sat, 15:26: Still a bit SUPERHEROES R SRS BZNS but could be good! Needs more lasso and less sword still. https://t.co/1Z1VdxOyrC
- Sat, 16:17: RT @altclassic: The Periodic table of #Synthpop https://t.co/38jS5ShTBQ
- Sat, 16:19: This++ https://t.co/gHkq3pmWbn
- Sat, 16:30: RT @marcmalkin: This is what it's all about! Cc: @melissamccarthy @paulfeig @Ghostbusters #sdcc @enews https://t.co/zJXsil9n6r
- Sat, 16:55: Srsly. XD Or possibly, “What if Predator was about a kaiju?" https://t.co/CqJCPgT2Ke
- Sat, 17:47: RT @GeorgeTakei: Cuddles.Source: Awww Pets https://t.co/4Z4u93bGHK https://t.co/XKpqk7Wm1Q
- Sat, 17:48: RT @multiclass_geek: Here's Why Even the 'Stranger Things' Font is Nostalgic by @ryancbritt https://t.co/P1pSRliG2p via @inversedotcom
- Sat, 18:16: RT @Nanook1234: Last but not least here's ABBY! Completing the #Ghostbuckers set! I'll have to do Kevin, LOL @MMeghanMcCarthy https://t.co…
- Sat, 18:33: RT @boxerhockey: Currently driving behind this actual car nightmare https://t.co/keaZiOsSM4
- Sat, 18:33: RT @saladinahmed: hey I just met you and this is crazy but I'm going to argue with another stranger in your mentions for hours maybe
Time for something different! Today I go over practice drills I use to improve my aim and movement skills, with particular emphasis on headshots. I focus a bit on Tracer, because the skills involved in playing her well will carry over to almost any other character in the game, but these exercises will also help snipers or anyone else for whom accuracy is a big deal.
I hope you’ll find this useful! Likes and Subscribes will help spread the word, if you do.
For more in-depth treatment of these drills individually, see also:
Dibz’s “Drills For Kills” Tracer Guide: https://youtu.be/AvF57L6ytZw
Force Gaming’s “Improve Your Aim IN JUST 10 MINUTES”: https://youtu.be/MFIritvrMxY
- Fri, 15:51: RT @mrs__peel: OH MY GOD (dies) https://t.co/e6444N3HGy
- Fri, 16:05: RT @Nanook1234: Doodled up the Lady #Ghostbuckers Gonna have to get Kevin in there next :D anyway, this is all for tonight! ENJOY! https:/…
- Fri, 16:06: Under the water? Carry the water. Water removes! https://t.co/oMGVlFTMj0
- Fri, 16:32: RT @alexandraerin: Guess the "languishing in clearance racks" narrative was like the "empty theaters" one. https://t.co/sZZcpBTeKc
- Fri, 18:50: RT @PuffChrissy: CREATURE: I shall be with you on your wedding-night. FRANKENSTEIN: Doing what? CREATURE: Eating cake. And dancing! LOTS…
- Fri, 19:33: RT @danteshepherd: "So humid, you can cut the air with a knife!" "Really?" (goes outside) (stabs the air) (blood-curdling screams) "My reve…
- Fri, 21:06: ICYMI, How Not to Suck at Overwatch Ep. 04, starring @Inkblitzer and me. https://t.co/77ZtoQUZz8
- Fri, 21:45: Two Hanzos, a Symmetra, an Ana, and one guy who just copies whatever I switch to. Gonna be one of THOSE games.
- Fri, 22:43: Gnite world, and have an awesome tomorrow. Lord knows we could all use one!
- Fri, 22:56: Oh, just popping on to wish @ElliJCntryDiva awesome dreams. ‘cos y’know, it’s good to return the favor!
Inkblitzer and I succeed! And then we fail! So, yeah, business as usual.
- Thu, 20:58: RT @Tredain: .@the_gneech @ZiaMcCorgi555 Totally agree! https://t.co/fMftb6mv8Z
- Thu, 23:00: RT @lafcreative: All around genius #Holtzmann walking the ghost of Mike Hat! New @Ghostbusters film is BOOrilliantly fun! #mikehat https://…
- Fri, 08:35: RT @friskshepherd: Don't start the howl https://t.co/Q8h6DB7p0V
- Fri, 08:37: RT @spyketyranno: @the_gneech Nothing better than listenin to Devo when youre grooving! Oh wait. Is that DeBarge? Huh. Didnt know that http…
- Fri, 08:38: Still waiting for the “fiction” part. https://t.co/FuTeXPcb2q
- Fri, 08:40: RT @amhistorymuseum: Miss Piggy, Phyllis Diller, and Carol Burnett changed the face of comedy. New display opens today: https://t.co/EIuI1o…
- Fri, 09:00: “Come here often?” *fthoom* #GhostbustersFriday
- Fri, 09:01: RT @Luvvie: BTW, 88% of Congress is up for election this year. November is beyond just voting for President. Not voting shouldn't be an opt…
- Fri, 09:10: “Patty does wear some big earrings.” “Well if the crime is being fabulous? Guilty as charged.” #GhostbustersFriday
- Fri, 09:21: RT @One_AmongstMany: Holy moly. $300k Overwatch tournament from @FACEIT and @EL
- Wed, 18:46: RT @TheRealSibsy: Everyone had their moment when they realized Holtz was best new #Ghostbuster. This was mine. #Holtzmann @paulfeig https:/…
- Wed, 19:23: RT @xGogsx: I really don't get the whole Pokemon thing but this is awesome. https://t.co/LCBTnQaaOy
- Wed, 19:32: <3 <3 <3 https://t.co/IEzPVnaXAr
- Wed, 19:41: RT @GeekTyrant: FOR THE LOVE OF SPOCK: Leonard Nimoy Documentary Gets a Wonderful Trailer https://t.co/XVMRiEH0D5 — https://t.co/f2OPeccYJL
- Wed, 22:48: ICYMI, Learning Not to Suck at Overwatch, Ep. 03, starring @Inkblitzer @DiscordLover and me! https://t.co/SpCTjHtxjx Any tips? :)
- Wed, 22:49: And with that, it’s bedtime. Gnite world, and have an awesome tomorrow!
- Wed, 22:55: RT @UrsulaV: Whenever I get upset with the world, I tell myself that every generation in history felt like everything was going wrong on th…
- Wed, 22:55: RT @UrsulaV: And most of the time it works, because most of the time, history is made of pretty banal things.
- Wed, 22:56: RT @UrsulaV: But honestly, I'm starting to imagine how the Roman citizens must have felt when the horse was made a senator.
- Wed, 22:57: RT @EricIdle: Leslie Jones Twitter row: Breitbart editor banned over abuse This is what Trumpery leads to. Cowardly racists. https://t.co/…
So far my efforts to get Sky Pirates of Calypsitania to market have not met with success. The rejections have ranged to form “not at this time” letters to more personal “not at this time” letters, but the net result is the same, i.e., “not at this time.”
I’ve been pretty carefully targeting my pitches to maximize their chances, but alas I am starting to run out of “top tier” possibilities and I have to consider what to do next. As this is my strongest book to date and what I hope will be the beginning of a personal “franchise” (to coin a marketing term), I don’t want to make any giant newbie mistakes that will come back to bite me later, but at the same time, I do need to start making some headway.
So I am now considering self-publication. It’s not really where I wanted to go with this book– my long-term goal for this one is “See it on the shelves at Barnes & Noble.” However, I also need to actually get books out there being read and making money, which they can’t do just sitting on my hard drive receiving rejection letters.
I think I’ve also started making headway on the next book, although it’s still quite vague in my mind, to wit: another book in the same setting as Sky Pirates. As much as I love Verity and Tanya and I want to know more of their story, they’re only two people in a much wider world, and they’ve earned a rest from adventure for a while, the poor dears. Plus, they’re getting out of the airships business (or at least trying to), but I’m still interested in following that thread. So that means finding someone else to write about!
So while what is probably the last round of agent pitches goes out, I’m going to hit the Scrivener corkboard and start plotting. If any of my writing industry friends have suggestions for getting the current book rolling, however, I’d love to hear them!
- Current Location:Ginger Court
- Current Mood: working
- Current Music:The Chieftains: "Treasure Island/The Hispaniola"
In which I need to learn to stand behind the tank, Inkblitzer isn’t indecisive, and Trixie has too much faith in Trixie. Warning for language.
As always, questions, comments, and suggestions welcome and desired!
- Tue, 16:35: RT @femfreq: "Culture is not yours. It's ours. We all share it." A very sweet @johnbiggs piece on the importance of Ghostbusters: https://t…
- Tue, 16:41: RT @malki: anyway, shoutout to the guy I just saw whose loud music bumping from his bike speaker was interrupted by Siri giving him directi…
- Wed, 08:11: RT @NoraReed: i feel like the world lost its DM at the end of 2015 and they're just generating 2016 from d20 tables
- Wed, 08:21: More #LoveforLeslieJ because @Lesdoggg rocks. https://t.co/LF2nivHcdD
- Wed, 08:30: Cthulhu: *rises from R’lyeh* Humanity: *sigh of relief*
- Wed, 08:36: Here, have some crazy wuxia superhero action. https://t.co/SzX7Iiw7TK
- Wed, 11:01: RT @priya_ebooks: i read this when i was a kid and never forgot it https://t.co/RYzjyxShjS
- Wed, 11:02: RT @GailSimone: Ackroyd in the streets, Holtzmann in the sheets.
- Wed, 11:02: RT @saladinahmed: Americans your government just blew 85 innocent people to pieces. Thought you should know. https://t.co/4Id7fAqMP8
- Wed, 11:11: RT @AxiomAxiom: What do you call too much data in the Land of the Lost computers? SLEESTAK OVERFLOW! I'll show myself out.
- Mon, 15:20: RT @Roxie_T_Fox: Y’know, if Kate McKinnon wanted to come to my place and set fire to things while dancing to “Rhythm of the Night,” I’d be…
- Mon, 17:11: RT @Inkblitzer: So yeah, just saw the new ghostbusters and loved it. I'll post more when I'm not in a boiling hot car with no A/C.
- Mon, 17:12: RT @TheKinkyTurtle: Just saw #Ghostbusters. It was FUN!
- Mon, 17:15: RT @AdamWeinstein: When Adam Gopnik is on, he's really on Four images that sum things up https://t.co/sVNW00KehT
- Mon, 18:17: RT @femfreq: "This movie is trying to kill these women. They endure." @mattzollerseitz on gender politics in Ghostbusters: https://t.co/Gd2…
- Mon, 21:30: Love you @Lesdoggg! You are awesome! https://t.co/hGM4iOIYYJ
- Mon, 21:30: RT @juniusK9: for real though if you liked the new ghostbusters send some love to @Lesdoggg who's getting swarmed by MRA shitstains rn
- Mon, 21:31: RT @StTabitha: Had never seen @Lesdoggg be4 Ghostbusters. Floored by how brilliant & funny she is. #LoveForLeslieJ May the trolls rot in th…
- Mon, 21:33: RT @NEligahn: #LoveforLeslieJ ❤ https://t.co/sSNETiWjqu
- Mon, 21:36: RT @BuzzFeed: Leslie Jones spent the day retweeting her racist harassers and Twitter won’t do anything https://t.co/guNb7gKZ8c https://t.co…
- Sun, 17:13: :D https://t.co/ux53P8VvCS
- Sun, 17:15: RT @ThornwolfArt: Tina and Judy go on a shopping spree to Bath & Bunny Works #Zootopia @pretty_omi https://t.co/gBjXCA5qpm
- Sun, 17:15: RT @AndreaLibman: Just saw @Ghostbusters - I thought it was awesome!
- Sun, 17:15: RT @dethbox: Never underestimate a cat's ability to enjoy a box https://t.co/u3KOLrrcPi
- Sun, 17:17: RT @mystthecougar: marveltopia https://t.co/6oT5T3CSOF
- Sun, 17:17: RT @adamconover: Gentle reminder: Folks can care about important social issues AND frivolous distractions simultaneously. Most do, in fact.…
- Sun, 19:12: RT @Gscott1847: My review of @paulfeig's @Ghostbusters on @FanFestNews! https://t.co/MJcjRPJitT #Ghostbusters
- Sun, 19:13: RT @Ryffnah: I LOVE THE NEW GHOSTBUSTERS!!!! WHEN'S THE NEXT ONE???
- Sun, 19:16: Genji confirmed for furry. https://t.co/lCr2F6lfv0
- Sun, 19:16: RT @SciencePorn: https://t.co/9okEMFW8U2