(I seem to start off a lot of posts that way, these days. I can’t help it. There’s SO MUCH fun news!)
Announcing DORK TOWER ZOMBICIDE!!!
ZOMBICIDE Season Three is approaching the two MILLION dollar mark on Kickstarter, and they asked me to do a Special Guest Survivor pack for the game.
HOLY MOLE did I have fun drawing the Dork Tower crew as Zombie hunters!
This will be a spacial add-on pack you can purchase, as part of the Kickstarter. I’m not sure what the availability will be afterwards, so if you ever wanted a muskrat driving a Universal Carrier, now’s your chance! The Kickstarter ends in three days!
Here are the drawings they’ll be basing the minis off of:
(And yes, I did draw Matt and Gilly together, and yes REASONS!)
I love my job!
Here I am at my first RWA national conference and the keynote speaker is a writer I feel passionately about: Sylvia Day. Turns out the more I know about her, the more I love her. We have so much in common already and I keep finding out more! I just learned, for example, that she’s part Asian like me. But the most important thing that drew me to her initially was what a strong advocate for erotic romance she is. I didn’t realize she actually founded the Passionate Ink chapter of RWA. Being a longtime erotic writer myself (is it really 23 years since I wrote Telepaths Don’t Need Safewords??) I appreciate very highly the pathway in the romance genre pioneered by Sylvia Day. E.L. James has benefited from that pioneering, and so have I.
Sylvia’s speech opened with a look back at her first RWA conference, ten years ago. She listed off some of the major changes between then and now. Look at all the retailers who are gone–Borders, B. Dalton, Waldenbooks–not to mention publishers like Dorchester. In those days the RWA had a list of approved publishers and agents to steer writers to the “right” places. These days, that’s gone, too, and writers, she said, must make their own decisions about who to publish with or even whether to self-publish.
“It was easier to be a writer ten years ago,” she said, for many reasons. For one thing, we didn’t have social media demanding so much of our time. Nowadays retailers and publishers are “struggling to survive, while one is struggling to dominate.” (I believe she means Amazon, though she didn’t say so by name.) “We’re in the middle. We have to be proactive. It’s not just about writing anymore. It’s about being a businessperson.”
Mirrored from blog.ceciliatan.com.
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