Assorted newsly bits

First, the newest anthology that includes me is now available! Order it! Now!

I’ve had two readings in the last month or two. There were almost three, but one didn’t quite happen. The first was at the Night Kitchen, where I read “Girls Night Out” from Cobalt City Timeslip. It was a smaller crowd and less terrifying than the one I’d done before. But it was also noisy as hell from all the people socializing in the restaurant outside of our reserved room. I know at least two people failed to find the reading because they didn’t realize there was a back room. =(

We had another event at AFK Tavern, but no reading occurred there. The restaurant had failed to note that we were coming, didn’t put the event on their event calendar and the hostess had no idea we were supposed to be there. This seems to be their usual style of operation. I really want to like the AFK, and there are many things to like, but I feel disappointed and frustrated every time. The organization and service are just awful. Just this last weekend they lost a reservation we made. Again. Instead of a reading, the publisher ran a game of Mutants & Masterminds using characters from the Cobalt City universe.

The third event I did was supposed to be at Night Kitchen again, but I guess they double booked the room that night and didn’t bother to let publisher know that their event was cancelled until the last minute. So we ended up relocating last minute to Neptune Coffeehouse. It went well, with many more people showing up than at the Night Kitchen. The temperature also climbed up quickly, so while doing my reading I had sweat pouring down my face. Livin’ the dream, baby. Livin’ the dream. I also really liked Night Kitchen in general. Their menu didn’t inspire me, but it was very comfortable and the barista was pretty awesome.

I haven’t been as productive as I have been in the past. Not having Internet access at work hasn’t helped, nor has mood. The Lovecraft project I’ve been involved with may not happen after all. It’s just not really getting traction. Even I failed to keep involved with email discussions. Overall very discouraging. On the other hand, it looks like I’ll be re-using my Kensei character for a YA novella that Timid Pirate wants to put out next year.

Otherwise I have a bunch of stuff I should be finishing but haven’t. Blergh.

And now, I go to walk around the zoo. Hopefully I’ll have more to talk about soon.

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