Oh boy oh boy oh boy. Where to start? The new novel is just about finished. I’ll be announcing a preorder on the “New Releases” list–but don’t sign up there yet! I mean, you can if you want to.
But. I’ve recently seen hundreds of “new subscribers” to that list. I don’t know why, and I don’t quite buy the idea that all those people just recently got around to reading my books. So…I think it’s some sort of scam. I’m not sure who benefits, but I’m leery.
Simultaneously, MailChimp (responsible for delivering this very message) has recently changed their policies and pricing in a way I really don’t like. Which is sort of convenient: I’ve been concerned that sending anything at all to that list might cause a problem with my account. But now, I don’t care a whole lot. Sometime in the next few days, I’m going to send out an email blast to a whole bunch of addresses…and see what happens. For those who get the email, I’ll be asking that they re-subscribe to a separate list if they actually want more email from me. I’m kind of done with MailChimp, and with letting other people manage email in general. So things will proceed via my Cabin Fever Press web server and Mailgun, if you’re the sort of geek who cares. Anyway. Moving on.
Next cool thing: free story every month! It’ll be available to read on the website. Subscribers to new releases will get links to download an ebook in their preferred format. Some work to do on that front, too, to make it easier on you guys. I’ll keep you posted.
More stuff coming, too. I just don’t want to talk about it. I’ve gotta tell you, though…sure, I have a bunch of stories I’m not using for anything else, and I could just use them for the monthly freebie…but I’m looking forward to writing more short fiction. I really, really enjoy that.
This blog? It seems to be about random thoughts. Aimed more at myself than anyone else. Sometimes–get this–I write posts, then hide them rather than publish them. Just to get my thoughts out where I can see them. So if you guys want to keep riding along, great! Subscribers (at least of the email variety) will also transition away from MailChimp soon. But the ride might be gentler. We’ll see.
Have fun out there!