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Delay

Hi everyone,

Very sorry, but my usual Monday post will be delayed this week. I’m swamped with non-S+P work, and have been unable to get what I want to share into satisfactory shape.

In the meantime, I’d like to share a sketch that Cybou of Cybou Creations, a friend of mine, did, completely unasked, of me:

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I highly encourage you to check out her art on her site and to visit her Facebook page—she’s pretty awesome!

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Big News!

I’ve got two bits of exciting news today! First off, we’ve been getting a bunch of new visitors from various places lately, which is fantastic! I’d like to extend a warm welcome to all of you. It’s so nice to see you here! Please, kick your shoes off and stay a while. And feel free to leave comments—civil, creative discussion is encouraged!

Second, you may have noticed the new orange button off to the right, just under the banner. Well, my Patreon campaign, which I’ve been secretly working on for several months, is now live!

What is Patreon? you ask. Simply put, it’s a crowdfunding platform like Kickstarter or IndieGoGo, except that instead of donating one large sum to help finance a single project, fans can contribute smaller amounts on a monthly basis, allowing artists to have a stable, reliable sort of regular salary. So if you want to support what I do, please click the button and check it out. Your help goes a long way toward making this site possible.

Nonfiction

Read All the Things!

I’ve got this crazy idea that’s been banging around in my tin can for almost a year now, and I want to share it with you. Now, don’t get your hopes up too high—it’s not a creative project, per se. But I realized that I have a lot of books. A lot of them. Maybe not the most ever, but enough to make moving a real pain in the back. More significantly, though I’m ashamed to admit it, a good many of these books are ones I have never read. (Gasp! And I call myself a reader, a literary man.)
So here’s what I’d like to do to rectify the situation: I’d like to methodically read through every single book in my house.
To make it a bit easier, first I will be selling off or donating about 90% of them.
Just kidding. I’m not going to do that at all. Instead, I’m going to create a spreadsheet with the bibliographic information for each book as I read it. I’ll post the link somewhere on this site, and maybe on others, so that those who are interested can follow along. I think I’ll make it all-access, just for fun. And if I feel up for it, I’ll write a little critique or review of the book after I finish it and share that with my patrons. Or maybe with everyone, and also link to a GoodReads account. We’ll see.
Or this is what I hope to do. Right now, it’s just an idea, the smoke of something yet to take form, and many other, more pressing, more solid concerns are manifest before me.