Saturday, November 10, 2012

Moving Blues

The hardest part of moving is being able to afford everything you need. Days go by and before you know it, it's the middle of the month and once again you're broke as fuck. Hopefully things will start looking up soonish. Internet will be sporadic which means that there'll only be a few updates from me. My author platform will go on hold until I get back a steady connection. I need to get some circulation going for my serial-blog.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

30 Day Platform Challenge days 13-16

I've been drained because of the launch of the Mangohead project as well as NaNoWriMo coming up unexpectedly. The first day is here and I need to get down to doing some writing on it. The three days above involved following and commenting on twitter accounts (which I do daily now) and engaging in discussion on my blog (which is another thing I do once replies are posted) as well as promoting my author page (which is another thing I'm doing). The Mangohead Project makes outreach easier.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Mangohead is Live!

The Mangohead Chronicles Fan Page is now live and is the best place for updates on Mangohead and his hijinx across San Marcos.

In other news, it seems as though the writer platform thing is actually working. I'm getting a lot of people from both twitter and facebook to visit the new project site but they're not translating into votes. Hopefully it will though as soon as I get some more people to share and vote. I figure there must be a way to link polls from a blog to a facebook page. Does anyone out there know how to do that?

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Mangohead and the Zaboca Thief - An Update

This is my first serialized novel. I shall be posting up weekly updates. I will also be using some of YOU as characters, but of course I won't tell you which character represents who. Please Note the character and not their motivations or inclinations are based on you, i.e. ONLY how the character looks, not how he/she thinks. The only way to find out if I included you in this story is to read it, week by week, as it comes out on Tuesday Evenings. I will also be asking a question to see which way the story goes the next week, in the form of a poll, so don't forget to vote.

Mangohead and the Zaboca Theief

Interruption for a cause here guys. I'm still working on the 30 day author platform challenge, but I wanted to interject here to mention a project I'm working on. I'm not sure how many of you are fans of West Indian Fiction (I'm pretty sure most of you have never even heard of the genre) but being a Caribbean author, I've been bombarded with the standard of fiction writing in the Caribbean to be the likes of Sam Selvon, V.S. Naipaul, George Lamming If you've never heard those names, I advise reading some books (The Lonely Londoners by Selvon, A House for Mr. Biswas by Naipaul, and In the Castle of My Skin by Lamming are among my favourites by these authors). Having been influenced by this and the concerted postings of the anecdotes of my friend Angelo Bissessarsingh on his facebook page, I've decided to give this thing a whirl. I've decided to do a weekly column with my writing and post it where available to see if I can get some readership involved. I plan to include all the diaspora of the Caribbean region, especially of the small rural district where I grew up.

Have you ever been inspired by a friend? I'f love to hear how...

Friday, October 26, 2012

Of Furniture and Moving

Personal space is a thing that I have to see about getting and maintaining responsibly. The "responsibly" part is what escapes me. I'm moving soon so I went to check to see if I can afford furniture on my current wage and it turns out that, hey, I can! That said, I'll have to see about how I'm getting furniture from outside the apartment to inside the apartment. The size of the door makes it slightly impossible. Which brings me to the question: Who Invented Doors that can't fit a bed through? Like seriously.

Have any of you guys ever had the need to move? How was it? Furnished or Unfurnished apartment?

Monday, October 22, 2012

30 Day Platform Challenge Days 11 and 12

Taking a little breather here to get in a blog post. I've gotten to days 11 and 12 of the challenge and I won't tell you what they are because it requires input by you guys and gals etc.
Firstly, I found this on my blog feed today and just HAD to share it because as writers I know that we ALL get into a certain humdrum way of writing that leads to our stories etc. being single-voiced and at times monotone. Miss Tydell makes some good points in that post and I'd advise anyone who writes to read it so you don't end up using one storytelling style all the time. Variety IS the spice of life after all.
So readers, do you have blogs? I'd like for anyone who reads or read this post to comment me back with your blog address so I can add you back. I like following new blogs; it's more variety. I guess that makes my life spicier than Mexican Chili?