~Goodreads

I just found out that “You’re Not Dead” is listed on Goodreads*! I consider this quite the accomplishment!

*I kind of knew this account existed, but I finally looked for the first time today

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The Potential Move

Natasha and I are looking to move house. We are looking into Hamilton because we are not having a good time in Burlington. I think it is a positive move, even though I have little nice to say about that city. It is her home town, there are a lot more places to work, and the cabs are less ridiculous.

I am also starting to look for a real job. Maybe through the police in the civilian branch. I need to do something other than look after the dogs and cat all day. Mind you, I am writing another book (as stated in the text interview) and I have changed the way I am writing it. I am very excited.

Long story short, I am going to be very busy over the next month and a bit. I am also very exited for all of it. Yay, living life again!

Always Awkward

Today, I had a text interview. I much prefer those over video simply because I can think longer about what I want to say and craft my answers to make sure my point is made. In video, no matter how much time is actually granted to you, there is a sense of rush.

Anyway, I will make sure to post links when that comes up. I just wanted to say something about it because it is fresh in my mind.

The note I will make about it without giving anything away is how strange the feeling of an interview is. It is basically a moment where you can brag and NOT seem like a tool. I am confident on my answers, however. I tried to be honest and modest. I might have even succeeded.

UPDATE: It has been roughly 24 hours since I wrote the thing. I have refused to read it over after the initial spelling and quality check. I cannot decide if that is a good or bad sign.

I am looking to send out more free PDF’s to reviewers. Leave a comment, if you are interested.

How Meta…

(Still recovering from being married)

Welcome to my blog about blogs! I promise that I will only do this when I feel it ABSOLUTELY necessary.

The Shameful Sheep is a collection of the funniest thoughts I have ever read. Blair has a fantastically bleak outlook on situations. She never shy’s away from reminding the reader of that situation they cringed at the other day. Even my wife Natasha finds it hysterical at times, which is saying something: I have the darker sense of humour between the two of us.

The other blog I wanted to point my readers towards is The Viking Reviews. Mainly the “Gibberish” posts, though it is all grand. I will not lie: it is slice-of-life-ish and mild voyeurism, in the best way. I just really enjoy reading it. OH: and the main part of the blog is book reviews. They are all pretty fantastic. (Yes, he reviewed “You’re Not Dead” positively, but it does not sway my opinion what-so-ever)

Anyway, I just felt this compulsion to share these sites with the world. If you have a site I should look into, leave a link in the comment section. I have to approve every comment before it gets posted, so I will be looking into each link submitted.

(I should note that these are not the only two I read, just the two I wrote about today.)

So, why am I doing this? Why am I highlighting these outlets? Am I being paid to mention them? I fucking wish. I just really love them and want everyone to enjoy them.

BOOK!

Wedding Shit

Instead of posting all the pictures that were taken, I will just link you to the page with the demos instead. We are still waiting on the final products (because editing pictures is a bitch, I hear) but the results on this page were absolutely stunning. If the final products are anywhere as amazing as these, I will be ecstatic.

LINK TO PHOTOS

I’ll do a real update next week, maybe. 

Married 

I got married on Friday. As you can imagine, I have been a bit busy planning things, so I do not have an update. Please keep yourself posted: I will have something next week (even if it’s just celebratory photos). 

ALSO: it is Natasha’s Birthday today! 

Oops. 

I re-read a blog I did back in October where I mentioned that I was working on a book detailing my 10 years in the Ontario music scene. I even hinted that I might be done a month after the posting.

GUESS WHAT I DIDN’T WORK ON!

The disappointing part about that work was that I got stuck in a place where I could not mention a massive part of a band I was in due to 1. copyright and 2. risk of libel. It was crushing. I could half-get around the copyright thing by giving it another name. The libel, unfortunately, is only that because I cannot prove my points. It, unfortunately being true or not, shaped events and decisions that were made after that point.

So, needless to say, I’m not doing that one anymore. I’m sorry to those who were involved and to those who actually wanted my perspective. They were an interesting 10 years, especially the parts that could get me into legal trouble.

I might go ahead and write it all out anyway, and just skip that two-year period. If I do go ahead with that, I will not release it through Friessen. I can, with great confidence, say that I am working on something. I am just shy of 100 pages in and absolutely love the ideas I have. The people I have shown it to seem to enjoy it, as well. I have some major kinks to work out still, but I am happy to say that I am making good progress with that one.