- About Me
- Great Hugo Read
Archive for May 27th, 2011
Some administrative notes.
First: I have scaled back the tight grip that I held on comments. I had a few blogs that descended into spam, so I’ve likely over reacted in the way I hate when other people do it (punish a few by making things nearly impossible for everyone). Akismet is patrolling, and into every blog a little spam will fall. Hopefully it doesn’t go too crazy. (I’m also hoping that by saying spam three times, this is where they’ll land, spambots are weird that way).
Second: I’m going to be hitting Balticon on Saturday. It’ll be my first time at a con with my writing name, rather than my regular name, on my badge. Find me! Ask me for a networking card! Gawk at how many times my fantastic wife was able to get “DL” and “Thurston” onto a 3″x5″ piece of card stock (hint: 5 and 4).
Third: The Rust experiment has been closed. I love the story, I love the book, I love that it taught me I could write novel-length fiction. I love that anyone supported it. But it is what it is: written quickly by a novice, edited by an amateur, and slung together into ePub formats by someone who was learning as he went. Going forward, it’s not what I want to be the face of my fiction. I thank everyone who read it, even (hell: especially) the guy who gave it two stars on Amazon. He taught me I’ve reached a point where I can let negative critiques roll off my back and just keep right on going. There’s a time where that wasn’t true. To everyone who read it and liked it, I’m thrilled, for everyone who read it and didn’t, thanks for at least giving me a try. One day it might be back in some format, but I can’t say when or how.
That is all.