Archive for the ‘Meta-Issues, Real Life, Out of Character, Etc.’ Category

21
Oct

So close!

   Posted by: amrath

I have about five chapters left to write, and most of those are already scripted out. It’s just been really difficult to find the time between work, kids, etc. Hoping to knock out on of those chapters today.

28
Feb

Double Feature Sale

   Posted by: amrath

Get “The Dead God’s Due” and “The Mad God’s Muse” for $.99 each, March 1-7.

March 1-7 Book 1 and 2 of the Eye of the Lion Saga are $.99 each, to mark the summer release of the arc finale “The War God’s Will”. #EOTLSaga is diverse Sword and Sorcery for the 21st Century! Join the adventure!

8
Feb

Exterminatus 2017 was a success

   Posted by: amrath

So, every year after Christmas, depending on when I feel like it, we invite some friends, haul out the booze, chainsaws, and desiccated Christmas trees for proper disposal: with fire. We call this ‘holiday’ Exterminatus, and it is open to all beliefs/mythologies/religions. You are welcome to dedicate your Christmas tree to Jesus, Odin, or Vishnu, as long as you think seeing it go up in flames is really awesome.

This year we were must have finally attracted some attention from the spirit realm. We were visited by a flaming valkyrie, whose appearance sent the kids fleeing in terror. 😀

“Odin is pleased, mortals!”

This is not a photoshop. It’s just a really awesome pic we happened to catch, one worth sharing I think.

4
Jan

Fake news defined

   Posted by: amrath

Fake news is the news that pretends to be shocked that people trust Assange more than the agencies busted spying on all of us during Obama’s reign.

13
Dec

My healthcare company review

   Posted by: amrath

So, after burning nearly an hour of my time on the phone with FloridaBlue, dealing with obstinate, ignorant reps who are itching for the chance to pass you off to someone else, I finally flung the phone at the wall, and at some point managed to get someone in their webchat who could actually resolve my issue.

And it’s not as if this was a difficult thing. I just wanted to know why I HADN’T RECEIVED A BILL IN MONTHS! I was only getting them paid on time because I was proactive enough to log into the website and find out my bill. I would have thought GETTING PAID would be high on the list of Important Things reps would be instructed to address, but apparently, it is not.

The worst thing, though, is they have the nerve to ask my opinion of their customer service after the fact, and if I was likely to recommend them to a friend. And I am thinking, “Well, this guy was ok, but he’s like the only one.”

So I wrote them this:

Your customer service is abysmal. We’re talking do-it-yourself dentistry levels of misery EVERY TIME I try to resolve anything by voice. After spending far too long on the phone, I finally dug around on how to get some help via chat and got the answers I needed.

Do-it-yourself dentistry, guys. Without novocaine. That’s what it’s like dealing with 99% of your agents. I FINALLY found someone knowledgeable, but it took entirely too much of my time. How am I supposed to earn money to pay your exorbitant rates, when you think nothing of wasting a half hour of my time just to figure out how to PAY YOU?

So, no, I would not recommend you to a friend, or even an enemy. I would not pay you at all if I had any alternative. You literally have me in a life-or-death hold.

I can’t even imagine what benefit you imagined this little survey would have. The IRS is more likely to get a positive review.

To the poor bastard who has to read these things: You’re welcome. It must be really dreary, slogging through this stuff. Yes, I had fun, too.

29
Nov

WGW coming along

   Posted by: amrath

Ok, so in theory I have 4 months to get this done before I hit my personal deadline. I think I am on target. I have a day job and a family that demands much of my time, but even so, I SHOULD be able to get a chapter a week finalized, and many are already written, though perhaps not to the quality I feel they should be currently. Sixteen weeks, and (currently, subject to change) sixteen chapters.

I can do this.

 

1
Sep

Anticipation

   Posted by: amrath

Hurricane inbound. Baby inbound. Could get ugly….

 

15
Aug

Baby coming soon

   Posted by: amrath

Welp, looks like the second wild girl will be making an entrance Real Soon Now. I am just hoping she waits until after Friday. My mom will be here to help out as of then, but man, if the baby comes before then, it’s going to be…complicated.

 

2
Aug

Ghouls

   Posted by: amrath

You know what really pisses me off? Ghouls. Not the D&D kind, but real life parasites that try to profit from the dead. My friend Paul Steed was buried four years ago. Love him or hate him, Paul contributed much to the games industry, and he personally convinced me to push on with my writing.

I never had the heart to take him off my Skype. I am furious that subhuman spammers have taken to sending me links on his account. It’s despicable.

Elgar take the people responsible. May their deaths be legendary, and recorded by a Knight of Fear.

28
Jul

How should I play this?

   Posted by: amrath

So, as it turns out, I also have what I consider to be a pretty nifty short that just happens to be final (i.e. with cover and everything) today. And I have to admit, I am uncertain how I should handle it. Should I release the short too, or maybe hold back on it a bit and use as a leader later?

Open to suggestions. I am still very much a neophyte when it comes to marketing strategy.

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