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I’ve been to the Con, my friends. I’ve seen and done and thought. I’ve even slept on it. Here’s what I have to say:
- Steampunk is more popular than I thought. Way more popular. So popular I’m going to go ahead and say Steampunk is the new normal, and if you don’t have clothes in sepia tones this fall, you are so square. Get your brass goggles and get them now!
- Agents – I am done with you, at least for now.
- My paradigm – it’s shifted. I have defined success for my novel as people reading it. So, what’s stopping me? I have triumphed in my own mind by writing it. The chosen few who have read it say it’s good, or at least entertaining. The people who listened to me read at the con said they liked it, too. Publishing is standing in my way. Publishers are standing in my way. Guess what? I don’t need a publisher. I have a computer and I’m not afraid to use it.
- I have started a new blog. It is a forerunner of a new website that I want to create, and more about that in a second. Coal City Steam Blog is up and running as of this morning. It’s in the blog listing to the right. If you want to see pictures from Dragon Con, go take a peak over there. I hope to have a Coal City Steam web page in the near future, where I will be podcasting the serial Chenda and the Airship Brofman. Give me some time to work on this. It’s big for me.
- I met some great authors, people I really enjoyed. I even heard a talented poet. Meeting the Broad Universe women in person was priceless. Love those girls!
I’m exhausted, but I have high hopes for the coming weeks. Eleanor starts school tomorrow, and the Fall will be well under way.
Bless you all and to all a good Dragon Con.