Hey guys! I know I haven't been around forever, but I am indeed Alive. And today I've got a pretty big announcement/project/Art Thing going on that you might be interested in. Yes, on this, an art website, where I used to basically live, and keep meaning to be more active on. And I still mean to. But it has been Ye Olde Wilde Ride,
and... you might see why in a bit.
So you might remember I wrote a book a while back.
And it honestly did a lot better than I even expected, I met some amazing people, and the experience was basically awesome - until, like many small/indie presses this year, my publisher closed. But I/Chameleon Moon
aren't going anywhere - the rights are mine again, and it was very well-received/doing well at the time. Honestly, I'm feeling pretty good. Super excited. I have a lot more to do, and the story needs to continue. So in October, I'm re-releasing Book One
as a second edition. November
, I've got a crapton of short stories,
and December... Book Two
. (Which was like 98% done when my publisher closed. All it needed was a cover. And speaking of... That's up next for the relaunch of Book One.)And I could do my own covers
- it'd be a push to get everything ready in October with my Health Crap, but my art is up to it, and it'd save a buttload of cash, which is always great. It'd be the smart thing, right?
But for real, the one thing that's made everything worth it/amazing is community
. (Damn, I'm sappy. You missed it. Or maybe not, but the love is real anyway.) And even if I'm not here as much as I'd like to be... damn, dA is still so important. I don't even really have... words. <3 And this is part community celebration too (Hence the 'Giveaway, Do Literally Anything/ALL Entrants Get Free Story' part).
So how about...
All winners get free copies of Books 1 and 2, plus at least 4 unreleased short stories!
Last day to submit entries is OCTOBER 1st! Happy Almost Halloween!
ALSO, SEPTEMBER FREE STORY EVENT: Everyone who does *something,* not just visual art, and not just a cover entry, gets a free, never-before-published CM Prequel short story!
One Grand Prize Winner Will Receive:
- $120! (It would help if you have Paypal or an equivalent thing so I can give you these monies.)
- Your art on Chameleon Moon: Book 1, Second Edition cover. (With cover artist/illustration credit, of course, I shouldn’t even need to say this but I’m an artist too, it needs saying.)
- Advance Copy of Book 1, 2nd Ed.! In both ebook and paperback (tho physical books might come a little later; I’ll try to time it to avoid this).
- Advance Copy of Chameleon Moon Book 2: The Lifeline Signal!(This will be electronic, possibly a formatted ebook, or possibly a PDF or straight-up word doc; depends on how finished it is, and what your device can handle. Talk to me!)
- Advance Copies of (at least! I got WIPs!) 4 Never-Before-Read* Chameleon Moon-universe short stories!
4* Runners-Up Will Receive:
- *Can be more if I get enough amazingly awesome entries!
- A free electronic copy of Chameleon Moon Book 1: Second Edition
- Advance Reader Copy of Chameleon Moon Book 2: The Lifeline Signal
- Advance Copies of (at least!) 4 Never-Before-Read Chameleon Moon-universe short stories!
(This goes to my semi-pro Wordpress blog where writing things/Me Being Alive are more regularly. I am alive. And doing contests. I swear.)
Here are some character ref examples! Because I feel like showing them off and having them on my blog.
(And they might come in handy.)