Scratchy scratch scratch!
Scratchy scratch scratch!
It’s “Read an Ebook Week” at Smashwords. There’s deep discounts on ebooks and also lots of freebies until March 8. Look me up: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/davidsloma
“All this scratching is making me itch!” But, I had to scratch some more, anyhow:
Wow, has it really been over a month since I’ve posted here? Not that I’ve been idle – far from it!
I’m continuing to write, a few different things at the moment. I’ve finished a short story, but not sure when it will be out, as my current priority is finishing the novelization of my original screenplay “Deathsun 2012”. It might be a good idea to get it out before the end of 2012, I reckon…
We’ve been going through a heatwave here in Toronto lately, or maybe it’s just that we are moving into a new “normal” – I guess we’ll see!
In other news, RUSH is on tour! And, Leonard Cohen, too! What a year it’s going to be for concerts! SEE THEM ALL BEFORE THE WORLD ENDS! (Just kidding, the world is not going to end in 2012 – despite what some of my stories may say! 😉 It’s the New Age of Aquarius coming – out with the old, in with the new; the cycle turns, again.)
For the next week, anyone who would like a free ebook of mine of their choice, in return for giving me an honest review on Smashwords, and Amazon, drop me an email (web_inquire at davidsloma.com)Â for further details. Let me know which ebook of mine you’d like. You’ll be provided a coupon for Smashwords where you can download the ebook in the format of your choice. Thanks, Dave.
Steve Jobs passed away today. This is sad news to me, indeed.
I’ve been using Apple computers since they came out in the ’80’s. I first owned a little box of magic from Apple, like the one in the picture, and it was life-changing! I remember what a revolution they were! As a writer laying out my own text, there were things I could do with an Apple Macintosh computer that I could do with no other computer at the time.
Steve Jobs and Apple Computers really lead the way for many of the tools we use now, everyday. So many things bear Steve’s legacy, but let’s not forget his powerful words as well:
â€œYour time is limited, so donâ€™t waste it living someone elseâ€™s life. Donâ€™t be trapped by dogma â€” which is living with the results of other peopleâ€™s thinking. Donâ€™t let the noise of othersâ€™ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.â€ – Steve Jobs
Did you read the comic books/graphic novels The Adventures of Tintin as a youngster? I know I spent many hours pouring over the fantastic world I found contained within them, made by Herge!
The first one is due out this December and is directed by Stephen Spielberg, with music by John Williams! The second one is to be directed by Peter Jackson.
I’m excited! (I’ll clarify that further: I’m eager to see the films and curious about the state of the motion-capture art.) The US poster, shown below, holds promise. Viva HERGE! Viva Tintin!
Wow, 2011 already! I think it’s going to be a great year!
I’m looking forward to doing some more video work and getting a large project finished this year: my documentary GOTH:insideOUT. Also, I want to get my novel out to the world this year – it’s a science-fact/fiction novel called “SKINJOBS” which is written, I’m now editing it to be distributed as an ebook/print book and will be recording an audio book of it as well for release this year.
So, look for those from me soon!
Have a great year!