Comicfest is all over for another year – (well obviously by now!) I had a great time, met a lot of people I already knew online, and showed off MEENA to everyone. Sold about 30 copies, which wasn’t bad for a first effort, and it was apparently a slow convention for sales as well (at least according to people who’ve done this more than me.)
Plan now is to get it out to some overseas people – reviewers and so on, and probably put copies in the various submission packages that I’m sending out. Show I can write and all that (though this will be even better after I’ve got some critics words.) It was good to do it as a little project – but I’m glad I didn’t overdo it on printing costs. It just doesn’t seem worth it to go all out as a mad self publisher unless you really aim it at the existing market, and you really have access to the whole thing (ie: Diamond distribution.)
Otherwise, I’m writing up some submissions to other companies, complete short works to one company, and a couple of ongoing series to another one. This is in addition of course to my new novel, which seems to be progressing woefully at the moment, but I know I can get back on track.
And as for the day job, there’s definitely some moves towards changing that. If I can get what I’ve currently applied for, I’ll move towns in a minute. This should be a good one if I can get it.