Books, Buttons, Small Life Form, Sales, & Dreams

Yesterday I did something I hadn’t done since I was 17.  I sent manuscripts out to a couple publishers for consideration.  Back then the rejection letters were shocking to me & completely destroyed me.  I think now I might take them as a compliment.  Just being acknowledged these days is tough.

I finished sending out the buttons & royalty checks for the artist buttons Kickstarter.  I have a few buttons left if you need some.

Here’s me testing out the new pedal rig for Small Life Form.  I can’t tell if it seeming a little more aggressive & a little less pretty is because of where I’m at as a person or involves the new rig.

I have been kinda buying a bunch of crap to work on Silbery things this past month.  I just got a new loop pedal (TC Electronics Ditto), I bought some vintage toys to use for making videos, I bought an analog video effect processor for making digital feedback videos.  So at the moment Silber is really in the red.  So I’m trying to run a couple sales to get things back in a positive direction.  If you can spread the word about the sales over Facebook & Twitter & however else you talk to people, I’d appreciate it.

Last Night’s Dreams:
I’m homeless again.  Living out of my car.  No place really ever felt like home anyway.

I’m helping repair a cathedral.  The work is so intricate & will take so long that we’re living on it & even have livestock living on it with us.  A lamb gets its foot caught in the piping of the floor & starts bucking around trying to get itself loose, but instead it breaks it’s leg.  I guess it will be dinner tonight.

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One Response to Books, Buttons, Small Life Form, Sales, & Dreams

  1. I got my rejection letter in from a publisher & I’m super happy with it.
    “…while I definitely think you can self-publish this and show it to the general public without any fear of embarrassment whatsoever, I also think that this is going to be a tough sell to more commercial small presses like us. The problem is that these pieces feel like little more than half-finished journal entries; and while that’s fine for when you simply want to sell a small amount of copies to your friends and at live events, and when the quality of the actual writing is decent like yours, it’s simply not substantial enough to hold the interest of a complete stranger who knows nothing about you. If you want to continue working in this very short “micro-fiction” format, my suggestion to raise the stakes of what’s being discussed in them, and to make the characters more memorable than they currently are; but my stronger suggestion would be simply to write longer stories, if you don’t mind doing so, because a lot of commercial presses simply aren’t going to be interested in your work at all until it conforms more to the standard minimum length and emotional heft that they usually work with. But that said, I think if you were to write even micro pieces that were more memorable, you could certainly attract the attention of some of the more artistic/cutting-edge small presses, and especially ones that specialize in writing that blurs the line between prose and poetry. “