“Lunch with the Girls” Art and Cover Design by Totsymae Copyright 2012
Hope you folks enjoyed your holiday. Hope you had a happy whatever it is you celebrate. Or if you don’t do that sorta thing, hope all’s good and well with you. I had a fine time myself. Been working on getting my eBook published and man, is it work! It’s all good though. The image above is one of the stories in my book. I have 100 flash pieces in the book but no, I won’t be painting 100 pictures to go inside. No can do.
I was over here deliberating myself, like I often do, and I’ve discovered that I’ve developed an addiction that I’m none too pleased about. Folks, I am addicted to reality TV. Those shows are like Lays Potato Chips, you see. One of two won’t be enough. I think I’m up to five of them now. However, it’s not my fault. It’s this little circle of folks around me that got me into it ’cause I really don’t have addictive characteristics. At least, that’s what I’ve been claiming for years. And I’m not in denial ’cause I won’t tell you I can quit anytime I want on account of me not wanting to just yet. Sometimes you just don’t wanna do shit about such habits and that’s where I am right now. If I told you otherwise, I’d be a liar and since I have a conscience and making strides to live consciously, I won’t be lying and whatnot to you.
So folks, I’m about to consciously scan these networks to see if there’s a reality show marathon on while I paint a coupla more pieces to go in my book. I’ll check on you good folks after the New Year. Be safe and Happy New Year.
Okay. Here’s the deal. I need your help, if you care to give it.
You see, I’m trying to figure out this cover design for my little ebook and well, I can’t figure it out. Therefore, I need you decisive folk to click and vote for the one you think oughta be the cover. Normally, I would come up with three pieces of artwork but since I have three different cover designs, let’s pretend I followed best practices for the design world. After all, I did come up with more sketches you didn’t see, so I did all the work in the background.
Now, just so I don’t get on your nerves or nothing, if I haven’t already, I won’t make mention of voting for nothing else until I ask you to vote for something else. I would reward you in some way but I’m planning on a yard sale next year and I can’t pull nothing out to give you ’til I see what sells first. I’m all about industry and whatnot, if you catch my drift. I will, however, make up your time in the future, if you call clicking a button all in half a second taking up time. You let me know and I’ll catch you on the rebound.
Anyhow, make yourself useful while you’re here and vote. And grab yourself some punch and knock yourself out. (See how funny, and ultimately, lame I can be on the spot?)
Well, not really. But I’m gonna do my extra best to wrap up Once Upon a Bootleg Man by Friday. It’s time I stopped thinking and thinking about it and be about it. If you haven’t read any of the mini chapters here, you may do that by pressing the link to follow along to see how the story is concluded in this episodic tale of relationship drama (smile).
I really hate it when people do this to me but I’m gonna do it ’cause I’m feeling playful. You won’t believe what I got in my email today from such and such a place to do such and such…Listen to you thinking all dirty but it’s nothing like that, folks. Y’all so crazy. I can’t tell you about it now ’cause I’m deliberating even though I’m feeling anxious but as we speak, I’m breathing in and out and saying a little prayer for how everything pans out.
Now, I’ve got myself involved in Third Writers’ Platform-Building Campaign and if I’m not mistaken, it runs through October 31. For any bloggers wanting to join and get a little notoriety, you’re encouraged to participate. You’ll also get a chance to meet like-minded folk, and that’s always fun, interesting or tiresome, depending on how you feel about yourself and which sides you’re liking or disliking on a given day. I’m just so so today but it could be worse. As it is, I’m looking for better.
Also, I had an opportunity to assist in the design of a literary publication by lending my artwork to the cover. Thematic Magazine, as you can see, is the name of it and will go on sale tomorrow. Be encouraged to make your purchase and read. That way, you may even want to submit your writing for the next issue and get yourself published or read of course, if that’s something you so enjoy doing.
Not much to speak on today. Well, drop me a line and let me know how you’re fairing in the elements, who pissed you off today, that fine pair of buns that walked past you that made you forget you had a husband or wife at the house and all that good stuff. Come on folks, tell me something good (a devilish grin lighting up my face).
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