8 – Crystal Ball News

Today was a fun day for me. Productive work-wise, (I am staying at my goal of 5 weeks ahead on the strip, plus some independent illustrating work) and entertaining. One of the wonderful things about what I am doing now is that all I need do in order to entertained is show up for work. Of course, the defining line between “work,” and “fun,” is whether or not you can support yourself at it, so right now I’ll just be happy my wife has a real job and enormous patience. My goal is to one day publish books out of all of this and at least make enough money to pay for the time it took me to do it, but I don’t see that happening for a few years.

What’s that you say? You can’t donate anything, but you really want to know how to help? What a wonderful person you are for asking! As a matter of fact, there IS something you can do! Tell anyone you know who might be interested about this site! Gamers, RPers, or just geeks in general, anyone you can think of. You see, on that eventual day when I do finally publish, I can expect maybe 2% of my regular viewers to want to buy a book. (Normal marketing percentage.) Today, that’s less than 2 people. πŸ™‚ But gamers are cliquish folk, and they love to spread the word about things they like. My hope is that by posting on forums, talking in-game, or chatting at the game store, each person we introduce may go off to his or her gaming group and tell another 3-5 people, and they’ll tell two friends, and so on, and so on, and so on?

?And eventually I’ll be a productive citizen once more. And I’ll have all of you to thank for it.

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