February 26th, 2013

Twisty tree

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I strapped the baby on my back yesterday and scraped off the porch and the doghouse, then went for a brief walk. I lamented forgetting my phone, because the woods were gorgeous, but I'm glad I did, because I went back and got my good camera, and took a handful of really nice photographs. This is my favorite:



Alas, I think I overdid it; my back last night was seriously unhappy. It is better this morning, but I plan to take it Very Easy today and use some ice and heat as needed.

Guppy is not going to be satisfied with crawling for long. She pulled herself up on me last night, and stood unassisted for a fraction of a second. This morning, she pulled herself up on the bottom step of the stairs, and for several days, she's been pausing in her crawling and will work her way up onto both feet and both hands (sort of a downward facing dog yoga pose) before resuming her travels. She's quite sure there is a better locomotive method just out of reach, and she's starting to make the frustrated faces because she can't quite master it.

I have a new poem up at Torn World, Moon-slight. (It's short.)

And today, I hope to do some writing. I've got a few paperwork thingies to do and some emails to send, but I was very pleased with my list progress yesterday.

Woops, there's wookie noises coming from the monitor. No writing yet!
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A massive poll of much miscellanea...

Poll #1898968 Ellen's long poll of miscellanea

I read this blog for:

Adorable baby photos
39(20.1%)
Life in Alaska posts and photos
35(18.0%)
To follow your projects
29(14.9%)
I'm a personal friend (or family) and want to keep tabs on you
13(6.7%)
The fascinating polls (ticky boxes!)
15(7.7%)
The witty writing
26(13.4%)
For your artwork
26(13.4%)
I'm stalking you
11(5.7%)

I mostly see your blog posts

via an RSS feed
1(1.9%)
on Facebook
9(17.0%)
on Twitter
1(1.9%)
on my LJ friends feed
37(69.8%)
by checking your journal page periodically
4(7.5%)
somewhere else (er, where?!)
1(1.9%)

Your blog needs:

More cowbell
20(23.5%)
More photos
14(16.5%)
Fewer lists
1(1.2%)
More fiction and poetry
8(9.4%)
More art
18(21.2%)
More responses to comments
2(2.4%)
Less boring life stuff
1(1.2%)
More recipes
8(9.4%)
More giveaways
2(2.4%)
More monkeys
11(12.9%)

What's your favorite part of Sketch Fest? (Put long answers in the comments!

So, I'm thinking about compiling Rails into an ebook and possibly a print copy. Should I:

Release it as a collection of what appears at the webpage. (Possibly with a bonus story)
5(21.7%)
Make minor modifications so that the stories blend together a little better.
14(60.9%)
Make major modifications so that it reads like a novella rather than a series of short stories.
4(17.4%)

What bonus bits would entice you to buy it as an ebook or physical hardcopy?

A bonus backstory about Bai and Ressa becoming friends
4(9.3%)
A spicy-bits edition with extra racy bonus scenes
3(7.0%)
Extra illustrations
9(20.9%)
A smoothed-over version that reads as a single story, rather than a collection of shorts.
4(9.3%)
Just having it in one easy-to-read file is a big bonus!
9(20.9%)
A printed ACEO with a copy of the hardcopy
7(16.3%)
A chance to win some of the original art with any purchase
6(14.0%)
Something else I'll explain in the comments.
1(2.3%)

I'm also working on an all-me coloring book. Check all that apply.

Yay! I'm saving my pennies!
13(19.4%)
It's cheating to use any work that has previously appeared in a coloring book.
0(0.0%)
Even if that coloring book has been out of print for years.
0(0.0%)
It's also cheating to use work that was in Tell Me a Story, even though that wasn't really intended to be colored.
0(0.0%)
A bonus piece no one has seen before would be awesome!
22(32.8%)
(But isn't necessary)
19(28.4%)
It should have a theme, not just be random work.
7(10.4%)
A chance to win some of the original art with it would make me more likely to buy a copy.
5(7.5%)
Your coloring books are too expensive.
0(0.0%)
Your coloring books are so cheap!
1(1.5%)