Journal – June 19, 2017

lt google sticker coffeeDamn, I meant to post to the blog every Friday and I failed. Never mind, we learn from failure. I started a Harry Bacon short story on Friday evening with the idea of posting it the same night (it was going to be a very short story) but I woefully underestimated how long it takes to write a short story, so it lies unfinished and unposted.

I like the idea of posting Harry Bacon short stories to the blog, though. There’s a lot of Harry Bacon history that remains undiscovered country, and several events that were hinted at during Rule Zero that could blossom out into short stories of their own. Come to think of it, some of them could be full-on stand-alone novels.

I need to do a bit of work to figure out the best way to post Harry Bacon Shorts. I might split them over multiple posts rather than all in one go, and if I do split the posts they probably need to be more frequent than weekly. I think three times a week could work. Often enough to keep the story fresh but not so often that I burn through all the new Harry Bacon content too quickly.

The new Harry Bacon novel, The Spherical Void, is going to need a cover designed for it. Depending on how that goes, I might get the cover for Rule Zero redesigned too.

In other news, Google Allo offered to turn me into stickers. That’s me above in my preferred baseline state: drinking coffee and being judgmental. Google is flattering me. Their AI smoothed out the bags under my eyes and ignored the grey in my beard.