First one of 2008, “Imago Dei” to Fictitious Force for 1 cent a word. That’s about $40, which for me, isn’t bad. But it isn’t about the money, it’s about finally feeling like a writer again (Yeah, I know – I’d feel more like a writer if I spent more time writing.) I’m happy.
This good news does a little bit to make up for the uncertainty about Thaw. Still no word from Kellie – it’s as though she’s dropped off the face of the earth and taken my royalties with her. Next week, when I get paid, I’m making an appointment with a lawyer. I’ve already researched some through Martindale.com, found some local IP/contracts people who should be able to help me. At this point, even if the lawyer fees are far more than I could ever hope to make from royalties, I think I’m going to go ahead and do it. I have nothing against Kellie personally – she always seemed very pleasant, and I enjoyed working with her on the editing of the book, but this isn’t personal. It’s business, and I have to look out for my interests.
Anyway, on my quest to get re-motivated, I went looking for some writing prompts, and found a few. The Prompt Writer, the Evil Overlord Plot Generator, Writing Prompt Generator (this one’s for kids, but seriously, who can resist writing about ‘the upscale pine tree that went crazy?’), and the Random Idea Generator . I don’t know if they’re any good, but it’s worth a try.