Monday, March 19, 2007

Lonely Werewolf Girl Myspace Foolishness

Suddenly gripped by the fear that someone else might register as Lonely Werewolf Girl on Myspace, I registered the name myself. Quite why I was gripped with this fear, I don’t know, but anyway I was. So now my new book has its own Myspace page. I don’t know if this is a good idea or not. It seems a bit odd, really, but I’ve done it now.

Which gives me the problem of making friends for the page, because, you know, I don’t want my Lonely Werewolf Girl Myspace page to be mocked by other more successful pages, laughing at it and calling it names.

So, if you’re reading this, I suggest you hurry over to Lonely Werewolf Girl on Myspace and add me as a friend, thereby saving me from public humiliation.

Simon Fraser drew me a new icon for the page, based on the cover he created. He’s been a great help in this publication process, the whole thing would have been a lot harder without his help. Simon has started an online comic, Lilly Mackenzie and the Mines of Charybdis which I also recommend you start reading.

Myself and Simon have vague plans to reprint an edition of Lux and Alby Sign On and Save the Universe, some time, but we haven’t got round to it yet. We should, really, it’s a good idea.

Now I’m going to register for a Paypal account, for online sales of Lonely Werewolf Girl. No doubt this will be difficult, and possibly alarming. Sigh.

* hangs head, unable to cope with the modern world *

5 comments:

  1. Sammi2:15 am

    Hi Martin

    Your LWG myspace page got twice as many friends in a week as I got in 6 months. This is depressing. A fictional character, presumably with a penchant for eating people, who hasn't even been published yet is already much more popular than me. Admittedly, this isn't difficult.

    Can't wait for the book and absolutely love that cover! :o)

    Sammi x

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  2. Sammi! I miss you on Myspace.

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  3. Hi there :) I leapt over and added you too, very obedient like that...

    I only discovered your blog today! I read your collection a few years back (almost 7, to be exact, while I was waiting for the quads to grow out of their incubators) and loved it! Especially the fairies of New York, nothing like it...

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  4. Anonymous9:45 am

    I'm in the midst of reading Lonely Werewolf Girl. I like it. I like the humour pushed up against the darkness. It works really well. I probably won't finish the book because the number of printed errors is already into double figures and it's driving me mental. I'm only at page 150 or so. e.g.s 'to' instead of 'too'; 'you' instead of 'your' (a few times!); 'desert' instead of 'dessert'; 'refereed' instead of 'referred' and so on.... If you need me, I'll be your proof reader. Leave a comment and I'll check back in a couple of days.

    chris - 26.02.08

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  5. On the subject of typos in Lonely Werewolf Girl, see my blog from 21st November

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