Category Archives: Armed & Delicious
I’ll be on 94.7 fm, Alternative Portland, talking with Gustav about Armed & Delicious as well as playing some of the musical tracks I was listening to whilst writing…
If you don’t live in Portland you can listen tonight at 947.fm at 6pm. You can also download the 94.7 app on your smartphone!
“Wait, what?! PHASE THREE? What ever happened to PHASES ONE and TWO?” You just said, I’m sure.
They both happened, my friend. I just didn’t post much about them. But I’ll catch you up, real quick.
PHASE ONE of the KICKSTARTER THREE-PHASE-SERIES for “Armed & Delicious” was to raise first the funds, which was completed thanks to a handful of wonderful folks like you.
PHASE TWO consisted of actually publishing the book…
So, what is PHASE THREE?
Why, it’s the most important Phase in any Kickstarter Campaign (of course), and that is to deliver the “goods” to my Kickstarter Backers. In this case the “goods” being of the literary variety.
Granted, there were some hiccups, delays and and all around sadly vague excuses for why Armed & Delicious was taking so damned long to publish, but as they say, better late then never! (yikes)
Below is an image of me pondering wistfully the smile of joy and satisfaction crossing your face at the very moment that you’ve realized your hard earned “goods” have just arrived.
There you have it folks. PHASE THREE COMPLETE. Now, by the time most of my Kickstarter Backers have read this, they’ll already be nose deep in the book they helped to create. But, if you’re reading this and you’ve yet to receive your Kickstarter rewards in the mail, give your ol’ pal Nate a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ll sort you out.
… and with the Kickstarter Chapter complete (to a greater or lesser extant) we now find ourselves at the threshold of a new chapter titled, “WHAT THE HELL TO DO WITH AN INDEPENDENTLY PUBLISHED NOVEL?”
You’re Pal –
Yes my friends, the trade paperbacks of my novel “Armed & Delicious” have arrived!
Now I will be focusing on getting Armed & Delicious into independent bookstores across America.
Would you like to see it in your local bookstore?
Holler at your pal and with a shop that you love and I will begin the courting process immediately, because getting to know a bookshop is kind of like a first date. As long as you keep your breath fresh and don’t get sloppy-wasted, you’ll do just fine.
– Your Pal,
Making The Video Pt. 2:
If things go swimmingly in the coming weeks, a Kickstarter Campaign for my novel Armed & Delicious should set sail in the vast sea we call the “World Wide Web” (while typing that, I realized that I haven’t heard that term since AOL chat rooms were still a thing).
The video for the campaign has just gone through editing, a vital and intricate part of the process and one that I have little to no practical knowledge of. I do, however, know how to buy beer and pizza for folks who do.
Pizza and beer are the ultimate barter when finances are unavailable. Friends helping you move? Beer and Pizza. A buddy lets you borrow his tent to go camping and you somehow manage to rip it to shreds? Beer and Pizza… and possibly a new tent. If some good pals help your vision for a short video become a reality, give them that Beer and Pizza. Your friends don’t drink? Non-Alchoholic beer… sorry, I’m shaking with laughter right now. Nobody should do that to their friends. Just give them Pizza and Ginger Ale.
My personal rule is, even if those helping you produce your video are close personal friends, or they owe you one, etc. – keep them fed dammit! Pizza is the ultimate food. Pizza makes magic happen. Hell, half of the premise of Armed & Delicious is based solely on the stuff.
A sneak peek from the video shoot:
During the two day shoot, I must say we had a very interesting and often enjoyable time improvising with the numerous variables which having no budget and a crew of four provide.
Some of you may be familiar with the terms “Sound Mixer” and “Key Grip”, but how many of you have heard the term “Key Sound Grip Mixer”?
Could be an industry first.
Despite my odd photography, these fellows, as well as a few not pictured above are real pros who generously donated their time to a buddy for little more than pizza and beer.
On a different note, I came across this little gem at a house party in Portland: