First, thank you to the many friends who have already supported—for months and years and in just the last few days too—all of my writing ambitions. It’s such a big, cool journey. I can’t even sleep—staying up late thinking of ideas, waking up early eager to get to work on the ideas, but it’s fun to be stimulated and motivated.
It’s my birthday today, but I’m still taking a few hours to work on random projects. I hope I’ll surprise you with some unique ideas, posts, and events over these next six months and beyond.
Because it’s my birthday, I feel like I can take a risk and ask you all for support in helping build a writing platform. The more people who know about the project, the better chances of its success. So whether you are reading this today or in six months from now, here are a few things I’d like to ask you to do. Like in a good story, there’s a certain magic in helping and supporting others in achieving their dreams. And believe me, we appreciate it and never forget those who helped us.
So what can you do?
---- If you haven’t already, please “like” my author page here.
--- Then consider sharing the page on your wall or inviting friends to like the page, especially any friends you may have that know me and any friends you have who like reading, books, writing, no matter what the genre.
--- I’d love if you could subscribe to my blog here. On the right hand side of the page, you should see a “subscribe via e-mail.” Enter your e-mail and any new posts (no, I won’t spam you!) will go directly to your inbox. If you’re viewing my blog from your smart phone, scroll all the way to the bottom of the page, click “view web version,” and then you’ll see the subscribe box on the top right.
--- If you’re on Twitter, you can follow me there too.
That’s all I’d ask for today, and you’d sure help make my six squared birthday even better. Down the road, you’ll see some pretty sweet stuff leading up to the book release. From art work to video and everything I can think of in between, I’m shaking all of my creative juices hard.
If you’d like to help in any way, let me know. Here are some of the initial ideas I have. I’d love to promote scenes and characters from the book through art (any medium), so if you’d like to be a part of that, all you have to do is say so. I’m looking for people who want to make fun YouTube videos—splicing together horror films to make unofficial trailers and creating original work too, be it animation or even short films. I’d love to have music too, so if you like to write and play original music, I may try my hand at song lyrics to compose haunting stuff. But I can’t sing. Or play an instrument. Ha.
I know there are many great artists out there, and the longer I’m on this journey, the more I realize that art succeeds when people come together. It can be mutually beneficial, so don’t be shy: let me know if you’d like to join me for a lap or two on this road.
Whether you’d support me by liking and sharing the page and subscribing to the blog or whether you have ideas and want to contribute to unique media and marketing ideas, I’m all ears. Or in this case: eyes.
Yes, I have a fantastic team already of writers, editors, and publishers. But like friends, you can’t have too many people helping, right?
Thanks for your support.
If you’re visiting the blog or page for the first time and want to know more about the work, here’s the blog post I wrote after I signed my contract:
Since then, we do have an official launch date. The book will be released September 18, 2015. I put a countdown at www.joechianakas.com. :)