Friday, March 23, 2012

Hello Fwordlil

A quantum spin state derives from two fundamental truths about the universe. The first is uncertainty: The more precisely we know a particle's speed, the less sure we are of its direction. The more we know its location, the less we know about how fast it's going.The second is that quantum mechanics will always give you a headache. Even people who understand quantum mechanics do not understand quantum mechanics.

But lots of people will understand metaphors. If they didn't, they'd be lousy metaphors and be taken behind the shed and shot. Which, incidentally, is also a metaphor. And so, we return to the title of this blog, of this post, and of my life in general: I've always known which direction I was going in, but never how fast.

I've always wanted to be a writer. I've always wanted to be a published writer. That's a pretty sure direction, but the path stretched out before me. Some days, it looked like a few months and then I'd be published. Some days, it looked like it'd never happen and I'd be stuck behind a Smiley Burger's counter, flipping patties. But now, uncertainty has vanished.

I know my location! And now, so do you: I'm going to be published by the astoundingly cool and entirely awesome Candlemark and Gleam (reachable at this here link). My debut novel is Debris Dreams: A tale of loss, war and the enduring power of love. Also, lasers.

But this blog isn't (entirely) about Debris Dreams. See, even as I've become sure of my place, I suddenly have no idea what my direction is. I have no idea if Debris Dreams is going to sell well, or sell at all. I think it's a pretty damn good book (not that I'm biased or anything), but that sometimes has little to nothing to do with the price of tea in China. So, I'm going to do everything in my power to make sure that DD sells and sells hard.

Thus...we come back to the name of the blog. The only way I can see to become a real, for-true actual professional author is to have as many plates spinning as possible. Flash fiction, contests, Q&A session, reader interaction and (of course) other novels in the works. This blog will become the nexus for these events.

I am David Anthony Colby, the Real Zoombie. Here, I will post short stories. Here, I will hold giveaways and announcements. Here, I will try and listen to your feedback and respond. Here, I will talk about the progress in my various novels. Here, I may even talk about my life when something astoundingly cool happens.

Here is where I will have my quantum spin plates.


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  1. Welcome to the Blogosphere, and mega-congrats on your publication notice. Debris Dreams is deserving of a wide audience.

  2. Ah, so much win with the metaphor... metaphor. :) I shall be pimping Debris Dreams hardcore, wherever I go.

  3. The ancient eyes of the mother unit find the layout difficult to read. However, I persevere.