I had one of those sleepless nights last night, so I ended up tinkering away at this blog. One of the things that I came up with was the idea of a Heroic Fantasy Calendar. If you scroll down to the bottom of the page, you can see the Calendar itself. You'll note it doesn't have much on it yet, so I guess we'll see if it starts getting used.
I thought it would be nice to post upcoming dates for such things as:
- Book releases
- Cover reveals
- Scheduled interviews
- Deadlines for books/stories/articles
This calendar will be useful for both readers (who just want to know what stuff is coming up), and the writers (who are involved in projects and need reminders).
I sent out a bunch of invites to this calendar last night, in case you were wondering what that new stuff cluttering your inbox was.
The thing that prompted this calendar was Shane Porteous's announcement yesterday of another anthology. It might be nice to put a date on the calendar to remind us to revisit this anthology in three months or so (I believe you can set up an alert where the calendar sends you an email reminder...which is awesome).
Anyway, like always we're just starting out with this "collective mind" concept. This is just another tool to be utilized. I like the fact that it lays out information in a different format than just keeping track of emails in your inbox. It's nice to just scan an image and see who has a book getting published and when.
Just don't use it to post when you're going to the dentist or whatever...use your personal google calendar for that :) !