The Sky Thief is now officially recorded in the U.S. Copyright registrar. While not a groundbreaking achievement, I am quite proud of having my little form available at all times. I may frame it for being the first of what I hope are many (though I still need to get around to doing the same for my Writer’s House agency rejection. These forms use such expensive paper it’d be a shame to throw them out).
Of course, all works are copyrighted the moment you create them, but this will allow for punitive damages on the incredibly slim off-chance something should happen.Besides, I feel it’s important for any artist to go through the process at least once to understand how it works and why. Almost every truly professional work will go through the U.S. Copyright Office, and the ins-and-outs of the system are handy to know. I mostly went through their website, and it was incredibly painless. For written works, it was only $35 and took about six months to process. They only needed digital files and some basic information.
Now it'[s on tot he next book, which is actually open in Scrivener on my laptop beside me. Like any good writer, I am instead blogging and preparing for WonderCon instead of working on Sand Hunter. It is coming along at its own pace, though, and I am quite excited about what it already has in those pages.
Unfortunately, I am also preparing for the move cross-country, so my time writing may be hindered by a nice stroll down Route 66. It is still not a 100% certainty, but I am preparing for the worst. I have the various artworks and posters taken off my wall in the hope that empty space will make the studio seem less cozy, but it as of yet has not worked. I hold out hope, however!
In any case, I will be at WonderCon for at least part of today if anyone wishes to say hello. I’ll be the tall, lanky one in a Hyrule polo. If I am going to leave L.A. soon, it seems appropriate to go out on a high note. I do love conventions.
Enjoy your words!