All right, so here’s the deal.
I’m using the imminent release of Swish: My Quest to Become the Gayest Person Ever as a spur to develop an e-mailing list, in order to keep people informed about future projects*. In the lower left corner of your computer screen you will notice the means to sign up. I intend to send out updates only when there’s a very good reason to do so (I have another book coming out, I have a show going up, I’ve been abducted by aliens). I can’t imagine this will be more than once a month or so; probably less often.
As an incentive, I’ll be drawing three names at random from the list in a week or so (April 14 or just after). The bearers of those three names will be doomed to receive signed copies of the galleys of Swish. (Galleys are the low-rent paperback version of the book that gets sent out to reviewers long before I’ve finished editing.)
This means that, if you sign up, then when the actual book is released you have the chance to be able to compare the two and mock me for 1) having made idiotic choices before fixing them and/or 2) making idiotic fixes when something was better in the first place. I will hate you for mocking me, but that hatred will be trumped by my intense desire for approval, so I won’t say anything to you about it.
Now come on, with a setup like that, how can you not join the list?
*(For “to keep people informed about future projects,” read “to get an exact count of how many people like me so that I can both fill the gaping maw of need that is the core of my being and want to kill myself because it’s not more.”)