Here’s my first try with Oogl camera app from Hipstamatic. I haven’t used it enough to write a review at this moment. Still, I have a few quick thoughts. The app does not allow me to import shots from the native camera or any other camera apps, including the Hipstamatic camera. Not sure if this is a Boo! or a Yay! or a Boo! that turns into a Yay! At least this should filter out all the spamming-bacon-loving-coffee-enthusiasts who have plagued Instagram. It also narrows the field of users to iPhone-using mobile photographers. The Oogl experience looks and feels consistent with Hiptamatic’s Snap Magazine and the Make Beautiful pages on Hipstamatic’s website. The app includes a paid service. The one I’m looking at is 99¢ per month. I am definitely interested enough to pay the 99¢ and keep exploring Oogle for the next few weeks.
It’s almost 4am in the morning, but I published Violen! My first published book. Here’s the link to the Blurb online store, and the eBook download $1.99. Check it out! You can’t even buy 2 overpriced mocha lattes for that price. It’s well worth the buy. Believe me… I read it a million times already! http://store.blurb.com/ebooks/388325-violen I am working on getting the eBook sold on iTunes and will give hard book prices very soon.
I have had stories in my head for 25 years: mostly stories for young people. Hey! I was one of those young people 25 years ago. I finally started writing draft a story in 1999. Years prior to that, I put ideas down in thinking maps. If I remember correctly, I finished the first draft in one night. Here I am 14 years later, on a mission to revive this dream and actually share stories with others. It is obvious that I need help along the way because I’ve never published anything before. I submitted a draft of my first story to a publisher a few years ago, and it came back. Discouraged but not crushed I asked a few artists to help illustrate the story and put my words into images, but the timing wasn’t right until now. I have been really with family and work, but this dream won’t die, no matter what I do. This time I’m going to see it through. Here it is. My plan is to use this site as my creative launch pad. Hope you enjoy the journey with me. Cheers!