Thursday, January 5, 2012

Lies, All Lies.

I'm a big fat liar.  I claimed several weeks ago that I'd be getting back on the horse and posting more, writing more, yadda yadda yadda.  It hasn't really happened.  I spent most of my holiday vacation working around the home, overseeing the renovation of my bathroom and some other floor work, as well as dropping about a grand in new bits and pieces for the apartment.  Who's got two thumbs and sank $400 into just Venetian blinds and curtains?  This guy.

A few things, however.  First is that it appears we finally have a publishing date for the new Death Merchant novel, The Ways of Killing Men.  I may actually cave and buy myself an "autographed copy" of the book just for the novelty of it all.  The Death Merchant series is one of the catalysts for my interest in "post modern pulp fiction" and the fact that someone (or some people) out there liked the series enough to ghost write a sequel to the series tickles me to no end.

Let's see, what else?  I set up both HFJ #1 and my short ghost story Rivalry on Amazon Select, so they can be "borrowed" for free by Amazon Prime members.  Shockingly enough, someone's already "borrowed" HFJ #1.  Am I going to make bank off of Select royalties?  No.  Am I making bank off of just plain selling those two titles? No.  So, I'd rather go with the option that gives more of an opportunity to put my works in the hands of more people.  Money, if it comes at all, can come along later.  I am content with this right now.

I really really hope to get down to the nitty gritty of editing Killer Instincts over the next month or two.  I know what needs to be done, and I know what I need to do to make it happen, I just need to do it.  Six months away from the draft is more than enough time to separate myself from the work, I just need to move forward.  I need to tell myself it's not going to be perfect, it is going to be what it is going to be, and if there's problems with the novel, I just have to absorb those mistakes, learn, and move on.  Fingers crossed.

That's it for now.  I hope to get some book reviews coming along soon.