It feels very strange… like I should be glowing now, or I should be able to levitate or something. I’m a little freaked out right now, to be honest.
I’ve reached the status of “published author.” I was even able to google my own book title and find it. Google already has it indexed!
For anyone interested and for those fans that have visited here often, you can find my book at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/34088. If you use the promo code XX32D, between now and January 1, 2011, you can download the book for FREE!!
It’s just my way of celebrating and saying Merry Christmas to all!
And even if you discover this post after January 1, I’m only charging $2.99. Come on, people. That’s not all that much for a full-sized novel! Right?
Anyway, the trip to this point in my writing “career” has been fun. This is my first book, and I’m very excited about it. It’s been a challenge learning all kinds of new rules about where you can put “he said” instead of “he replied with a stick of string cheese hanging from his lips.”
While I still prefer the second form, I am beginning to see exactly how using simpler structures actually does improve the flow and readability of the story. It’s crazy how such a simple change in the text can alter the flow in a person’s brain.
Well.. it’s nearly 1a.m. and I still have a “real job” to go to in the morning.
Goodnight all. Oh, and if you do use the promo code, send me a review of the book (a short 1 paragrap that just tells me what you think of it and why.) Maybe your review will get on the back cover of my next release! =)
UPDATE: After reading a bit on author boards, the price (without coupon) has been reduced to $1.99. You can’t beat that with a stick… well, you could but it’d mess up the electrons.