First Internet Sale!

Yay!

The excitement of selling your novel is extraordinary. I’ve had some “pre-publication-orders” from people who’ve read METAL MAN WALKING, but this morning a friend of mine from WordPress actually went out on a limb and purchased my novel, ANNIE DREAMING from Amazon.com directly. Now, that’s awesome. (Thanks, Michael!)

I realize that it’s hard to go out on that limb and buy a novel from some ‘unknown’ author. But, I can tell you without equivocation, that I’m a fine writer.

God gifted me with this talent, and I love Him for it. I thank Him every day – heck, almost every waking minute – with my love of language – yes, specifically the English language. I ask Him to help me be faithful in actually USING this gift!

I start STREET PREACHER on November 1st as part of NaNoWriMo 2012. I plan to write a rough draft of this new novel in 30 days. The aim is 50,000 words by midnight, November 30th, 2012.

Please pray for me!

And, do buy ANNIE DREAMING and METAL MAN WALKING. Thanks!

Read-through and edit complete

 

Hopefully my quick read-through and edit doesn’t seem too quick. I’m a determined person. Once I start a writing task, I find it difficult to step away from it until it’s done. My legs bear witness to this – right now, my thighs are numb from being in the same position for so long. I must get up, take a swim, get some blood flowing. No wonder I’ve gained weight!

At any rate, ANNIE DREAMING is done – again.

I’ve uploaded the files, re-worked the cover. Now I wait for CreateSpace to tell me that my proof is ready for review.

Once I’ve reviewed it, I’ll likely step away for a week, peruse the manuscript one more time, then hit “publish.”

 

Proof Arrives

 

ANNIE DREAMING was on my front stoop this evening when I arrived home from work. I was pretty sure it’d be waiting for me, but when I opened it I was still quite thrilled.

It looks great. The formatting appears to be correct, and so far in the final (I hope!) read-through, I’ve found no obvious errors or glitches.

I expect to approve it soon.

Then I will post the link to my e-Store and of course you will be able to find it on Amazon.com.

Thank you one and all for your support. I especially thank Jeff (and others) for reading METAL MAN WALKING and writing a review.

 

Final – ? – Proof Ordered

This morning, I ordered the final proof of ANNIE DREAMING – assuming the spacing ( uh, that’s formatting ) is correct; that no typos exist, that I don’t have a sudden epiphany – add this, take this out, change this around – it will be available this weekend on Amazon.com.

Of course, you know I’ll let you in on its release! I’m just so excited like a mother ready to give birth.

Hang on tight, everyone!

Seeking real reviews

 

Hello fellow readers/writers –

Like so many, I also am seeking people to buy and review my novel METAL MAN WALKING which is available on Amazon.com or at my e-Store or at a local bookstore ( if you ask the store to order a copy, that is ).

Now I know it’s tough to go out on a limb to buy a book of which you know little to nothing from a writer who is virtually unknown, but –

Read the existing reviews ( honest ones, not paid for ) and you may find out I’m a good novelist with a great story to tell.