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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!

ANNIE DREAMING available

I just this moment approved my last proof of ANNIE DREAMING. With that approval, it’s published. Asking $14.50 on my e-Store.

Should be available on Amazon.com in 5-7 business days.

Consider purchasing directly from my e-Store.

Thanks so very much for your support, readers!

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.”

 

Adventures in Book Signing

Know how “all things work together for good for those who love the Lord and are called according to His purpose?” Well, that was my day.

I got up in plenty of time, showered, dressed, drove to A VERY LITTLE BOOKSTORE for my book signing ( with my 3 – yes, only 3! – copies of METAL MAN WALKING in a cardboard box ). Arrived to find the doors locked and a sign in the window: “Sorry but we’re closed”.

Walked down to SINGLE SMILE CAFE, ordered coffee, waited a while, walked back to the bookstore. Still closed. Got my computer which I’d decided to bring along “just in case.”

Fooled around with ANNIE DREAMING re-write, edit. Drank my coffee. At 10 a.m. when the bookstore usually opens, walked back down, found it still closed. Then the owner’s husband with key in hand opens the door. I introduced myself, say I have a book signing scheduled for today, and he says, “Well, okay.”

I set up shop at a kiddie table – after all, this is a children’s bookstore.

The owner comes in a few minutes later, sets me up at a nice metal table with a wonderful stool-chair to boot. Within the two hours I’m there, I sell 2 copies! I’m thrilled. After all, I only had 3 with me.

God is mighty good, you know.

Major Shift, Mighty Slow Down

ANNIE DREAMING is again a work-in-progress. While in New York City, I read through again. And once more I found many little words to change and several larger items to alter. I even cut an entire chapter!

So, I’ve postponed my publication date to early December.

Thanks for bearing with me as I re-write.

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.

 

Proof of ANNIE DREAMING shipped

Yay! I ordered the proof of ANNIE DREAMING this morning aroud 5:30 a.m. I received an email saying that my proof has shipped. This means I should receive my copy tomorrow or Friday at the latest as it is printed locally –

Again, I’m very excited.