I'm writing this Thursday night, and scheduling it for mid-day Friday. I'm not going to be around this weekend. I'll schedule it to allow myself time to play in the early comments.
We're taking the camper out after work Friday, and this time the grandkids are going. This can be good and bad. I'm excited to have some fun with them, but the brand spanking new camper will know they were there. What the heck, they're fun and we'll have a good time.
I still haven't looked at my critiques for The Playground. I'm chomping at the bit to start a new novel, but will force myself to work on The Playground before I start a new draft. It's almost like finishing my broccoli before I'm allowed dessert.
The early reviews for my Notebook are looking wonderful. I'm so excited that people are enjoying my short form fiction.
To add some value to this post, let's talk about a small part of my thought process.
If you've looked at any of the reviews or reblogs, you might have noticed that I began this book with one of my Macabre Macaroni stories from last year. This was a thought out decision. I know Amazon provides a peek inside any book. With a book of short stories and micro-fiction I wanted to make sure it came across well.
The story, Jack O' Lantern was the most popular post from last October. It's still the third most popular thing on my blog to this day. This means it was well vetted and well liked. I decided if anything should be in the free sample, this would be it. That way, readers get something good in the free sample, and they get a complete micro-fiction at the same time.
No other story is recycled, and it was new to many of the advance readers. If there is ever a second Notebook, I may do the same thing. Macabre Macaroni is coming up, and maybe one of those will be as big a hit too.
So kibitz with me here. Was it a fair idea to recycle a really good micro-fiction into my Notebook? Do you feel cheated knowing that. People can still read it for free from my sidebar, but it's also the free sample on Amazon.
I'm looking forward to our camp out. I'll be checking in for a while on Friday, and back on Sunday. Try not to burn WordPress down while I'm in the forest.
I'll be taking an ebook with me, and a few paper publications with me too. There might be a reading opportunity in camp, but mostly I'll be playing with the kids.