If you missed Baboon Fart Story’s short run of publication on Amazon, here’s a few screen captures frozen in time. I still had it open when someone took it down this morning, so I made these crude images. If I have time I’ll make a PDF or something later. Too busy now.
The background of this is here: “Baboon Fart Story” Is Now An Actual Thing
And again, thanks Chuck Wendig, and Phronk, for the laugh.
—EDIT: 11:14 PM—
When I hastily posted these pics this morning I expected to be sharing my little space here with a few people from Chuck Wendig’s blog. I didn’t realize I’d have to elbow my way through a rowdy horde. You people are kind of creeping me out. But hey, while you’re here…
Phronk, author of Baboon Fart Story, has sent me more reviews he managed to capture before someone at Amazon hit DELETE. See below.
Also, if you want a copy of Baboon Fart Story it’s now up for free on Chuck Wendig’s blog. Download a copy. The interior will surprise you. I expected a big ol’ chunk of text with the word repeated and no real formatting…but no. Get yourself a copy, read, and enjoy.
I’m still amazed at what can happen on the internet in a matter of 24 hours.
Here they are. Amazon reviews of Baboon Fart Story by Phronk.
Head over to Indie Author Land for my author interview that went live today.
And while you’re there, be sure to check out their other interviews and the page of free and discounted books. You might find something you like!
Now here’s an update on book two for the mob outside my house carrying torches and chanting something about book one? And cliffhangers? And something involving a pair of pliers and my fingernails?
Sunday night I started working at 9:30 PM and worked for four hours straight. When I checked the clock at midnight, I decided I needed to wrap it up (my alarm clock goes off at an agonizing 5:55 AM). I took a “few” minutes “wrapping it up” that ended up being a full hour and a half. (What?! LOL)
But! The great news is I got 25 pages farther! All worth it! :)
I was able to do a bit more since then, bringing my book two progress to…
Progress of THE TWO
First Draft: Complete (126,180 words)
My revisions: In progress (33.8% complete)
Professional editing: Not started
Formatting: Not started
Cover art: Not started
THE ALIGNMENT, Book One in my series, will release this month. Cover art and formatting are complete. A paperback proof is expected to arrive on Friday. If it passes final inspection, I configure the Kindle version and push the PUBLISH button.
This has been a four-year journey that included countless revisions and a trek through the purgatory of querying the traditional machine. But all that time, and the rejections, have strengthened my writing and my final product. I truly believe this book is better as a result of me going indie and keeping control over my work. I hope readers will agree.
I’ve updated my Fiction page with details about THE ALIGNMENT and the other books in the series. As soon as I push that PUBLISH button, I go straight to work on Book Two.
Look for an announcement about THE ALIGNMENT soon!
I’ve been lured to the dark side. It took three years but it has a very solid hold. Don’t try to talk me out of it.
I could list the reasons, but I’m sure you’ve heard them all from other independent writers. If not, feel free to google “pros of self-publishing” or “pros of being an independent writer.”
My first novel, book one of a series, will be out this year. I’ve put up a blurb (click on Fiction above). It’s been a work in progress since September of ’09 and is currently being edited and revised for the 2,152nd (and hopefully the last) time. Photos have been shot and will be sent to the cover artist soon. I’ll post updates as it progresses.
I’ll be giving out heaps of free copies when it’s published so stay tuned!