If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you will notice that I have started releasing out-of-context quotes from You’re Not Dead.
It’s very interesting. I haven’t read the book since I finished editing it, and this is a great way to A) renew interest for other people and B) Revisit my work without feeling like I am under any real pressure.
Below is what I have released so far, but please let me know if you have a better line in mind for me to put to the masses:
- For that hour, the Hero felt like he was drowning above water.
- What is even the point in self-improvement if I am not to enjoy whatever I achieve?
- Maybe it was for the best that he was alone.
- Luka hugged him./He tried as hard as he could to hug back./He tried to call her a fool for thinking he was gone/He tried many things.
- In a hospital near you, a heart monitor squeals./In a town far away, a girls heart breaks
I know that I have griped on this topic before, but I am looking for a literary agent!
I do have another book in the works right now, it probably will not be done until next year, but I want to have You’re Not Dead attached to a traditional publisher.
It is segmented: half the book are short stories which have no baring on the main narrative. There is a common theme, however, and the flow (though I am biased) is great.
Someone recently asked me to define the general theme of this book. I replied with “Black Comedy” because I think that it can be hilarious. I am well aware that I might be alone in that. I also find a lot of Chuck Palahniuk to be funny as Hell.
Anyway, I am very happy with the rate at which the book is selling. Yes, it does contain the first release, but there is SO much more! I think the depressing factoids that I book end each chapter are a good time. I realize that this book can be a bit too bleak for some, but I also think that can be part of the appeal for others. It is not very often that you get a piece of media that expresses such dissatisfaction with a large host of society.
Back to my initial point: I am looking for a literary agent. I am certain that, with the correct team on my side, I can be taken more seriously in this world.
I am releasing “This Does Not Matter” on the 5th of February. Pre-orders are live now, and I am looking into doing a softcover release if I see there is a demand for it.
I would love to expand where the book is available, but I am completely independent with this one. If you know of the link for anything else (like iTunes or Kobo), please leave a link in the comments below.
Also, not that I am expecting much, but if any Publishing Agency is interested in either this work, or my next one, let me know.
I am sorry that this is week four of me not posting what I say I am going to post. I have been a bit more pre-occupied than I thought I would be. I cannot promise next week will be better, but I have ideas if it is not. I can, however, promise that there will not be an update Sunday.
I digress: please consider pre-ordering “This Does Not Matter” or buying it on February 5th!
Just pass 100 updates, and this comes out: I was published in Outspoken Magazine! Just a brief article which was more of a rant than anything. I will link the original here.
Do I have much else to report? Not really. I still do not have any information about the interview I did the other week. Of course, I am writing this on Wednesday February 8th. I might have more information by now. Unfortunately, if you are reading this paragraph, then I have nothing else to report.
Update before posting: I was informed that it was aired on February 11th at 6pm. I’m trying to get my hands on it, or at least find a way to share it. Did you see it? Please let me know!