Thursday, August 4, 2011

Is About to Re-release Run From the Reaper

Today my editor Amy Oppenheim delivered the edited version of Run From the Reaper. It is now clean of errors and ready to be sold and distributed to giveaway winners.

Finding out that this book had errors was the first thing to set me on my downward spiral. Or more precisely it was the reviews that I received because of those errors. After getting such great reviews for my other books, the bad reviews for this one almost killed me. My skin wasn't thick enough to withstand that.

But what I couldn't understand was how some of the people that gave me less than a 4 star reviews would recommend the book. Some three star reviews even strongly encouraged people to buy Run From the Reaper. Reading those reviews made me feel like I was in some sort of crazy Alice in Wonderland world. It really knocked me on my ass out of confusion.

But however I felt then, the book is now clean and almost ready to be distributed. There is only one other thing that I want to do before releasing it, which is include an author reading of the prologue as a bonus feature. The reading is practically done, but needs to be edited a little.

I have high hopes that his book could become a franchise. Some of the reviewers said the same thing. The editor said that she "absolutely loved" the book. You can't beat that. So once it is published I just need to figure out a way to let people know that the book is out there. Hopefully people will check it out. It really is an entertaining book. And it is only $1.99. It is absolutely worth the money.

As for what's going on in the rest of my life, today I contacted a woman I had sworn not to. I had stopped contact with her because although I enjoyed her company she was tough to embrace because she so effectively kept me at arms length. In the end I decided that she was acting that way because she didn't want to know me, but in my heart I knew that that wasn't it.

I still am not sure why she acts the way she does toward me, but I decided to contact her again anyway. I like the fantasy of being with her even if it can't happen in reality. But who knows maybe in the month since we've spoken she has made a decision about whether or not she wants me closer or at arms length.

Oh, also, a few entries back I spoke of something that I said I was going to do after I finished writing Samurai Zombie Hunter. Well, I'm done with SZH and there's no more escaping it. All of the vitamin D I'm on is preventing me from obsessing on it but D-day is here and I can't turn a blind eye anymore.

I can't believe that this is my life. To reveal something very dark about me, from the age of 14 I thought that I would die before my 28 birthday. And when that birthday came I was bewildered that I was still alive.

To be complete frank, I wonder if anything that I experienced since then was worth it. I seriously wonder. Certainly all of my more impressive accomplishments came after 28 but what does any of it matter in the grand scheme of things. I wouldn't have minded skipping the last 10 years.

Minus having made a movie and written 10 books all I have from the last 10 years is grey hairs and softer skin. I wouldn't have minded checking out in my prime... hey, I'm just saying. I absolutely dislike my life right now. And if wasn't for my friends and sporting activities I wonder what would have become of me.

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