Just saying. 🙂
No doubt I’ll see you here, right?
Yes, that’s right – I managed to NOT focus on my EconomyEdits job for the weekend, the first two consecutive days I’ve not client-edited since I began.
Thanks for the ok, Nicole. 😉
On top of that, I actively worked on ME things. First, I tarted up all the 3words shorts that I wanted to include in the collection. Then I created an eBook. And then I began working on the paperback version (give it a couple of days – tomorrow’s busy, and I’m back on the job again :)).
Oh, and I finished reading my novel TELL ME SOMETHING TRUE. I don’t like to toot my own horn, but… Man, I enjoyed reading that. I do think the intentional typos could be an issue, though, so will be stop-gapping that tomorrow or Tuesday by adding a “WARNING: TYPOS AHEAD!” type page at the start. And then see from there.
But today is more about 3words Redux now being available on Amazon as an eBook, and can be found here:
I do like that cover. 🙂
And don’t forget – 3words August will be upon is in just a few days… so please seriously think about committing just 10 minutes a day to an ongoing story. You never know – you may love it! Obviously, I think you will. 🙂
Well, the first story.
While I was sleeping, somebody made the first ever paperback purchase of my novel TELL ME SOMETHING TRUE.
I sure do hope they enjoy it. 🙂
Just discovered they bought it via Amazon, not CreateSpace. Still just as happy they bought it, but there would have been a few more pennies in my pocket if purchased through CreateSpace. 😉
This novel follows Lizzy Anderson from her first birthday when she realises she sneezes in sevens (hence the title – had to be a reason, right?). She struggles through a tough and lonely childhood, meeting the love of her life aged 9, and again at 18. They begin a life together, and we are drawn in to her journey, hungry for her highs and lamenting her lows as she weaves through adulthood, parenthood, love and death during one woman’s life, leading to old age and the inevitable. ( approx 310 pages / 93,000 words )
This novel centres around Ed, a middle-aged, frustrated would-be-writer, family man struggling to maintain his grasp on a reality he finds he never really wanted, having been caught in the flow where there were more interesting lives he could have lived, if only he’d made other choices at three key moments in his life. When a catalyst creates a window of opportunity for him, Ed decides to write the novel he’s always dreamed about, but gets lost in a metafictional frenzy of ideas, struggling to find his true self while he and seven others live the same life. ( approx 730 pages / 275,000 words )
A collection of three novelettes. In the first tale, Cafe Books, a young man returns to his home town to help his mum with her cafe. He swore he would never return because of past problems with one particular girl, but can’t deny his mother. Then the girl walks into their cafe and all kinds of feelings, memories and secrets are exposed. In the second tale, Ten Minute Windows, a lonely and frustrated mother frequents the same cafe and sits at her favourite table every day, for just ten minutes, being the only time she has for herself. One day there’s an obnoxious man at her table, and he keeps coming back, day after day. In the third tale, Kissing The Mist, an undecided young fiancee seeks the advice of her much-loved, book-fan grandmother, bringing another old, second hand book as a gift. Only, this time the book comes with a history and the grandmother’s past unfolds and unravels the young woman’s delicate grasp on the life she’s found herself living.
This collection features ten of my favourite stories from the last twenty years, and include: a Pushcart Prize nominated story of two alienated sisters and one twisted father; a chance meeting in a public park between a man, a cheeky young girl, her dog and her mother; a super-short life story of an unappreciated working man who lives for his family; a once-exiled flasher who dares to return to his childhood village hoping for some kind of redemption; two co-workers struggling with their undisclosed-yet-known-about affair and their own feelings toward each other; a man talking with his lover’s cat at night in the garden, trying to right their problems, but only exacerbating them; a much-mocked/unloved father feeling compelled to spend more and more time in his dream-based reality; a mother and her young child mourning the loss of the dear man in their life, while trying to remain positive; an office clerk struggling with a family death and his drinking problems during an unwanted anniversary; and a man reflecting on his abused childhood and abusive wife, desperate to believe in something.
Also available as eBooks at Amazon via: http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B00JZ03YHC
Yeah, that’s right. It’s “only” the first. But it’s a step in the right direction. 🙂
And it was the one that went live earlier, KISSING CAFE WINDOWS.
If it was you who bought it – thank you. 🙂
All currently available paperbacks can be found here:
I’m hoping to have TELL ME SOMETHING TRUE up soon, too, but the cover is proving a little tricksy… 😉
3words will be returning tomorrow.
This time “we” will be writing for just 20 days, so “we” will generate a 2000 word story.
I’ve had no ideas so far regarding character, setting or plot etc, with which to set us on our way, so if you have an idea let me know.
Oh yeah, the “rules”:
It’s simple –
As we progress, others involved can suggest words for us to use, and no doubt I will incorporate some.
Anyone wanting to play along either post a comment to let me know, or just simply play along via the #3wordswonky69
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A simple post for once, just to note the number of requests for each title. Yes, the numbers/names look a little sad n lonely at the moment, but hopefully in time…
TELL ME SOMETHING TRUE
KISSING CAFE WINDOWS
SWIMMING IN CLOUDS