|Posted by Rob Smales on September 10, 2012 at 6:20 AM|
Hello, it's me again.
Due to what I've been referring to as a 'personal crisis', I actually didn't manage to write anything for just about the entire month of August, so there's not a lot to report right now. I even suspended my narration work with The District of Wonders, figuring that would be better and look a little more professional than failing on any assignments. Well... let's see what I can come up with for News.
The Ghost IS The Machine is now out on Amazon and Barnes&Noble. There was a bit of a drive to get reader reviews for the book on Amazon, as there is apparently some evidence that reader reviews can actually effect sales. As of this writing the book has 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon with 6 reader reviews. One of the reviews actually mentions me by name, and makes me look really good - you can see that review by clicking HERE. It's the one titled "Nice Collection of Stories". Hey, while you're there, why don't you leave a review for the book, if you've read it. Or even some of it? Just a star rating and a couple of lines, that's all...
Zombies Need Love Too - I finally got to see the cover art for this book, and I have to say I love it. Just judging from the title I was expecting something somewhat terrible and horrific, but I was pleasantly surprised and I am looking forward to adding it to my little (but growing) shelf of contributor’s copies.
Although I couldn't concentrate on anything enough to write for a while, I was trying to keep my hand in. I did manage to edit a short story I wrote over a year ago called The Gardener, then submit it to One Buck Horror.One Buck Horror is the first professional-rate-paying publication I have submitted to, so I'm sitting here waiting with my fingers tightly crossed. Which would also explain why I'm getting this update out so late in the month -- have you ever tried to type with crossed fingers? It ain't easy.
So, that's all I have to say about last month. Short, but sweet.
Well, short anyway. Hopefully I'll get back on the ball and start getting things out there again; out of my head and into the real world where they belong.
Talk to you later!