This update will be short and snappy. The beta testing of my new novel is almost complete, and while there’s still plenty of work to do, it’s not too shabby! Here is a sampling of the feedback I’ve received so far (to prove that I’m playing fair with you folks, not all of it is flattering):
“Sorry, but I didn’t quite get it.”
“Your writing has improved (since Danger Peak).”
“I found it a little confusing.”
“Better than Danger Peak.”
“The ending needs work.”
“Very strong writing.”
“Kind of a mind trip.”
“Takes a while to get going.”
“Once I figured out what you were doing, I was all in.”
“The greatest novel ever written.”
Okay, I made that last one up (fooled you again!), but the rest were real! Now onto rewrites!
In other Danger Peak news, I want to thank everyone who took part in my Kindle promotion last Saturday. Thanks to your efforts, Danger Peak surged to the top 13 books in the popular category of Coming-of-Age fiction. (Who says number 13 is unlucky?) This is by far the highest the book has ever placed.
In other other Danger Peak news, my interview with The Books That Make You podcast currently has over 500 views on YouTube, which is a lot for me considering most posts I make on Facebook get two “Likes” (and one is from my wife). If you haven’t checked it out yet, listen to me talk about the inspirations behind Danger Peak, how writing is like therapy, working in the genre of magical realism, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe (for some reason). The video is embedded below:
(I warned you this blog would be short.)
P.S.: Danger Peak is now available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble: