It’s been almost a year since I’ve written anything in a blog format. I had, by my definition, amazing success with I.Am.Maine. I had a multi-media experience where I got to explain exactly what it meant to be from a small town in central Maine. I got to hear other people’s experiences and I think the therapy of that project will resonate with me for years. However, It’s time to say farewell and take this momentum and move forward.
Again, I had a great success with my first novel, Suburban Zombie High. I managed to make it onto the top 100 satire list both with the print kindle edition. I will continue to blame Kurt Vonnegut for my short lived fame. However, this made me realize that I have a shelf full of books waiting to be read and that I need to take the plunge and make them available for the public. I have participated in National Novel Writing Month since 2006 and that has resulted in some fun characters, outlandish plots, and even time heartfelt moments. I think it’s time that they are shared with the outside world.
I held off publishing Suburban Zombie High School: The Reunion because I’m actively hunting for an agent to get a publishing deal. There are so many things involved in this that it impossible for me to explain. However, thanks to a fellow writer, I was introduced to the idea of serializing some of my writing. I thought, “Well isn’t this a great opportunity to bring some sassy high school characters being chased by zombies to the masses?” So you’ll begin to see Suburban Zombie High, Suburban Zombie High: The Reunion, and Suburban Zombie High: Final Class, brought to the web. I’m expecting this to be a weekly chapter release until we reach the final clash of teens, homework and zombie slaying.
For those who have been with I.Am.Maine from the start, there will be two books forthcoming. One will be a physical copy of the blog, while the other will be a photojournalism book discussing the hardships of a small town. I’m hoping to see these out in the next year or two.
Meanwhile, I am currently writing & editing. I am about half-way through editing a book that I will begin taking to agents this year. I am also several chapters into the sequel (or prequel) at this point and I’m looking forward to the opportunities this is going to bring. Where many of my books have a single story to be told, this book is proving to be a myriad of intertwined possibilities that will most likely keep me busy for years to come.
Thanks being the fire under my butt when I’ve slowed and the support I’ve needed when I stagger.