This week I will be releasing the first chapter of Suburban Zombie High online for the masses. I’m excited. I’m nervous. I’m a bundle of mixed emotions that results in me jabbering. Since it will be the first episode release, I thought it would be a good idea to tell people how they can be sure to catch every “episode” of the book.
On the right hand side of the website there is a box that says “Subscribe to Blog.” This will make sure that each entry of the book goes straight to your mailbox and you can read at your own leisure.
For the more tech savvy folks out there. You can add: feed://remyflagg.com/?feed=rss2 to get updates from the entire website. If you are just interested in receiving chapters of Suburban Zombie you can add: feed://remyflagg.com/?cat=3&feed=rss2 to your RSS News Feeds. By doing this you can be sure that you will get the chapters as they become available.
If you look at the top of the website you’ll see a menu for “Projects.” If you hover over that, you’ll see Suburban Zombie High is a button. If you go there, it’ll show you the newest chapter of the novel.
Each chapter will also be broadcasted on Social Media (Twitter, Facebook) but unfortunately there are some limitations. If you rely on FB to show up on your timeline, only 33% of the members of a page see a post. Twitter’s will also work but because of the fast paced nature of Twitter’s feed, it can be difficult to keep up with latest chapters. If you’re one a daring person, you can find my twitter feed: http://twitter.com/writeremyflagg and my Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/writeremyflagg.com
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.