Well, I’m ready. After weeks — years, really — of preparing Cronic, the first stage is complete. Re-read, edited, formatted, stressed, and lost sleep. It’s ready to go.
While going over some of my notes and correspondence, I was surprised to see that I finished writing Cronic almost 12 years ago. Man, the time…. In many ways, it was my first novel. I wrote a few before then, but this is the one that stuck with me. It was almost accepted by an agent who inexplicably dropped out at the last minute. Maybe not inexplicable. It’s violent, it’s dark, it’s brutal. And I haven’t written anything like it, before or since. My writing voice has calmed down considerably and I’m more introspective. But Cronic is rough poetry, carved by years of practice. Is it good? I think so. My wife thinks so. She, more than anyone, has encouraged me to publish this, so I owe her a huge debt of thanks.
And now the second stage: readers and reviews. If anyone’s interested in giving me a fair but honest review, I can provide either a PDF or a mobi file for their Kindles. If it ain’t your cup of soup, no hard feelings. And I’d have to give it an R-Rating for language and violent situations. I know there’s rougher stuff out there, but still….
Thanks for all the support and encouragement I’ve received, it does a writer good. You can drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.