It’s called “Meta” and it’s taken me about a year to do so, with the bulk of the work coming in the last 6 months, but it’s here. A real, actual physical object that I can hold in my hands. It’s maybe the project I’ve worked hardest on in my life thus far and the one that I’ve told the fewest people about. Even my family and close friends didn’t know what exactly I was working on until I’d had my 3rd draft or so done and sent it off to the editor.
I think it’s because I’ve always viewed the idea of “writing a book” as one of the most unsurmountable tasks a human being can undertake. There were certainly late nights where it felt like that was the case. But it’s done, I’m impatient and I hate sitting on things. I also hate “hyping” things, especially when they’re something I’ve never done before, so I’m putting it out pretty quickly: next Friday, November 1st.
Writing this novel has been by far one of the most satisfying accomplishments in my life. It took a lot to sit down and finally hammer out ideas for worlds and characters I’d had in my head for so long, and even longer to edit them, but actually seeing them there on the page just feels amazing. I tried to write a book that teenage me would have loved reading, but that “adult” me would love just as much. Some people might thing it stinks, but I know that I at least accomplished those two goals and can put a line through “write a novel” on the ol’ bucket list.
Since I’m a new novelist and I don’t want anyone to understandably hesitate on dropping $20 on a book that might not be for them, I’m initially releasing the eBook version for $2.99/£1.99/€2.49. That way I hope you’ll take a chance on it, and if you like it leave a review or recommend it to a friend. I believe the print version is going to list for somewhere around $11.99/£7.49/€8.99. If you buy the print version through Amazon though you’ll get the Kindle version for free too. The eBook will be available for Kindle, Apple iBooks, B&N Nook and Kobo. If you have a different eReader you should still be able to download from any of those sites and put it on your eReader since it will be DRM-free. A few weeks from now it should be available for ordering through local book stores as well.
So, yeah. Friday, November 1st. Take the day off from work. You can find out more, including boring details like “Hey, what’s your novel about?” over at Goodreads, where conveniently you can also add it to your To Read list and follow me.