I finally got my first novel up on smashwords! It’s called Escaping Entry, and, man, I can’t tell you how much of a relief it is to have it up there. I’ve been working on this monstrosity for seven years —seven whole years!—and to finally have it available to people is both exhilarating and terrifying.
I’ve always had a difficult time making anything I do public, and this is no exception. (I’m drinking vodka right now. Otherwise I’d be in a fetal position on the floor, wondering if I shouldn’t have given it just one more edit.) I’m trying not to be too silly about it, though. I worked really hard writing this story, and while I know this is highly subjective, I’m confident this will go down as the greatest novel to feature characters named Billy, Harold, Rudy, and Greenie in at least fifty years.
Now comes the hard part: getting the word out. I am, by nature, painfully shy, but if I am ever going to make more than ten dollars from this venture, I must get out there and tell people what I’ve done. So, to all those people who enjoy fantasy novels and have a hankering for something to read, why don’t you download my novel? The first five chapters are free, and if you happen to like it, you can purchase the whole thing for 99 cents.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to refill my mug with more vodka.