Well I do have good news, and a bit of not so good news. My experiment of last week was rather a success. 24k words and 8 stories later my collection of short stories is completed. It was actually finished on Thursday. On Friday Jessica came down, and I had a remotely productive weekend too. I did some cleaning, and replaced my new TV with a new TV that was exactly the same as the old new TV (confused yet?) but shittier. The sound was terrible, so I took it back, and then the new TV had exactly the same sound. So. Yay. I guess. It's supposed to be shit! Stay classy.
Okay so back to the book. The not so good news about it. It's not released yet. When it is, I'll be sure to let you know. For now, it's being edited by a good friend of mine who is a blogger and writer himself. Maybe me actually getting this done will even help get him to release his own book. I think he more than deserves to be published and he's got a literary degree (if I remember right) so he knows his stuff. If he says it's total shite though then I can be found curled up in a corner eating books. He knows I want the honest truth, so I can grow. So I guess if it is utter crap I want him to tell me that it is. As long as he also tells me why and how I can improve. That would be nice of him.
There's also been a change of cover too. After Fang saw the cover, he basically said "Not bad, but I could do better" and I think he did do a pretty good job, so he gets himself an actual credit at the start of the book. I'm not sure how much of this book is even mine any more. I didn't come up with all the ideas, I didn't design the cover, and I'm not doing the editing.
Then again, I suppose it wouldn't be fair if I was editing it.
An expected release is next week. I asked the editor to get it done as quickly as he could, and he said by the end of this week depending on how long it is. Sadly I can't really give him anything, or Fang anything, because I won't really be famous until my second book comes out.
Which will be in a few months probably.