First eBook on its Way
In 1994 I finished a novel. Five years later I got it published, after turning it from third-person to first person and on the advice of the publisher making it a more fast-paced book. In the end I didn’t love the finished product. People who read it gave it mostly good reviews on Amazon. It sold a handful of copies. I did not make much from it. The publisher sold its entire stable of books to another publisher, who didn’t want to carry mine. Since eBooks have become easy to publish I’ve toyed with the idea of reproducing it on that format.
The other day I found a copy of the first draft, read the first few pages and realized that’s the version I want to publish. I’m getting it scanned, after which I’ll give it a good editing, probably another one and then release it out there for those of you with Kindles, Nooks or other eBook readers.
The book, titled “Going Too Far,” (It’s not erotica.) is a pretty good reflection of where I was at that point in my life. I was 32 when I finished the first draft, trying to figure out how to make a relationship work and also what I was supposed to do with my life as a career. The characters reflect people I’ve known and I suppose I’m in there, too, but no one is an exact match. Only one character, in fact, comes close to reflecting an actual person. The main character doesn’t, but he does have some of the same wishes I had at that point in my life.
This will be my first venture with eBook publishing, so I can’t say for sure when the book will be out, but it will be a matter of weeks, not months. And not that many weeks at that.
I will keep you posted.