Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The final factoid before the free ebook trivia contest touches tacos. When I released Awry (Panacea), the fifth story in Miscorrection: Preludes, I promised to live broadcast me eating one taco for every sale the book had in its first week of release. The total sales for the week equaled four and I never did the broadcast. (I know, shame on me. At some point I plan to fulfill my promise.) This led to me adding in an entire scene in Miscorrection: Dimensions that had the main characters having a taco dinner together.
Please note that this is the last factoid before the contest. I plan to post the contest and release the book November 2, 2012. However, due to Hurricane Sandy, it's possible I miss this date. If that is the case, stay tuned until next week when life returns to normal and I can move forward with the release of Miscorrection: Times.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Here's a funny fact of coincidence! I published Sundown (Miscorrection), the last story in Miscorrection: Preludes, while Hurricane Irene hit the northeast. Miscorrection: Times is being released just after Hurricane Sandy. What are the odds?
Monday, October 29, 2012
I had a difficult time starting the writing process for Miscorrection: Times. Writer's block had nothing to do with it. I got mono during the month I wanted to start, and this delayed my writing process almost two months. Once fully recovered, I powered through it and wrote the first draft in a month and a half.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
The decision to use first names only in the Miscorrection stories was a tough one. In fact, Felix Culpa (the third story in Miscorrection: Preludes) eludes to the fact that the characters might have first and last names. But in Miscorrection: Dimensions it is clearly stated that in the reality of the story, a single name is what everyone has.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Many of the character names in Miscorrection: Preludes are taken from an English word and then translated into another language. For instance, the teacher's name at the high school in the story Felix Culpa is Mr. Mangler. He's absent, so a substitute is there in his place. "Mangler" is the Danish word for "missing".
Friday, October 26, 2012
While writing Miscorrection: Times, I also read many of the books in Isaac Asimov's Robot Series. These stories have a definite influence in some things that happen in the Times story.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
I originally planned to write Miscorrection: Dimensions as six shorter stories like Miscorrection: Preludes. After giving it some thought, I decided to take the ideas for individual stories and make it a novel instead. It took me three months to write, edit, and publish Miscorrection: Dimensions ... six times quicker than it took to write Miscorrection: Preludes.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Miscorrection: Times will be available for your favorite eReader on November 2, 2012. The print edition will be available shortly thereafter.
To celebrate the final story in the trilogy, I plan to give away five copies of the eBook. Starting Friday, I will have a post a day with a little factoid about Miscorrection.
These factoids will play a part in a contest I'll run on the site the following Friday. The first five people to correctly answer my trivia questions will win the contest and get a free copy of the book!
If you haven't read the previous books in the trilogy yet, you can click below for more details on getting a copy in print or for your eReader. (Better yet, free versions of the book are also available through your web browser. Shh ... don't tell anyone. ;) )
Click for info on Miscorretion: Preludes.
Click for info on Miscorrection: Dimensions.
(Free versions available through your web browser: Miscorrection: Preludes & Miscorrection: Times)
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Monday, October 1, 2012
A few months back I submitted a short story to Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine. The title of the story was A Growing Problem.
Long story short, they rejected the story.
Which is fine.
Because I can self-publish and get it out to the world in a matter of hours.
Which I did.
An anomaly appears in space, seemingly from nowhere. Derek Winston—whose wife just told him the worst news of his life—and his workmate are sent to investigate. What they find is unlike anything they or anyone has ever seen. But for Derek, their discovery helps him to deal with the terrible truth he learned.
One other thing to note. All my short story eBooks no longer contain only one story. Each one includes a bonus story in the cost. So when you buy one of my short stories, you are getting two for the price of one. Included with A Growing Problem is the short story Hollywood Brings World Peace.
That's it! Enjoy the story(ies). :)