I’ve been working like a beast to get the sequel to Daylight Hours edited and published. (I know that this is becoming stale news since it’s taking so long). However, I am putting up the final touches on the final draft and rolling it out full steam ahead. I’ve gotten back into a good groove since I’ve found some sort of inner peace with the way my life is at the moment. Things may not be perfect, but I’m making the most of it all and focusing on being creative and feeling good.
And when I haven’t been sitting in front of a computer doing irreparable damage to my eyes, I’ve been watching HBOGO religiously at least one hour a day like a good Christian. What have I been watching, you may ask? A show that I only watched in passing every now and again in my younger teen years: The Sopranos.
I love Boardwalk Empire and Terence Winter played his part with The Sopranos enough for me to trust that the hype was true and that the show was worth watching. I’ve been hooked. I plowed through the second season and now I’m starting the 3rd. I’ve got, what…only three more to go? That’s not too bad, I guess. The problem is making sure that I stick with editing and writing and not get sucked into Tony Soprano’s “family” drama and veg-out in front of the TV.
For any and all other television/movie buffs out there reading this, I started FX’s new show, The Americans last Friday. I’m two episodes behind, but I’m telling everyone out there that you need to start watching this show if you haven’t started already. I loved the pilot episode and I hope that the series lives up to its potential.
Jesus. They’re making way too many good shows out there these days. It’s impossible finding the time to watch everything. Between Shameless, Girls, The Walking Dead, and now The Americans and The Sopranos, it’s a wonder I get anything done at all.
Oh wait. I don’t…clearly. You can tell by how long it’s taking me to get the second book out there.
I have failed you, Self. But I will make it right. Soon, I promise. You shall see.
It’s finally here! The 17th. The quintessential day of the year. I’m twenty-four, although I look 28 and I act like I’m thirteen.
Today is my one day sale and Daylight Hours is FREE. I hope that everyone and anyone goes out and downloads my first novel. It’s as easy as clicking a button.
If you’re a fan of vampires or paranormal thrillers, then read my novel. It’s a blend of wit, action, and mystery. It’s also the first book in The Kris Grant Series, with the second one coming out soon.
Once again, it’s my birthday wish from people from all over the world to take a chance on my novel and review it. I want to grow and strive as an author and I’m grateful for the…holy shit…I just looked up the number of downloads I’ve gotten from this free promotion and I’m at…
And it’s only ten in the morning! (I apologize for all of the exclamation marks in this post)
I honestly can’t express how amazed and stunned I am at seeing that. I’m sure that anyone else reading this who’s put up a book on Kindle is thinking, “That’s nothing.” and maybe it is, but screw those people because knowing that 115 people have downloaded my book has honestly just made my day.
Thank you everyone and keep them coming. Please, spread the news. Grant one high-functioning autistic child’s wishes of one day becoming a successful author by checking out his first novel and reviewing it. And thank you again for the 115 people who’ve downloaded Daylight Hours today so far because you’ve given me the best surprise birthday gift I could hope to get.
Yeah, I don’t know about you people, but there’s only 2 days left until Daylight Hours is FREE on Kindle! Free!
This is pretty great news considering I finally have the chance to just give the book away to people. Spread the word, everyone. The first novel in The Kris Grant Series is on its way to rising up the ranks. I’m determined to make it a best-seller this year with these free promotions and Kindle exclusivity.
I still have chapters of the book posted on this site as well, so check it out in advance.
Just remember, there’s nothing wrong with supporting an indie author and downloading a free eBook with the click of a mouse or the tap of a finger. I mean, I’m kind of counting on it. So save the date. January 17, 2013: Free Kindle Book Day! For my book at least.
It’s been one strangely stressful week, but alas there is a minor vacation on the horizon. It’s a good thing too, I’m gonna need it before my big interview next Wednesday. Nothing like a trip with the family to Disney World to distract from being prepared for a very difficult interview.
There is only one thing standing between me and a stress-free couple of days. A 15 hour-long shift. Sigh. I’m going to be working–willingly–between 7am and 10:30pm tomorrow. That’s what I like to call torture, kids. But I’m something of a masochist, so I guess it’s okay.
I have to use the time tomorrow for a meeting, interviews for other employees, and then working a closing shift. Will I get anything creative done at all? No. Will I die? Potentially. But work needs to be done and I’m taking work seriously at the moment. Plus, I have to make sure that I’m prepared for my interviews a week in advance.
I spent thirty minutes of my life watching one of the greatest American films of all time: Point Break (RIP Patrick Swayze). That was the highlight of my day so far. It is also the start of a peaceful evening before I have to hit the hay. I’m not editing tonight, or writing. My brain is beyond exhausted to do anything that involves thinking. Hence Point Break.
I’m in the mood for television. I’m stuck between watching Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy or starting Deadwood. Decisions, decisions. Maybe I’ll just sleep instead like a responsible adult?