So… I don’t remember exactly how much I talked about the whole Winlock experience. Just to recap, my book was accepted, published as an E-book, then I was released from my publisher because of low book sales. A lot more than that went on, the short version of which is that I’m very grateful to Monique Happy for her dealings with me, and a bit disappointed with the company to which she answers.
All of that aside, however, I had written a draft of book two in the Corpse-Eater saga, Bloody Banquet and started in on book three, Cankerous Cuisine (or maybe Curdled Cuisine, haven’t decided yet), before I found out that I didn’t have a publisher or a timeline anymore.
When I did find out, it sort of took the wind out of my sales, as these things are wont to do. I set the books aside for a bit and have only just now really started digging back in to Bloody Banquet. It’s a bit rougher around the edges than I remembered. I still like most of it, and even have those wonderful moments where I stumble across something clever I didn’t remember putting in, but over all I think I need two or three more times through before book two is ready to come out.
What I really need, though, is a peer review group. I want to get an off-line group… I just find it easier to deal with people in person, but I’m not sure that my book will be a good fit with most of the people I’m likely to find in a conservative Texas town.
I don’t know, I’ll sort something out, I suppose.