I’ve made my decision between LiveJournal and Blogger. I’m going to go with LiveJournal. I’ll have to pay a little to get all the features that were available with Blogger’s free account, but I think the friends feature of LiveJournal is worth it. I’ve also found that I can transfer all my previous Blogger journal entries to backdated archives here and am in the process of doing that. I’m not bothering setting the right time, but I am backdating them to the right date.
In other news … I have a package ready to go to my agent today. Two copies of Amara’s Prayer the manuscript and a copy of Shara. I’m very excited about his interest in both projects. I called Ingram’s automated inventory hotline last night to get the most up-to-date numbers of sales of Shara. In about 15 months of publication, the book has only sold about 170 copies, despite really good reviews. I’d love to see it get better exposure. Especially since I’ve begun a sequel.
The sequel, called Ulrik for those who care, is on hold while I edit (more like rewrite) my very first novel The Prometheus Syndrome. This one’s about rock-n-roll, hillbillies, a mad scientist, ghosts and a zombie. A read B-movie kinda book. Since zombies are hot stuff at the moment I thought maybe a cleaned-up version of TPS might be of interest. Then it’s back to the werewolves.
Here’s a teaser for Ulrik — It begins with Joey, Shara and Chris’s son, being about eight years old and tired of taking his medicine. He wants to see what it’s like to change into a wolf. So he runs away from their Montana compound, where he’s picked up by Kiona Brokentooth. Kiona takes Joey to Ulrik for training as Shara searches for her son, unable to transform into a wolf herself. In the forest she meets Thomas McGrath (from Murdered by Human Wolves) and realizes he’s a friend … and maybe more. I’m calling the book Ulrik because he’s really the centerpiece of the story as he trains Joey, remembering his centuries of searching for this child, and contemplating the showdown he’ll have with Shara. And Thomas. And Chris. And Kiona. The pace is a lot quicker than in Shara. I hope you’ll like it.
I suppose I should say something about Amara’s Prayer‘s plot. Maybe next time. I do have that day job to attend to.