March 9, 2006

Gentleman Reptile

New cover for Gentleman Reptile. They decided to ditch the Chinese food container. The triple X makes a lot more sense. The story’s about a father discovering his daughter doing porn on the Internet. They still liked the chopsticks though. So do I. The Cloverfield Press page is revamped. Click the cover to check it out.

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Been feeling low, inevitably. The high from releasing the book has settled down and now, instead of having an obsession, I need to face my life. Happens every time. Also a little disappointed in the reaction to the book. I had dozens of contacts built up. Sent out a notice about the book release party to Litbloggers. No response. Sent out a notice to about revealing Shirley Shave. It’s not quite James Frey or JT LeRoy but still interesting enough. Sent the link to "Sunset Limited." Not an overwhelming response. Posted info about the book on many forums and book sites as well. It’s hard to get people to pay attention to a basically untested writer. Thanks again and again to those who have shelled out the $12.95.

I think much of my life is fueled by delusion--the belief that great things are going to happen. Every time I write something, especially a long novel, I think it’s going to be very good and it’s going to have an impact. A way to get it done. I’m sure I’m not the only one guilty of this. People do like what I write, I’ve gotten some good initial responses on North of Sunset, so I’m not completely deluded, but I don’t know where faith ends and fantasy begins.

I still have a bunch of review copies to send out, around 30 copies to various places. People are a lot more receptive about receiving a free book. See what happens when reviews come in. Some people do take me more seriously because I’ve published legitimately in the past. I should be happy. Things are progressing along.

Also, I need a job bad. Getting a lack of positive response on that front, which may be the reason for some of my anxiety about the book. Meantime, I started a story this morning, about a woman. First good writing I’ve done in some time.

3 comments:

gaijin said...

i really like the cover.

i can't get a copy yet but i will when it's possible.

Henry Baum said...

Thanks, man. Enough moping for me. I sold a few copies of NOS today so I feel better.

Glenn Ingersoll said...

Faith ends in order for fantasy to begin?

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