Mostly For Myself

So it’s been bothering me for a while that I have my Poor Percival Stories completely written and just sitting on my laptop doing nothing. I published 3 of them last year, but have slacked off on publishing the rest. Besides the fact that they are already written and ready to go, these are some of my favorite stories that I’ve created…ever (so far), and I think it’s high time I got the rest of them out into the world.

Rather than publish the last 2 stories individually, I’m combining them all into one book. So the plan is to publish the book and then take down Poor Percival Stories 2 and 3 from Amazon, leaving the first one up as a cheap introduction to the collection – not to mention it has good reviews on it (cha-ching!).

I’ve spent the past week or so formatting the paperback version and have ordered a proof of it to review while I get cover art squared away. Last night I got the eBook version ready. I’ll do one pass on the paperback for typos and anything that needs to be reworded, fix the issues in both versions, and then be completely done with them.

Part of the reason I think I’ve held off putting in the effort to get this book published is because I am well aware that these stories are about as far away from commercial as you can get. I wrote Poor Percival because it’s the kind of story I like to read: fantasy, unique dialect, humorous. But I know the dialect in which it is told will turn 99% of the people off. And I don’t blame them. I fully admit I’m being extremely selfish in putting in the time and effort to format, edit, and publish this book. But after years of these stories sitting on my hard drive collecting dust, I want nothing more than to be able to hold this book in my hands and put it on my bookshelf.

In a way, this one’s for me.

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  1. Be true to yourself first. And to your characters. As Guy Kawasaki said– ” Do not write to impress others. Authors who right to impress people have difficulty remaining true to themselves.”

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