Sunday, August 14, 2011

By Popular Demand

Got an anonymous comment this morning on my previous post asking, “When will you post again. I’ve been looking forward to this !”

As an aside, my blog settings are such that after three days or so, comments need to be moderated before they'll appear. When I went to approve the comment, I found also that for some reason, Blogger had marked it as spam.

But anyway, anonymous poster (or even spambot! I'm not proud.) I got your comment and truly appreciate the thought.

Truth is, I’ve started more than a dozen posts recently, however to be perfectly honest, I’ve also been feeling somewhat down on myself lately, and everything I’ve begun has sounded whiny or self-serving. I figured better to keep my mouth shut and be thought a fool than open it and remove all doubt.

The only “news” I have is that in a desperate effort to spark sales, I’m contemplating self-releasing the sequel to Applewood sooner rather than later, like, in the next few weeks. I’m also left wondering which is sillier: writing a sequel to an unpublished novel (I wrote the sequel to Applewood long before it was accepted anywhere) or releasing the sequel to a published novel that no one is buying.

In happier news, I’ve been in excruciating pain for the last few days. Woke up yesterday morning with some kind of severe bursitis or pinched nerve in my left shoulder. Not sure if I slept on it wrong or what, but most any movement of my left arm causes severe, literally tear-inducing pain. Kept me awake most of last night.

Where is my root canal Vicodin when I need it! Ah, well. Beer will have to suffice.

Until next time!


Aaron Polson said...

mmmmm... Beer.

I've been reading (and enjoying) Applewood. More when I'm done--I can't say my review will drive sales though. (Polson? Who the heck is that?)

Brendan P. Myers said...

Pleased to report . . . beer worked! Woke up this morning in miraculously little pain. 'tis a blessing.

Delighted your enjoying it, Aaron, and thank you. And though I'd be thrilled, I'd be just as happy to hear anything you have to say in private.

If ya asked me, for any work by a new author, in addition to positive reviews and word of mouth, the price of the digital offering has the most effect on sales. Nudge nudge, wink wink. Nothing I can do about that, though. Believe me.

cebonvini said...

Beer is the elixor of life.
Glad to hear you are keepinr old age at bay!

Brendan P. Myers said...

Heh. So far, so good, except for my eyebrows. Been yanking more and more gray from there. Perhaps "Just for Men" makes an eyebrow only version?

I'll look into it . . .