From somebody who read and apparently loved Shiri!
Cool or what??
The moment a man begins to talk about technique, that's proof he is fresh out of ideas.
Look what I woke up to!
Ah yes … five stars … top pick … “exceptional novel” … “The writing was fantastic” … “I can actually see it adapted to the movie screen” … “I just couldn’t put it down.”
All the things I like to hear! Well that’s my blog post for the day short and sweet!
What do you get when you add four years of writing, editing, rewriting, editing, writing, rewriting and editing, add in a few spoonfuls of procrastination, wondering, doubting and delaying and finally a little dash of courage?
Well you get something like this:
Lord knows I forgot to include the zombies, wizards, mysteriously attractive vampires and (insert newest most popular trend here … I dunno … middle-aged housewives meeting attractive, rich bachelors with a penchant for poorly written hardcore sado-masochistic bondage) but, hey, there is always the obligatory sequel for that.
Now all I need to do is figure out how to get approximately 7,593, 821 people to buy it. Why 7,593,821 do you say? Well give or take a few hundred thousand that’s how many purchases I need to be able to afford this:
Current strategies include:
Any additional marketing advice greatly appreciated.
Man, it’s been ages since I had enough time to sit down and write a blog post. So the good news is the book is done! There is basically, like feck all to do now, well aside from a few last minute tweaks (famous last words) and then, it’s Amazon time.
There have been god knows how many delays and if you’d asked me a year ago I’d have been shocked if you’d told me how long it would take, but finally after, umm, let’s say four years, Shiri is ready. So watch this space!
Time for a glass of champers methinks.
I’ve been asked to post up more info about the ‘top secret’ Shiri … so here’s the pitch!
Shiri blocks her ears to her mother’s screams and sees the arrows strike her father’s chest. With their murderers bearing down on her she turns to obey his final command. “RUN!”
Amenhotep, Prince of Egypt, burns her village, enslaves her people, and destroys all she loves. Only Shiri escapes. With tears in her eyes and vengeance in her heart, she races to warn the Shepherd King. If she doesn’t reach him in time, all Palestine will burn.
It’s a race that takes her from the fields of Armageddon, to the sands of Ancient Egypt and the very heart of Pharaoh’s court. It’s a struggle that brings the deaths of kings and the birth of a god. It’s a quest that sees her fall in love.
But in a world of masters and slaves can such love really survive? The man she loves is known to all others as Yuya. He is the mysterious new governor of a powerful Egyptian city, and high priest of ‘The Jealous God.’ He is determined to set her people free. Only Shiri knows his true identity and must protect it at all costs, for he is Josef, son of the Shepherd King, and without him, all is lost.