Tomorrow Lazarus Rising will be available to buy. The long road that started with this particular story back in January of 2010 has come to the end. And yet, in the words of the Joker, "... this is just the beginning." Hand down, the Joker is the best bad guy ever. I heard somewhere that there is more written about him than Batman. I doubt that's true but it makes his story even that more interesting. I worked hard on the antagonist in my story. The hardest thing to do in writing is make the antagonist a three dimensional person. Why did he or she go bad? What happened to flick the switch from ordinary to evil? How can the reader still relate in someway? I didn't want to do the whole ant-hero thing that is big right now (I do enjoy reading those type of stories) but I wanted the reader to believe Forrest Vance was capable of doing the shocking actions he takes in the book. The idea that a man like my bad guy (Forrest Vance is his name) is willing to literally sell his soul to the devil on the surface appears to be just fiction. But, in so many ways people make this leap everyday. IN some form evil does exist. One quote by the Joker that sums it up is, "We spend years checking underneath our bed for a monster only to learn that it is within us." I don't know if I have it exact, but you get the idea. I have personally battled many of those demons... and still do!
So what do I mean by 'this is just the beginning?' Well, for starters, there still is a ton of work to do. Now it is time to find a nice balance between selling my book and marketing me as an author. Certainly I will be asking people to buy it. But the real trick is to continue having new material for my fans to read. This doesn't just come in book form. This blog is one way to keep in touch, and I hope those of you who follow me have been enjoying it. I have been outlining my next book but also developing possible short stories or novellas that may go more in depth in some of my more minor characters in Lazarus Rising. There could be a sequel to this book... I haven't ruled it out. I want to continue to build my free Newsletter (sign up if you haven't already, form will be at the end of this blog). For those of you who have not signed up... I will be giving away a free Kindle to those who did already. There will be more giveaways and contests in the future. Don't miss out on the next one. So, in a nutshell, I hope that 'this is just the beginning' of a new career as a writer.
Tomorrow morning I will sending out links to the different formats of my book. The print version will be on sale for $12.99. Starting tomorrow and through Friday night the E-book version will be on sale for 99 cents. This is a special offer to all my fans. Thanks to all of you for your support, kind words, and excitement. I hope you enjoy the book.
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