2/06/2011

KELLY is dead, and other news

Thanks for all your input on "The First Time Kelly Killed Herself" guys. Even though most of your comments were positive, a few people's reservations made me decide that I am in over my head with this one. The concepts in there--suicide, depression, and the various causes of and justifications for them--are way too complex and multi-faceted to be handled justly in a ten page short story written in Fairy Tale Voice.

So, this particular piece of nastiness will not be included in FLASHLIGHTS IN THE BASEMENT, but don't worry, there will be lots of other previously unseen tales of darkness and misery, including one about roadkill, one about feral cats, one about a self-proclaimed mass murderer, one about college kids fighting monsters in the basement of a sinking house, and a prequel novella to WARM BODIES.

I'm doing my penultimate editing sweep at this very moment. Give me two months, tops, and I'll have a finished, printed, bound book to slap down in front of you.

7 comments:

  1. If this were Facebook, I would click the "Like" button! But it's not, so instead I will just say, kudos to you for finishing, and for using the word "penultimate" in a blog post! I have unwavering confidence in your editing abilities. Partly because I've read stuff you've written before, and partly because you used the word "penultimate" in a blog post.

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  2. Thanks for keeping us updated. I can't wait to read FLASHLIGHTS!

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  3. Will the book be available in the UK?

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  4. I cannot wait for this, the story about feral cats has piqued my interest no end. But i truly cannot wait for the prequel to Warm Bodies!

    However as Anonymous above this asked, i hope it will be released in the UK

    Edd

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  5. Before I even show FLASHLIGHTS to my agent, I'll be printing up a few hundred copies to sell here on this website. Those copies can go to whatever country you happen to live in.

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  6. I'm excited to own another Isaac Marion book! I still cherish my copies of The Inside and Warm Bodies (the self published one, with signature.) Will there be an option for us to have you sign Flashlights? I'd happily pay extra for that!

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  7. my wife got a copy of warm bodies off a local carboot and is now spreading the good word :-) just told her about flashlights and she's very excited :-) any news on a release date or if I could buy a copy ? Thanks very much from the UK

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