Blue notes

Selling hundreds of copies – and having tens of thousands downloaded – of my experimental novel The Blue has been interesting. The reactions range from astonished to depressed/angry. Some get it, others are intrigued by it. Some are bored and depressed.

I never intended to lead with The Blue; it was supposed to be a highly personal novel that sat in the back of my catalog, waiting for my truest fans who wanted the most of what I consider uniquely my own. I wrote it out of frustration at the temptation (and effort) of writing something more commercially appropriate. The Blue is a bit of a “fuck you, I’m going to write exactly what I want to write.” Which is apparently bleak and disconcerting. I was going through a lot of personal drama, as well, which is reflected in the story. It is the novel that I was meant to write at that time.

Now I’m turning my attention back to more commercial novels. Still working hard to keep them ‘mine,’ but putting a different foot forward. What I’m most excited about is marketing [sic] like I am The Blue – methods that I know will result in hundreds of sales.

I am certain that the results with [sic] be greater than what I’ve seen with The Blue so far, as that book has its hook and broader commercial appeal. I just need to wait a few more months to see if it’s the right time to truly market [sic] – it all depends on what certain interested parties say.

One Comment on “Blue notes”

  1. Ann Alaskan says:

    One of the best books I’ve EVER read! Besides the accurate portrayal of a little know mental condition, the dissection and internal discussion over the meaning of guilt is outstanding. This book deserves multiple readings and serious pondering of the dialogues, both internal and external, that the main character and his antagonist speak. Can’t say enough great things about this book, except READ IT!!! And READ [sic] BOTH EXCELLENT READS!!!!

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