The Object: Book Two is Underway

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, and with April being Write Book Two Month, I thought I’d toss some updates your way and wipe the dust off this blog.

The serialization of Book Two is slated to begin Thursday, May 2nd, though I’m considering changing to Sunday postings.  I’m embedding a poll at the bottom of this post for you to tell me what day of the week you’d prefer them.  I have no idea when people read or spend time on the internet.

If all goes according to plan, I’ll be releasing Book Two along with the posting of Episode One, so those of you who don’t want to wait can go ahead and grab a copy.  BUT there’s a catch.  In this season of The Object, we have a side episode that will post on the blog but won’t be in the book.  I can’t share the details just yet, but let’s just say this place is about to get a lot more interactive.  (Hope you like music!)

In other news, I’m going to be publishing a few novels and short story collections written by a local winemaker who’d heard about my minor success and wanted me to take a look at his writing.  I was blown away, and now I’ve taken on the duties of an editor and marketer for these manuscripts, some of which are close to 30 years old.  I’ll have more details on Nick and his books when it gets closer to the publication date.

For now, I’m shuffling between Book Two of The Object and finishing up a secret writing project I can’t tell you about.  I’ll try to post more often from here on out, but if I disappear again, know it’s because I’m writing.

While you’re waiting for Book Two, I’d appreciate if you would share your thoughts on Book One.  The more Amazon reviews it gets, the higher it will climb in popularity lists, which means more readers and more revenue to make this place more dynamic and interesting.

Post a review on Amazon

I’d also love to hear from those of you who’ve yet to post a comment here, on the Facebook page, etc.  Helps keep me from thinking I’m talking to myself.  Haha.  Feel free to share any thoughts you have on the story, predictions, questions, etc.


Oh, the poll:


A Couple Things

I just wanted to update everyone on the progress of The Object.  We’re very happy with how it’s been going so far, and we really appreciate your readership, participation, and help with promoting our little project to the world.  So let me begin by thanking you, readers, on behalf of Matt, Justin, and myself.  We’ve been having a blast, and we hope we’re entertaining you, as well.

You probably noticed there is no episode tonight.  Episode Seven–entitled “Waking Up Falling”–has been delayed until Saturday.  If you live in the Vine Grove, Kentucky area, you know why.  We’ve been experiencing power outages all day.  I also had to fulfill an unanticipated family obligation this morning, but fear not, restless reader.  The Object will return soon!

We’ve given away over 4,000 copies of Episodes One, Two, and Three on Amazon and sold dozens more.  The decision to remove episodes in blocks of three and make them available for sale and free promos has increased our reader base exponentially in the past month.  Episodes Four, Five, and Six are now available on Amazon, and you can also get them for free on Smashwords.  (We’re patiently waiting for Amazon to price match so they’ll be free everywhere.)

I’m not putting a poll on this post, because I’d really like to get some feedback from you guys (especially those of you we haven’t heard from yet–you Kindle kids).

If you have time, please take a moment to respond to one or more of these questions:

1) How is the story moving along for you?  Is there room for improvement in some places?  What aspects of the story would you like to see developed further?

2) What do you think of the music?  Is it mood-appropriate?  Which score is your favorite?  Any ideas for the type of score you’d like to hear in future episodes?  Any suggestions for improvement?

3) Are you enjoying the illustrations?  Do they add to the story?  Are you happy with which scenes we’ve chosen to illustrate?  What/who would you like to see focused on more?  What’s your favorite illustration?

Thanks for your help, everyone.  We’re one-third of the way through Book One and can’t wait to get it all together and edited so we can make the full book available both in ebook and paperback form.

See you Saturday!