I wanted to do a short blog this morning and deliver some news, both good and bad. I’m a bad news first type of guy.
Zombie Cowboys, which is a series I had very high hopes for – is dead. I had planned at least nine books and even have the covers to prove it, but alas, I’m pulling the plug. I really put a lot into Zombie Cowboys and would like to thank everyone who has supported the project. But as ZC continues to be vastly outsold by work I published in 2011, it’s pretty obvious that it never quite got off of the ground. Perhaps one day it will suddenly spike into the top fish and readers will demand more, but I’m no longer betting on it. As I wrote the scene where one of the main characters is making fireside coffee while fighting a thin row of Zombies and bitching over them hindering him – I was sure ZC was gold.
Now to the good news. Lost City is officially off of life support! I thought about putting it out to pasture for a spell, but LC has finally picked up enough steam to warrant a second book(and third, because readers know I love trilogies). In fact, I’m currently working on Gunship: The Ballad and as I finish it up, work will officially begin on Lost City 2. Lost City is AVAILABLE NOW.
I appreciate you taking a few moments to read through the blog while I do what I can to keep the faithful core of readers in the loop. Thanks, and have a fantastic day!
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So I’m sitting here this week and finally give Friends a try. Yes, I realize it’s been out there for a while and is popular, but that’s how I tend to do things. If it looks like it’s for me, I dive in head first. Otherwise I get to it eventually. Good show, BTW. Thanks to Netflix, I plowed through each season in around five days.
Leading up to the finale, I realized it was going to be about two characters. It always is, isn’t it? One person decides if he/she should lay it on the line and hope the other person feels the same way. It has certainly been that way in my life. Replace the airport with a parking lot and I’ve been Ross a couple of times over.
Watching this show to its conclusion has been an awesome experience. Honestly, I went into it as a lonely writer and came out of it with the realization that I’m exactly where I want to be. In my case, things truly did work out for the best and, better yet, I live without regrets. Because I’ve always chosen to lay it all out there, I’ve felt loss more than once. Relationships. Friendships. Both have crashed and burned because of my honesty above all else. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I’m actually very glad that I finally(FINALLY) caught this show. It’s a show with clever jokes based around a single meaning. Appreciate the things that are in front of you, and I do. Many folks search an entire lifetime for what I’ve been blessed with. I married my soul mate, have two beautiful children and write for a living! How crazy is that? I thank God everyday for the folks who left my life when I pleaded with them to stay. Without their intervention, I wouldn’t be nearly as happy. I also make it a point to thank my entourage each day. Otherwise known as my family. They make me a better human being.
As a side note, Friends led the wife and I to the inevitable Angelina vs. Jennifer conversation. The wife is team Angelina. I, on the other hand, am 100% team Jennifer.