You'll recall in a previous posting I mentioned that I was rewriting a lost story that didn't make it into "Show Me the End of the World" called "The Box. Well not only have I been rewriting it, but I've also expanded upon it. From my admittedly spotty memory, the story wasn't all that long. But the new version I'm writing is actually quite a bit longer than I remember the original being.
Whether this makes it better or not, I can't be certain. It might suck. I'm gonna have a couple people read it and give me some feedback on this one, I think. I'm not sure why I'm so uncertain of it. My usual rule is that if it's fun to write, then it's fun to read. This one is fun to write, but for some reason I get the impression it might not be that fun to read. Maybe it's the length? Maybe parts of it feel kind of repetitive? I won't know until I get some people to take a look at it and tell me what they think.
But because it's turned into a bit of a longer project, it's sort of usurped my novel that I was working on, so that will be delayed a bit. That's totally fine, of course, because I don't want to rush that, nor do I want to demand that my friends and family who just shelled out their hard-earned cash for "Show Me the End of the World" to do so again just a couple months later. No, the novel will take time and patience and preparation (but, y'know, I've already nearly finished a cover for it...)
I will, however, put "The Box" up on Amazon for the Kindle. I might even enroll it in the KDP Select program, which requires that it be exclusive to Amazon for 90 days, but gives it some greater promotional push. "The Box" was supposed to be a short story; honestly I think it'll end up being more of a novella.