+ What's on: Fix You, by Coldplay
It's been a week since I put The Foxhole Court on Smashwords, and I honestly have no idea how to react to its progress. You guys, Foxes has a 3-digit download. I was positive it couldn't break 40. I mean, let's be serious: it's a trilogy about college students playing a fictional co-ed sport with a couple serial killers thrown in. If someone else tried explaining the concept to me I'd probably quietly end the conversation. It's not exactly a sensible idea. That's why I chose to make the first book free: I wanted to stack the odds in my favor any way I could. But I still can't explain this.
Except I can. This is because of you. It's because of the people who've texted me or emailed me and said they've talked to their friends about it. It's the people who've read the summary, probably muttered a quiet "What the hell?" to themselves, and then downloaded the story anyway. Thank you; a hundred thank yous. The Foxes are so important to me--thinking that other people are reading Neil's story makes me almost sick with glee. I hope you like it. If you don't, thank you for giving it a chance at least. Thank you for holding it in your hands for even a couple paragraphs.
I mentioned fleetingly that The Foxhole Court is part of a trilogy. It will be followed by The Raven King and All the King's Men. The Raven King is about 60% of the way through edits. I have more work to do on it on my end before I can even think of giving it to my betas, so at this time I don't have a definitive answer as to when it will be ready. I'll have more time for rewrites and revisions after I've quit my second job (which should be early-mid February).
I apologize in advance for the useless things I'll be posting here. I've had too many years to think about this story. I've filled entire folders with sketches, trivia, and side stories. I've wanted for a while to build a simple site where I can store that stuff - mostly for my sake, because it is an absolute disorganized mess on my hard drive - but in the meantime this blog is the best thing I've got. Streamlining helps me get in the right head-space for edits, so I'll probably posts bits and pieces while I'm working on Raven King.