Seems we’ve reached another milestone. 🙂 Unprotected is just about ready for publication. I need to listen to it once or twice, and that’s it. For those who aren’t aware of my style, my routine look something like this:

  • Prepare outline/character profiles (if necessary)
  • Write 1st draft (StoryBox)
  • Edit 1st draft for style
  • Spell check
  • Edit for overused words (AutoCrit)
  • Send to beta readers
  • Edit using Text-to-Speech (proofreading)
  • Publish (StoryBox)

Unprotected is a short story, so it won’t take long to get through the text-to-speech portion.

I’ll submit it Sunday night to Kindle so it’ll be available Monday, December 12, 2011 to the public. I haven’t decided if I’ll publish it on other distribution channels yet. I’ve been considering trying the Kindle Select program, and they require an exclusive. With the hassle of taking a work down from other distribution channels, I figure if I’m going to try Kindle Select, it’d be better using a fresh story, but we’ll see. Until the official date arrives, consider adding it to your Goodreads

Quick blurb:

Their duty is to protect us.
We’ve trusted them to do so.
But when they cross the line
who protects us from them?

In 2011, TSA installed a Backscatter X-rays in my local airport. The media suggested the imaging scanner was to provide added security for the airport patrons. For me, it was far from the case. This is my true story of when the system failed to protect me as a citizen.

Up next for editing? Injustice Is Served.

Injustice Is Served is a flash fiction collection of seven stories about 1k words each. I decided to write this after receiving decent feedback on Circulatory System. For those who haven’t read Circulatory System, you can find it free on most distribution channels (minus Amazon). For now, the link to Smashwords, where you’ll find it in just about every format available to eReaders. Add Circulatory System to your Goodreads List.

My expected release date is December 2011/January 2012. It all depends on how quickly I get through editing it. I took a look at it a little while ago and decided I had enough energy to just write this blog post before hitting the sack. 🙂 So here, I am. Tomorrow I’ll work on Injustice Is Served. By the way, what do you think of the cover art? I think I’m getting the hang of this cover art thing. Then again, I may just be blind to my follies. 🙂

I’m still working on Unforgettable Summer. I’m ashamed to admit, but I’ve had a slow start with it. I think I’ve only added a few hundred words since I started it… was it yesterday? haha Time has been really sssssllllllow around here. I swear yesterday lasted twice as long as the day before. And today was equally as long.

So that’s it for now. I’ll have another update for you when something significant happens. 🙂 Either I finish editing Injustice Is Served or writing Unforgettable Summer.

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