I often try to do something in regard to my novels sometime around Valentine’s Day each year. (The timing is semi-random, but the novels are romantic so that’s one reason. )
This year I’m going to try posting the first half of my epic fantasy novel Cry of Justice to the forum.
CoJ won the inaugural Novel of the Year retailer vote held by the Christian Small Publishers Association back in 2008. (At the time it was for books published in 2007 or early 2008, so originally the award was for 2007; but since the years are rather split, they soon changed the enumeration to the year the vote is held. Thus officially it’s Best Novel 2008, but I have a habit of calling it 2007 sometimes.)
If I can post at least five pages a day or one chapter’s worth (some of my chapters are very short, especially at the beginning), I should be able to reach the end of Section Three, 137 pages, almost halfway through, by Feb 14 (one of the more romantic chapters by no coincidence of scheduling at all ); and I’ll probably continue afterward into Section Four to the end of chapter 45, a couple pages shy of halfway.
This is the announcement thread, and I’ll use the next comment to create links to the chapters as I post them, one chapter (or portion of chapter for long ones) per thread.
Members can ask questions and make general comments in subsequent comments of this thread. The chapter threads themselves will be open for member discussion immediately after I post-create them.
Cry of Justice should be available for order at any major online book retailer, including Amazon (where the link in my signature leads to). Ebook versions are not currently available, except as locked pdfs from my distributor Atlas Books (at the time I published Kindle and other eformats would have ruined some of the important formatting cues in the text); but Amazon has several members selling copies they received for free during various promotions in years past, at ridiculously low prices (for which I will receive no compensation ), and the books themselves are well-made hardbacks with dustjackets.