Okay, just a brief announcement: I have, at long last, finished the editing of “Mark Red.” Now, I think it’s a true statement that no work of fiction – be it film, script, novel, short story, poem, or song – is ever completed and perfect. Its creator simply reaches the point where he or she is satisfied with releasing it to the public, warts and all. Many cringes undoubtedly follow for nearly every creator…or perhaps I’m just projecting.
Anyway, since “Mark Red” was written more or less entirely while I was an invited guest of the Florida State DOC, and the first novel I’d written in a very long time – and was, of necessity, handwritten – there was a great deal of work to be done to get it ready. This is part of the reason why “Son of Man” and “Welcome to Paradox City,” as well as my two short stories on this blog, though written after, were released before “Mark Red.” I’m sure it’s still far from perfect, but I do like it a lot…and I especially love the character Morgan. I’m very proud of her!
If you want to find out who Morgan is, and who Mark is, and who all the rest of the characters are…well, the book will be available shortly. I hope to take advantage of Kindle’s new “paperback” option and make it available in hard copy for people who prefer that format, but it will almost certainly be more expensive that way. On the other hand, if you were so inclined, you could get a paperback autographed by the author (me). Some day that might even be worth something.
In any case, I’ll let you know when the book is available. Even if none of you are excited about it, I am, and that’s good enough for the moment.