I’m about one-third the way through this re-edit of Return – The Survivalists, and while it is going smother then I expected I do not regret the decision pull the first book from publication. I’m taking advantage of this opportunity to make more changes–so many that the next release can be considered a second edition. I have already struck down the old preview chapters and the new material will be forthcoming. Any comments, criticism and participation is welcome.
And on that note, have any other authors with WordPress blogs notice that they receive a bunch of likes and follows on posts from people who aren’t actually bothering to visit the log or post comments? To nip that problem in the bud I’m turning off the Likes on posts for now. I see no point in receiving self-promoting drive-by likes from the WP Reader.
Thank you for your patience and I look forward to your comments and support. -JK
I had a chance to pick through the manuscript and it’s not quite as bad as I thought. There’s a few typos and some pronoun deficiency but nothing completely hackish.
Still, it’s going to take several weeks to finish and republish in all the stores and even more time to make it free on Amazon.
I’m also using this as a chance to rearrange some deck chairs on the front and back matter. So, there are no more crazy rants in the back matter, for now.
I’ll keep you posted. Thanks for waiting. -JK
Three months after publishing, I took another read through the manuscript and I’m not at all happy with what I’m seeing. I also appeared to have completely flubbed the launch and store set-up.
I will relaunch the first book someday, but I can’t make any promise when that’s going to happen.
Once I re-publish, the first book will stay free as a favor to anyone who has already read it and hoped for better.
Finally, I may well take down this entire blog. No one seems to care about this one and I want to set up a new blog on my own server.
Please accept my most sincere apologizes and have a Happy New Year. -JK