A few days ago, I got this poster of Amy Lee delivered to my house:
It’s huge, and it’s so beautiful and colourful that I’d rather hang it framed, than just tape it to my wall. It’s the first poster I’ve gotten of a singer or celebrity.
My 3 other posters are:
1) a pair of dolphins jumping out of the ocean water, with a silouhette of two people about to kiss in the sky above (it’s called “Dolphins In Love”),
2) the twin towers glowing with light in a night cityscape, with the American flag superimposed behind them and the words “Forever in our hearts” in white script below the image of the towers.
3) A mounted poster sized picture I pencil-drew based on this screen capture from the final episode (appropriately titled “Last Knight”) of the television series “Forever Knight”, with a monologue from the same episode written in cursive underneath.
Now, as for the book I’m writing, I remember stating some details about it in a previous Xanga entry I did awhile back. But I don’t mind mentioning it again, especially as some people actually know about it now.
It’ll be a collection of 13 stories with the flavour of dark erotica and supernatural romance. There’ll be a bit of horror thrown in to keep things interesting as well. Its release date is tentatively set for late March to early April 2005.
I have a possible publishing deal with Xlibris, a subsidiary of Random House Publishing LLC (which has produced more than 10,000 book titles in its history). The deal is that, if I pay a “small fee” and they like my book, Xlibris will package it professionally and promote the hell out of it.(We’re talking potential media saturation here, folks.) And, if sales are good and the big guys at Random House are impressed, I could get a lucrative contract with the main body of Random House Publishing. Sounds pretty cool, huh?
The thing is, unlike most online publishers, Xlibris is part of a larger network and therefore has the power and financial backing to stand behind an author that they believe will bring them considerable profits sometime within the next 10 years.
I’m hella nervous too, as this could (potentially) make or break my career as an author. I’ve got my fingers crossed and I’m dancing in my seat, hoping against hope that all goes well and excited at the prospects of the future.