Hey everyone, just stopped by to drop you a line. This is your August 2014 update.
The Transient, Flash Fiction 40+1: New Mexican Bread Aisle get’s an update, Phil goes to school, name embrace, My Mind’s Abyss Book #2
The Transient: The story based on my homeless experience just got a little closer to coming out. I just sent out for a second edition proof and should be getting it back soon. I’ll go through the book, edit it again, and finish the cover and hopefully soon after that I’ll release it. I’d be interested in sending out some advanced copies to some loyal readers if they’d be willing to reply to me with some honest feedback about the book. Contact me on Twitter if interested. @Volatalistic
Flash Fiction 40+1: New Mexican Bread Aisle becomes Flash Fiction 40 and will no longer be part of an ongoing series of flash fiction books. I did this for a few reasons–ever notice that sometimes I’m too damn complicated? The book will be getting a new, hopefully better cover than the one it currently has, and some much needed changes and updates. The title change will hopefully encourage more people to give the book a chance and understand that it’s flash fiction stories and not something related to Mexico?? When I wrote that book it was in a short amount of time after I wrote My Mind’s Abyss and I was on the same binge of trying to write stuff quickly, so as a result there was a ton of errors. I’ve been learning and practicing writing more and more ever since my first novel and feel that I’m getting better at it. So, I decided because I actually like that book, it deserves better than what I gave it. I’ve been going through each of the stories and rewording and editing and slightly changing them up a bit in order to fine tune them and make them more reader-friendly. The ebook version will be released within a week of the paperback version, but will also feature four new images added to the stories.
Phil Goes to School: Yep, it’s true. I’m in school, again, and I’m currently enrolled in an EMT program. I’m pretty stoked about it and one week of school is done, only. whoever knows how many more.
Name Embrace: Volatalistic, Vol-uh-tah-lis-tic. Volatalistic. What, you can’t pronounce or spell the made-up word? Really? Yeah, okay. So yeah, I’m Phil Volatile. On all my books I’ve put Volatalistic Phil, in hopes to use Volatalistic as a label of sorts, but it seems like it causes grief. I meet people who can’t pronounce or spell it–and I don’t blame them–but I think I should make things easier. In search engine keywords I see that people are trying to find me too, but they misspell the word. So, as a result of all of this (and the huge amount of cover space it takes up) I’ve decided to start branding my books with my author name: Phil Volatile. This doesn’t mean I’ll be changing previous books, just the books moving forward (this includes Flash Fiction 40).
My Mind’s Abyss book #2: (My Mind’s Abyss: Aftermath (The Art of Dying) I’m still… working… on… it… and it’s proving to be more difficult than I thought. The whole book is there and I’m scared to release it. I’m afraid it won’t hold up. It’s not written in the kamikaze style that the first book was written in and I’m afraid people won’t like it. I feel like maybe it’s too long. It’s over 300 pages and that’s frightening for me. I’ll keep you posted about it.
Much Love and thanks for reading! You’re all hall of fame to me!
Thank you to everyone who continues to love and support me! Thank you God! Thank you to Amazon and every Amazon market and their corresponding countries. We’re worldwide and my books have made it to: Canada, Mexico, Sweden, Japan, Australia, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, India, Brazil, United Kingdom.