Four years ago I sat down, opened up Word, and typed a sentence that no longer exists due to editing. That sentence began my first actual novel, Slubes. From the early start of last decade when I wanted to make video games to realizing I far preferred writing from extensive storytelling collaborating with friends on the internet, I decided that novels were what I really wanted to do. So I wrote one. February 21st, 2010 (according to my records), I began writing Slubes.
On August 6th, I finished the first draft. It was awful. With help from my friends, I made it into what it is today. Or, well, what it was on June 4th, 2013, when I published it. Which is basically the same thing now; I did make some minor edits not too long ago.
Anyway, in honor of this, I’m putting something on my site that I should have done when Slubes first came out: You can now read a free preview of Slubes on this site by going to the Novels section of the site or by clicking here. This is more or less the same amount available on Smashwords, but now it’s someplace more tied directly to me. Like I said, I should’ve done that when the book first came out, and forthcoming books will have the same type of preview available when they come out.
That’s all I got today. See you in April for the 1-year anniversary of when I finished Slubes!