I did not make a new year’s resolution to publish two books the first weekend in 2021.
But I recommend the experience to anyone who has been sitting on the cusp of doing something.
And that’s where I was:
I had dozens of blog posts collected for a book of optimistic celebrations, a deliberate counter to the doomsayers who flood the airwaves and social media every minute.
And I had exactly two dozen bits of flash fiction set aside for an ebook.
On Thursday, New Year’s Eve, I kicked my procrastinating self in the britches and pulled the trigger on Gladness is Infectious.
The official short description:
We have two choices each day: To add to the beauty or add to the despair … to ride the light out of darkness and live in peace, striving against the discord … to celebrate our best angels, not our worst instincts. Here’s a warm blast of optimism.
And Sunday, with momentum on my side, I created a cover for the ebook and launched 24 flashes into the ether.
The official blurb:
If you only have a minute, 24 flashes is for you.
This little book contains 24 very short stories, most of them fewer than 1,000 words, which fits many people’s definition of flash fiction; hence the title.
You’ll find fantasy, romance, science fiction, horror, suspense, maybe even a thriller, all in the time it takes to read this blurb.
Buy it now. You’ve got the time.
Are you ready to take a big step but waiting for the right moment to let ’er rip? Quit stalling. Let ’er rip.