Yearly Tumbrel Update

I realized, at some point today, that i haven't updated the ol' reliable Tumbrel in almost a year. I try to do this as often as I remember. The ironic thing is that I started this website as an excuse to write more. A little over a year ago, I started writing a s—load. 2000 words a day, to be exact. Too bad that among those words and phrases, scattered amongst those many different places, none of those symbols or sobriquets ever stumbled onto the Tumbrel. Ironic, yes, but also a massive waste of money seeing as how Typepad takes it out of my shorts if I write something on this or not.

First things first: The fictions. There are two other manuscripts done, so there. The first is a lousy manuscript that I am currently trying to fix, with the patient help of my girlfriend. It's been a depressing last couple of weeks, reading that manuscript with a feeling of revulsion that my fingers could hammer out something so weak. The manuscript will be fixed, but it's been a slow going slog filled with distractions I would rather forget. Hell, I think DRT is a stronger book than Citizens and that thing was capital "A" awful when I first started editing it. The second manuscript is pretty fine. As far as releasing the two new fictions, I don't know. I would like to send those to actual publishers, as I don't think I have the patience or the strength to do two new self pubs this year. Besides, I think it hurt my overall sales releasing two books within weeks of each other. I released two books last year and many of you haven't read those two yet so I think you will have to be satiated by those. If you are a publisher or a literary agent whom is interested in representing me, please check out the contact section of this here website. You will be likely 

DRT is gonna get a massive promotional push tomorrow. Perhaps it's happening by the time you read this. It's going to be free on Amazon for the next 48 hours, if you are reading this on Saturday you are S-O-L. If you are reading this when the book is free, have at it. I need them thar rankings to get big if I want to sell some books in the coming weeks. I need to come up with a health insurance payment this month and I'm going to have to dig deep as it is. Trust me, I don't like begging like this. Maybe someday I might not have to. 

I'm 34 years old, hopefully wiser than I was when I started this website. Made a lot of mistakes. I continue to make a lot of mistakes. Trying every day to make things a little less shaky. Maybe, now that I've had a certain degree of fun writing this, I will devote more time to Tumbrel related posts in the following year. Not just throw stuff on here when I randomly think about it. It gets some decent hits every day, for some reason, I really should use this platform more often. I'm not making that promise. I seem to always find a way to break it so I'm not going to start now.

I'm tired of how the site looks tho. I'm going to start changing it as soon as I hit send.  

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  1. The fact that this is almost the last post I wrote on Tumbrel shows the extent to which I failed in the aspirations in the end of the post.

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