Check the word-count, yo. Spooky how that works out. Aimed for 60,000, got close enough that the counter considers it 100%, anyway.
I, ZOMBIE is in the body bag, all writhing around in there. It’s less shitty than I expected. In fact, I fear a few of you sickos will enjoy it as much as I do.
I’ll say this: I, ZOMBIE has been the most challenging thing I’ve ever written. It was crafted during a period of great change in my life as Amber and I moved to another state and I began dealing with more and more business-type demands. There were two trips to NY, a vacation we’d planned months and months ago, a week at my family reunion, and all the nonsense that comes from a new house that needs lots of work.
More challenging than any of that, perhaps, was the nature of the book itself. There’s very little dialogue in I, ZOMBIE, which I feel is one of my strengths, something that really helps the word count soar. And I’m writing a perspective that hasn’t been done much if at all. Telling a story where characters can’t share and scheme posed unique problems. I don’t want to be premature, but I really feel like I cleared more hurdles in completing this story than anyone will fully know.
As for release date, we’re trying something brand new with this puppy. Unprecedented, really. I can’t divulge what that is just yet, but I can say that the book will be available August 20th and that it won’t be serialized or doled out. On that day, you’ll be able to get your grubby paws on the entire thing and read in a weekend what it took me three brutal months to create.