Outrage first, because that’s about all I can feel about the Zimmerman trial verdict. A man with a gun follows a teenager who he outweighs by 50 pounds, kills him and claims self-defense, and is acquitted. The media’s happy touting of the “post-racial” meme is shown up for what it is, and the US is shown up for what it is, a country in which justice is still available only if you’re the right color. (As long as you’re also the right gender and economic class.)
An offer to send me a copy of an author’s book in exchange for an honest review. It was my first, so I suppose I should be flattered. She’d seen my review of another book (science fiction) and since her book is very much like it (which it isn’t, not even remotely), she thought I’d like to read hers. As it turns out, I’d seen the title, and had looked at the blurb some time back and decided it wasn’t something I wanted to read. What gets me is that she seemed to think that two SF books labeled as dystopian were in any way similar. Even a comparison of the two blurbs would have disproved that. Anyway, I turned down the offer, politely, and wished her well.
Work on the nonfiction book, Set Me Free, is ongoing. More reading than writing, at present. Emotionally, it isn’t getting any easier, and whole days go by when I avoid it completely.
Decided to put off publication of A Perfect Slave to the Fall.
The plotline for A Well-Educated Boy is beginning to shape up. I think I even know how it ends, which is pretty unusual, for me, at this stage of the game.
July is shaping up to be my worst month, ever, for book sales. Three on Amazon; one on Smashwords.