Y’all see that I am tapped out. There is nothing coming out of my brain. I feel slightly zombie-ish. Maybe that will be the real zombie apocalypse. Big Pharma will finally have everyone medicated to this level except the few selected to control the zombies or manufacture the meds. Although I am sure they will be able to train zombies to manufacture mediction. I am currently still trainable.
I was reading about the huge uproar over the newest edition of the DSM, that new hand book listing mental health disorders. The brain farts we used to call senior moments are now a disease. I am currently reading a really interesting book called Blood, Justice, LLP: Vampires at Law by Juno Ross. (Consider this a plug.) It sounds so plausible. The few problems historically exhibited by vampires, such as sunlight, have all been controlled by different kinds of pills. The fun part is that if you were dumb when you became a vampire, 2,000 years later you are still dumb. It is a very interesting read and very well written, but it is a little scary if you actually think about whether or not it could be true. There is that old saw I love to drag out that every societal myth is somewhere grounded in reality, a belief I subscribe to. So maybe there will be a future for me if I can find an agent that is an over-medicated zombie. She will love my books.
Speaking of which, I thought April was the first month in which I had not sold a single book, but I sold a few on Smashwords, so thus far I am still afloat although struggling to stay afloat and not really very interested in whether or not I do. I figured out why my Sacred Sin holds its place in the ratings. When I had the KDPSelect giveaways, I was downloaded in the thousands and they count that. So, here I go back to KDPSelect. I was all afire then to do the promo so everyone knew about the freebie and I am just going to have to psych myself up to do that. Now, at least, I know how. I just hate it more.
I would also like to tie that in to the release of my next story which is about 75% done in writing and 100% done in my head. But I started the book because I had a good idea for a title, and I am having a struggle fitting a book of any length to the paradigm proscribed by that title. Which shall remain a safely guarded secret cuz it is GREAT.
Then the other night when I was waiting to fall asleep, the time I usually use to further the narration of my current book in my head, I was thinking, what will I do next? And I had a brilliant idea that I could run with, but I did not quickly jot it in the notebook next to my bed which must always be there for that reason. Instead of writing down a few words, I actually fell asleep and the next morning the idea was gone. Here though I do have hope. Despite my having a brand new diagnosed mental disorder which they do not call brain fart-itis, they call it something like Minimal Loss of Cognition or something close to that because I am too lazy to go find the article, I know the idea will come back. They always do. So now I probably qualify to be diagnosed with Delayed Factual Memory Recollection disorder.