01-07-2010 – A Message from the Author
By now you’re wondering what the hell happened to Allison and why, why, why she dropped off the face of the planet. Did she die? Did her author suddenly suffer a blow to the head and forget all about the story? The answer is: None of the above!
So I have some exciting news and news that I hope excites all of you, too. If you’re still out there and still wondering what happens to Allison (which I sincerely hope you are), you’ll get a chance to read her story from beginning to end. There is a conclusion and I haven’t been withholding it just to torture you. I’ve had the amazing fortune of being contacted to turn Allison into a novel, and that only happened because of the readers, you out there, who spread the word about this blog. So first and foremost, a thank you from the bottom of my heart, your participation and reactions mean the world to me. I can honestly say that you’ve changed my life. How often does that happen?
The novel will include what is already here in the blog, but what you see here is only about half the content. The second half of the story will be available 2011 at a bookstore, internet, Kindle, Nook, reader, wherever, near you!
Now, I know you might think: “That sucks, I didn’t have to pay for the first half, why should I buy the book? You tricked me!” I can honestly tell you that the book will be more polished, more complete and, let’s be honest, a writer has to eat. I began the blog as an experiment because I love horror fiction and I’ve always had an interest in serial writing. I never expected to profit off of the writing I did here but I hope, because writing is my life’s passion, that you all can understand why I might want to.
And I hope you do buy the book, because select comments from the blog will be included as part of the story, your comments. The blog format will be intact and it should be a similar experience to what you’ve read here but with many new chapters and, obviously, an ending! You can also look super cool when you tell your friends: “I read the first half of that book before it was even published! I am ahead of my time, suckers!”
So there’s the reason for my (and Allison’s) absence. I apologize for not saying something sooner but it wasn’t really an option. I didn’t abandon you all for the hell of it. I understand if you need to hurl abuse, but try to understand that you made a dream of mine come true and that’s something I’ll always be thankful for. Please know that if you do decide to purchase the book, you’ll be supporting a very humbled young writer, not a scheming fat cat laughing maniacally behind a stainless-steel desk somewhere. Whatever you decide, sharing this experience with a bunch of generous strangers has been absolutely unforgettable.
I’ll be posting more in the future with updates, news and I’ll also be happy to respond to any questions you might have.
Allison’s story isn’t over. She’ll live in 2011 and I hope you’ll be there for the ride.
P.S. Oh right, there’s also a sequel.