Saturday, June 22, 2013

Book is Finally Available

4 years ago I toyed with creating a serial on this blog of stories about my first dog, Blitz.  You can see my first post on the subject here.  

Over the next four years, I wrote over 50 different installments, cobbled them together to the best of my ability, enlisted some of the best editing help possible, waded through the self-publishing maze that is, spent way more money that I wanted or expected to, but have finally, FINALLY come to an end.  The book is finally complete.

By and large, I'm happy.  At 138 pages, I wish it were bigger, but I had no desire to water down the story by adding filler material.  Words written specifically for page count are annoying, and I didn't want to put the reader through that.  Likewise, at nearly $24, it is an expensive read.  I was really hoping to generate enough revenue to send off a decent check for dementia research, but after Lulu's cut, there's not much left.

Thus, it's not perfect.  But I'm proud of how it turned out, I learned (and still continue to learn) a ton about self publishing, and I'm happy to have brought this long process to a conclusion.

If interested in learning more, or if you'd like to buy the book, feel free to click on the icon below.  And thank you, YDP readers, for your support across all of these years.

Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu.


  1. Just ordered the book. The wife and I are really looking forward to reading it. Good luck with it and keep on writing. A continued thanks to you and your blogs. Stay well.

  2. Thanks for the kind words, Scott. Much appreciated.


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