I received my proof copy of Crushes, my short fiction collection, by me, Eric Shay Howard. This book is already available on Amazon Kindle, but I haven’t had time to get the paperback version ready until now. I’m pretty excited about it!
I worked really hard on these stories for a very long time. I’m trying to get the paperback version out very soon, but I don’t want to specify a date just yet. I’ll let you know before I’m ready to push all the buttons and release it.
Crushes: Stories by Eric Shay Howard
These stories were written between the years 2014 and 2018. They were all rewritten a bajillion times. It’s nine short stories. They are generally about characters who are either in a relationship, out of a relationship, trying to get into a relationship, or not realizing they are in a relationship. Some people are trapped in relationships. I guess it’s about relationships?
Whatever. When I wrote them, they were just stories. I had to find the theme and put them all together. Now I have to red-line the proof copy and all of that. Have I mentioned that I’m in grad school and I work full-time? What am I doing to myself?
There are things I would change about these stories today if I was still editing them. I’m not, and so the stories are what they are for now. It’s just my first book. It’s um, not that big of a deal. I’d say I’ll write more fiction collections, but then again, better authors that me already have a million fiction collections. I don’t know what I want to write next. Something weird, probably.
Crushes Is Available on Amazon Unlimited and Amazon Kindle Now
Anyway, you can read the ebook on Kindle Unlimited, or buy a digital copy for now. It’s been on there forever. Well, since 2018. Just so you know, I may earn from qualifying purchases with the ad below.
I learned a lot about writing when I was working on these stories. I have some short stories available for you to read for free right here on my blog, too. I hope to continue learning about all kinds of different things. Right now, I’m learning about paperback publishing, obviously. Do you like paperback books?
If you like paperbacks, or digital books, or short fiction collections, or crushes, anything at all, leave me a comment and let’s discuss. I am curious which you prefer: physical books or digital books? People’s minds seem to be changing as the years go by, but what do I know? I myself buy more digital books. However, I prefer physical books if I really like the book. Sometimes this causes me to double-dip, but it helps support the author.
I’ll let you know via my Twitter page, my Facebook page, and this blog when the book will be available on paperback. Definitely follow me on Twitter because it’s currently my favorite platform and I generally make announcements there first.