I published this in 2016. I got it done according to my strict publication schedule, but was never happy with it, so not long after it went up, I pulled it.
I've spent a couple of days going through the plot scene by scene (as opposed to an entire month, thanks to my new writing schedule) and discovered why I was never happy with it.
There's a lot of self-exploration, but not enough action. And there's a problem with the emotional changes of the characters. Lots of emotion, but pretty much the same ones getting more intense all the way through.
Despite getting the cover ready and offering copies to subscribers, I won't publish a book I know has major problems.
I'm going to spend a few days working on the plot now and see what happens. I'll update on that here in the days and weeks to come.
The Chair, however, is finished, and it will be my Halloween gift to the world, on offer at the end of the month. You can look for that around October 31st and there'll be reminders here, on my list, and on Facebook and Twitter.
Like The Body, The Chair, admittedly, is not an entirely new novella. It has been kicking a ball against a wall on Amazon for a while, mostly due to my desire to get several books out in a co-ordinated fashion.
The Body: Go! I'll only slow you down.
The Chair: I'm not leaving you!
1 year later.
The Body: I warned you.
The Chair: Whatever. You done yet or what?
So, grab The Chair now, or get it free for Halloween and sign up for a reminder.
I'll let you know about The Body, but thanks for sticking with me in the meantime!
I'm Dean Clayton Edwards, author of dark fiction stories, novellas and novels.