Phew. It's been a long haul. It was back in May that Otorongo came out and I had my mini stroke. No relation between the two events. Oh, no. Definitely not. Took my blood pressure the other day. 129/63. That's the good news. Lots of money later, not one single solitary copy of Otorongo has been sold. When I had a 98...
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pimenta:
Perfect 

Haven't been having a lot of success getting people around here interested in my book (as in none). Not sure why that is (or anywhere else, actually.) If any of you are familiar with Goodreads, I've started trying to reach readers there. Authors are allowed to review their own book, and that's what I've done here.

Anybody who goes on Goodreads...
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gunflower:
Sounds very Chuck Palahniuk meets Cormac McCarthy. I'm intrigued.

Somebody said they liked it! Unsolicited. So I'd given a copy of Otorongo to a friend of mine, and another guy saw it and said can I read it? So yesterday he just came out with, "I liked the book!"

That's it. First time anybody's said they liked it! So I asked him if he read the whole thing and he said...
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So it's been a strange year for the marijuana harvest, me having a little medical event last spring after planting everything and as a result of that having to give up pot. As in entirely stop using marijuana at all. Anymore.

Inconceivable but true. Pot is trying to kill me. Well, that might be a slight over dramatization, but if I didn't believe...
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woodsman29:
Sorry to hear that, bro.  If the buds are going bad so fast, you probably should just compost it.
jimlinsa:
Thank you everyone for being so sympathetic.  The hardest part is when I really want to smoke and I know I can't.  It's like giving up a whole life style.  Sometimes I can't stop myself, and I smoke, but when I do it's obvious it's not good for me anymore.  So many other good things in my life going on.  Just have to think about them and not so much about this.  Move on.

Have someone read Otorongo. Have them say they liked it. Have them say they thought it was good.

Still hasn't happened.

I joined Instagram. Following @porcelinna. Turns out she's livin' in SF! Had no idea.

Giants lost to the Cubs. After 10 and 0 in elimination games over the last six years!

Actually I'm feeling better about things. A little. Check out...
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caraphernelia:
she looks like a doll *.*
kittyqueen:
OMG!! Yeah!! It's amazing ❤️

It was a pretty good one. Got three stars out of five. Clarion Review. I think they're an Indie book outfit. But I'm not going to post it here. Enuf's enuf.

Lessons learned: 1) Didn't get a rave review. 2) Kirkus, which has the biggest clout, gave me the worst and most conservative, least enlightened review. 3) I'm only paying...
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Yeah, it's a bad one.

The question is, is it bad enough?

Something like "[Otorongo is] a vehicle for sex scenes, described every which way and involving every imaginable orifice."

How 'bout "...copious amounts of sex."

I like the way "Third Chakra" is in quotation marks. I don't remember putting it in quotation marks. Anybody know what your Third Chakra is? Is it
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Have to admit, despite having had no success yet, I'm enjoying playing with promoting Otorongo. I've never tried to sell anything before in my whole fucking life. But the main thing is I just love interacting with the fantasy world of Jim and Linsa.

Here's a possible cover blurb from the Blueink review.