Today's the day!
SuperGym: Get Fit or Die Trying is available for purchase starting today!
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In a world where Trainers rule and every calorie counts, you need to get fit or die trying.
There’s only one goal in the city of Famecili, and that is to become the ideal. Toned, tanned, and beautiful. The SuperGym Trainers are going to get you there by any means necessary. Health guru, Benjamin Pratt, hand-picked them to make sure you get fit or die trying. Come train with the best of the best. It’s not like you really have a choice.
Maggie is not the ideal. She’s not toned, tan, or beautiful, and she never will be. But, she is special. She has a special power that makes her dangerous, and her body seems completely resistant to change. Mr. Pratt loves a challenge and becomes obsessed with Maggie. He is going to do everything he can to make her the ideal. Maggie is focused entirely on escaping Mr. Pratt and his SuperGyms. There is a wall outside the city, and she is determined to get over it. But, is freedom what waits for her on the other side?
*Contains mature content
I've finally finished the final edit on Do You Remember Ella?, and it feels good. I've spent a long time on this story, and I am satisfied with the result. I made quite a few changes during this last edit, and the book has definitely improved.
The more I worked on the tiny details, the more I began to think that I was looking at the wrong market. The book's main character is a teenager, but I don't think that is enough to qualify it as YA fiction. It's a horror novel. I'm not surprised. Horror has always been my favorite genre. I've changed the way I'm going to market the book, and I've also changed the cover. Overall, I am very happy with the result.
I'm happy to be on schedule for the December 6th release. I'm excited to get the book out there!
Somehow, all of my most time-consuming projects happen in November. One of my busiest months in the entire year. Right now I am balancing three shows (two of which go up in December), and I am doing the final edit on my book. The other books have been put on the back burner for now.
Editing is going slow. I've set editing goals, but I haven't been completely successful in meeting them. Because I am self-publishing, I can push back my release date, but I really don't want to. I want it out before the end of the year. The release date is a nice way to keep the project at the forefront of my to-do list. It keeps me focused. Sort of. I'm procrastinating right now, but at least I feel an urgency to get back to it ASAP.
I do like being busy. Not all the time, but I like the occasional three months of creative craziness. I can't really complain when all of my work involves using my creativity in numerous ways. I believe that you have to exercise your creativity like a muscle to keep it strong and flowing. I never enjoy having a lull in projects. Luckily, I have so many right now that I will be busy until summer, and by then I'll probably have some more.
DECEMBER 1, 2014
Em is a writer, theatre director, and hiker. She likes mixing horror with magical realism and adding sci-fi twist.