I finished my novel about two years ago, and didn't have any significant events until this February, when I listed a copy of it on eBay for 99 cents, including my first autograph. I was upfront about how I haven't been published yet, so bidding on my work was a gamble; if I never get published, then financially, it's just so much kindling.
You may already know of that, because Rob made the auction his Plug that week, and the book sold to a US Airman in Nevada for $287.50.
On his advice, I'm now serializing the book, putting it up here
at a rate of one chapter per week - a process that has led to publication for at least one other new author. I'm also posting in appropriate portions of communities I've participated in for a while. The last thing I want to do is spam people, but I'm trying to get the word out.
So, if you're interested, here's a blurb on the book's contents:
The prophet Sheralys has had a finger in every pot for the last five hundred years. Things are now coming to a boil; it looks bad but she’s finally in position to summon the right hero to straighten things out.
Enter Derek Kazenushi, cyborg. Derek's unsure of how he got a ship, and is confused about the possibly tragic fate of his home planet. Now he's stuck on a warped world of fantasy creatures, magic, and ruins.
He doesn't have much time to sit around, though, because Sheralys dropped him in an area owned by hostile aliens. Fortunately, she also sent him a human companion – a young woman named Mycah. He's as strange to her as she is to him, but the two forge a careful friendship as they dodge orcs, fight vampires, and deal with the disastrous consequences of Derek's naivety.
Because Derek's never had to work for anything in his life. He doesn't understand cruelty, neglect or starvation. He has to learn fast, and decide carefully: which of his ideals can be kept, and which will get him killed?
If you read it and like it enough, please tell friends to check it out if you think they'll be interested. Also feel free to contact me with questions and comments. I tend to hang out in the Erfworld Chat quite a bit.