Weekend Update: Free Books and Not-So-Free Dogs

Good morning, everybody! I’m back with another weekly update. Over the last two days I ran another ‘free book’ deal on Amazon Kindle. I do these every couple months, usually get a few downloads out of it. I usually announce this on Twitter but I forgot this time. So I went to check how many downloads I’d gotten, if any.

Nineteen. Hundred. 1,900 over two days.

I have no idea what drove this ridiculous number of downloads but boy did it make me happy to see! Now I hope that some of those folks will actually read the books they downloaded, and then that hopefully some of those folks will be inclined to leave reviews and tell their friends about His Name Was Zach!

Now for the not-so-good news: my poor Mr. Frodo injured his ACL last week.

We took him to the vet and after $500′ worth of X-rays and doggy meds, we were told it’s definitely a hurt ACL. Fortunately they didn’t want to do surgery right away. Instead, they prescribed 6 weeks of what is essentially bedrest. Mr. Frodo stays locked in our bedroom so he won’t walk around much or try to play and wrestle with us.

After four days of this he already appears to be doing better. When we took him to the vet, he wouldn’t even put weight on his hurt leg. Now he seems to be walking normally, though you can tell he’s still walking gingerly on that one leg. Hopefully the leg continues to heal with rest because surgery would cost over $1,000.

In writing news, I’m slowly adding to my work-in-progress. It looks like I’m redoing the beginning of the book, and I’ll probably add more sections told from the antagonist’s point of view, since she’s become so fascinating.

I have also reached out to my friend about a book cover for Creed: Mandate of Heaven. Not sure when that will be done, I don’t like to push him at all because he does really great work for pennies and this time it sounds like he’s got a great idea for the cover art. I only asked for something simple but he came back with an idea he sounded really excited about trying, so we’ll see how that goes!

And that wraps up this weekend update! Thanks everyone for reading this far!

Published by Peter Martuneac

Marine, Boilermaker, husband and father. I'm here to share my thoughts on all things political or philosophical.

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  1. Aww, I hope Mr. Frodo recovers! He looks sad in that picture. 😦

    Glad for all the good news on the writing front, though! With 1900 downloads, I have to believe you’ll get some reviews out of it.

    And I’m looking forward to the cover for “Mandate of Heaven.” Is it the same friend who did the cover art for the “His Name Was Zach” series?

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