Man, I have no idea what to expect. This time tomorrow, anyone who wants to can just snag a copy of I, Zombie and start reading. It’s weird how much trepidation I feel. This is the opposite of waiting for my first books to go on sale, just hoping they’d be noticed, that anyone would grab a copy (even if by accident). Now, I almost want to go off and hide somewhere while this . . . thing lurches out the door.
A few people have already received their blood-splattered copies. Tomorrow, the Kindle version goes live. In a few weeks, the book will go up on other outlets as well. Right now, I feel like I’m bracing for impact.
Very little of my anxiousness is the gore, to be honest. There are a few scenes in the book that I used for my own catharsis. I didn’t wrestle with my demons so much as breathe life into them and allow them to rag-doll me like Hulk did with Loki.
One thing to keep in mind, for those of you counting down the hours, this release is a little different from my previous ones. I normally get an itchy trigger finger the night before a release date, and I’ll go ahead and hit the publish button. This time, it’s all in Amazon’s control. If you wake up and the book isn’t out yet, it has to do with when they decide the start of the day has officially begun (after Jeff Bezos finishes his second cup of coffee). This is my first time doing it this way, so I don’t know what to expect. In fact, I think I’ll go crawl under a rock now and stay there for a few days. Happy Z-Day to you all.