It’s been a little over a year since I started work on Never Leave A Trace, the story from which Trace emerged. It seems apt; last year I posted Never Leave A Trace on Halloween, and this year I’m posting its bigger, weirder brother on Guy Fawkes Day.
Trace has been many things to me: a meditation, a lesson — something of a theft, but then I think that’s appropriate. I’m writing this the night before it will post, and I’m surprised at how far I’ve come, not just in literary terms but in personal terms. The night before Nameless went live I was an absolute wreck, even though I was only making one sales-post page on my livejournal. Currently I have eleven webpages open that will need to update tomorrow at ten: eight on extribulum.com, three Lulu pages for the paperback, ePub, and PDF copies, and one on Dreamwidth which will propagate to my other journals. Despite a minor snag this evening with the PDF copy (now fixed — you can find it under the Free Books section of this website) I am remaining relatively calm. Things could still go Terribly Wrong, of course, but they probably won’t. I hope.
So yes: Trace is live and for sale. Buy my book! I hope you like it as much as I do.
(I hope you like it way more than I did when I was editing it.)