My first e-book
I started writing ‘Remembering Jesus‘ around 1996 as a short story. It sort of wrote itself into its current word-count of around 27,000 words, which is about the length of a short novel. The writing process was much easier compared to the years I spent editing the draft. ‘Remembering Jesus’ has a twin story: the protagonist is also gay but he is the opposite of Jesus. The stories share a character, as well. One minor character in ‘Remembering Jesus’ is a pivotal character in the other story, called ‘Testament’.
Between the two, ‘Testament’ feels more like a novel to me because of its sheer scope. I mean, the protagonist’s story is divided into chapters that coincide with our history such as the First Quarter Storm, the Martial Law years, the EDSA revolution, etc. This is not a political story, though. Anyway, I think this will be my second title for the Amazon Kindle Store. And I won’t make this title exclusively available in the Kindle Store. It’s time to look at the other markets.
I’d like to thank Mina V. Esguerra for wholeheartedly answering my questions on self-publishing. I have known about Amazon’s KDP program but my short Q&A with her gave me the necessary push to prepare and submit my manuscript to Amazon. And now that my first e-book is out there, I am more than ready to self-publish my other titles.