11 March 2011

Important Announcement Regarding Crooked Fang

Greetings friends,

In June of 2009, I started Crooked Fang as my way to tell the story of Xan Marcelles. It started out as a screw-off project, wasn't updated regularly, and really just made no sense at all. But I enjoyed writing him as a strong main character, whereas before he'd always been a secondary. He had a good strong voice, and he had his own story. So I kept up on it. With the support of my new-found network on Twitter, his readership grew at a respectable rate, and the feedback I received encouraged me to try harder, and to perform at a more professional level. I started posting weekly, even though every indication insisted that I didn't have the time. At the time I was also doing weekly flash fiction via #Fridayflash which I eventually halted in favor of more pressing projects, but at the front always was my beloved Crooked Fang.

Friends, readers, I've decided that Crooked Fang can indeed be made into a novel, and with the help of some very generous and talented people, I am working to make this dream a reality, even to the extent of producing an original album after fate or destiny crossed my path with a certain musician.

I hope to have this all worked out by October, or at the very least the album. The novel should release around the same time but bear in mind, this is all brand new to me. Those of you who know me know when I plan something I take years to execute it and when I do execute it, I set fires.

So I'm throwing down a match, watching the trail blaze up to the date I have in mind for Crooked Fang to become a reality. Will it glow in the night as a beacon? Or will it explode?

Only time will tell.

Crooked Fang has been posted for free to any internet passersby for nearly two years. As of April 1, 2011 that will no longer be the case. I have a Guest List, which is a personal email list used by Xan Marcelles “himself” to email his readers. Only those people will continue to enjoy the story's continuation and extras while I finalize the first draft and beyond, up to publication.

For any of you interested in joining this exclusive list to receive communications regarding the project and from the vampire himself, please email this address and simply state you wish to be signed up. This is a legalities to prevent accusation of spam, and there are no exceptions to this rule to receive these sorts of goodies.

You can also “Like” Crooked Fang at his gorgeous new Facebook page address.

For what it's worth, I'm excited. Scared. Amused. Very broke. This is not a tiny undertaking.

I think you will all be pleasantly surprised at the manifest of my team's efforts.

Kindest regards,

Carrie Clevenger


25 comments:

Laura Eno said...

Yay! Good for you. I will be first in line to buy Xan's novel. It's hard to keep up on a serial but I'm soooo looking forward to reading it in book form. No extinguishers allowed.

Marisa Birns said...

What exciting news! I wish you, and Xan, much success. His story is riveting and I hope that you do get it all sorted by October!

Hugs,
Marisa

anotherdayanotherface said...

*Squees with excitement* I can't wait! Not even a little bit! Well, I know I have to, but you know what I mean. :) I'm positively thrilled for you, Xan, and your team!

~SkyddsDrake/CJ

Cathy Webster (Olliffe) said...

*pushes Laura down on the ground in order to be first in line*
I am going to wait until it's a novel because I know that if it comes from the mind of Carrie Clevenger, it is going to be incredible.
By the way, you are really missed in fridayflash. Your stories were always among the very best, week after week.
Have you thought about putting up a paypal widget to help pay for the book? I know, it's kinda sucky in a lot of ways, but there are people who wouldn't mind helping you at all.
Just a thought!

Pamila Payne said...

Great news, Carrie! Dedication pays off, and the bigger goal is worth the effort. I've been loving the progress and amped energy you've shown. Anything I can do, just whistle.

Mandible said...

Best wishes! I'm relatively new to Xan's story (outside of his very entertaining conversations on Twitter), but I'm very excited to see what becomes of him in the novel.

Also, I agree with Kathy...I'm among those who like to contribute what I can to support the arts, and I like to occasionally send a few bucks in the direction of an actual living and breathing artist whose work I enjoy. Those who enjoy your work and want to see it get off the ground will, I think, appreciate the chance to help.

afullnessinbrevity said...

I see Xan as a "real person" through his interaction on twitter, so it will be good to read his whole story very soon.
And love, love, love the image. Great CD/book jacket cover.
\m/ >.< \m/
Adam B @revhappiness

Carrie said...

Hi Cathy,

There is a widget on the Crooked Fang site and has been for a year. [giggle] I don't get any donations though. You're welcome to indulge a struggling writer if it pleases you doll.

And thank you for the compliment! I appreciate your praise!

Carrie said...

Laura, your support means a ton to me as an indie author in your own right!

Carrie said...

Marisa, you've been there since almost the beginning. Your comments and praise make me smile week after week. And Xan thinks they're cute.;)

Carrie said...

CJ - Thanks for the support! You've been with him since the psuedo beginning too! <3

Carrie said...

Pamila - you've been an inspiration tickling Stein's ribs ever since Madge walked across my page. I love your work and will be pissed if you don't publish!

Love you.

Carrie said...

Adam and Mandible - He IS a real person to me! He comments on everything and uh, well we'll just leave me as the crazy lady with a big bassist vampire in her head. >.>

Teehee.

Chris Chartrand said...

This is an awesome announcement! Give em hell girl. Here's to great success.

antisocialbutterflie said...

We got your back baby!

G.P. Ching said...

Awesome! Let me know if I can help with anything. Have learned a thing or two on this journey and more than willing to share. Crooked Fang the novel is going to be fabulous.

Carrie said...

Thanks again. I appreciate all of your support. :)

Mari said...

That's a fantastic decision, Carrie, and I'm sure you'll have all support you need to carry it on. :)

Can't wait to see the final result. :D

Maria A. Kelly said...

Sweet! I'm looking forward to this! You go, girl!

Nerine Dorman said...

You go lady! And if you need a friendly eye, just holler.

Jason Coggins said...

You know I'm happy whatever way the axe falls as long as your stories are part of my life. And huggy shit like that x

theothersideofdeanna said...

Yes, yes, yes! Carrie, I am so glad to hear this exciting news. You're right - Xan deserves his own book. And an album too? Yes, I believe it is fate that you've met this musician to help with the project.
Good luck to you girl, but, more importantly - have fun!

Grégoire said...

email sent, eagerly awaiting more on this. thanks!

Laurita said...

Awesome news, Carrie. Good luck with it. I'm going to try to think of a way to cut into line ahead of Laura and Cathy.

Bukowski's Basement said...

Very cool. Good luck!