Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Update on Attempted Rapture and Cry On Cue

After careful consideration, I have decided to retire Cry On Cue as its own entity and add it as a supplement in the re-edited "Complete Series" book for Attempted Rapture. Attempted Rapture: The Complete Series also includes Jaded Sapphira and both Rapture the Sinner and the Saint version. These encompass three separate books.
 However, as a few people already know, they were all connected by the same universe. 

For some reason, I strongly feel that Cry On Cue doesn't work as its own separate novel anymore, nor does Jaded Sapphira make much sense.  Adding them as part of a complete series feels like the right thing to do, even though it's going to make a massive novel of god knows how many pages.

They were Late Mitchell Warren's "Love Atheist Trilogy", all written in my twenties before I understood a lot about love, sex, god and life. Idealistic, not necessarily.  But perhaps very heart-on-sleeve realism style writing, which is not what I do anymore. 

I feel as if I've somewhat outgrown them in perspective, particularly Cry On Cue.  But I think in order to understand Jaded Sapphira, one has to read both Cry On Cue and Attempted Rapture: The Sinner and The Saint.  

This is why the trilogy works as a single book. 

Where is Attempted Rapture BTW? It's currently unpublished as I will be preparing a final, somewhat abridged edit, where I make it a little more modern and up to quality, matching my other books.

For most of my thirties, all I have to show for it is a small novel called Raining Cats and Dogs, and I will be exclusively offering this book as a free eBook. 

This leaves Gouging the Wound and The Song of Solomon in limbo.  I'm ashamed of Gouging the Wound, honestly, and will possibly recycle parts of it into the final episode of The Twin Flame (the novel I'm currently working on).  I just think I was too arrogant back in my twenties and wrote beyond my capacity at the time, for that particular book.  A lot of good scenes that never really fit together for a well organized novel. 

The Song of Solomon I might edit and release some day, I haven't decided yet. 

The End of the Magical Kingdom will remain four episodes, a tetralogy or quadrilogy.  Unlike Attempted Rapture and its sisters, I believe each episode of The End of the Magical Kingdom works as a self-contained book, in addition to a series. 

Also exciting: In 2019, I also look forward to starting audio books based on my novels - after I finish The Twin Flame.

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Here is the preserved copy for Cry On Cue, a marketing campaign I will likely retire in 2019. 

Fake Girlfriends, Split Personalities & the Dangers of Not Taking Your Meds"

"In the literary sense, it is my book. I structured the book, I wrote a lot of the words and ensured that the jumping narratives flowed together smoothly and were always closely connected so as to be understood. However, Floren deserves the credit as far as the byline goes. It's her story, a great deal of it is her life.

Obviously that collection, unedited would have been unmarketable and hardly readable. Not because it wasn't interesting. More like, it was just too interesting. Too much for a reader to digest. Floren is mentally ill and possibly sociopathic. She may well have a psychological condition that doctors have not discovered yet. Not to be rude or anything, but any man who marries her would kill himself slowly--not even quickly. The woman is unbearable to be around for any length of time.
That said, I still found her interesting in that science lab gawking sort of way.  So one of my assignments was to make this strange, impenetrable story written by a mad woman somewhat readable and understandable for a mainstream audience.

I don't know if I meant it to evolve into this James Joyce-esque cataclysm of vitriol and parody, but the more the story pressed on, the more Floren's insanity affected the narrative. She has no concept of time, even as a real person, so the book flows in this sort of surreal heavenly escapade...you know if heaven were fill of dildos.  Er, don't quote me on that. I think Floren's psychotic view of life also influenced my writing, even down to the strange words in the book...which very often make no sense. It is an authentic book, if nothing else.

What I liked most about this creative challenge was the chance to write an anti chick-lit book. That is, a romantic comedy, but one that the destroys the values of a traditional romance novel. A horror story crashing a chick lit novel is what it amounted to.

It's not a literary novel like Attempted Rapture or a  mishmash adventure like The Evil Princess. It's a troll book that tortures its audience and satirizes everything we hold sacred, from religion to psychiatry, to writing, to feminism, and of course Love. Basically an optimistic nihilist book."

Do you hate therapy? When people describe antisocial disorder do you think, “Wow, I just met my soul mate”? If you checked off yes to any of these questions, then Floren Felvturn’s anti chick-lit autobiography Cry On Cue is just the downer you’ve been craving.

Floren Felvturn, a virginal nymphomaniac, has come forward to tell her unflattering and bizarre life story to author and editor Mitchell Warren. Floren details her court-ordered therapy sessions, recounts her lost friendships with complete psychos, and confesses a secret so horrifying it could set postmodern feminism back 1000 years.

Mitchell Warren was somehow able to take hundreds of hours of Floren’s insane rambling, traumatic memories, and manic delusions and develop them into a semi-coherent adults-only book with a message. The end result is a tragic parody about love, life and the secrets we hide all in the name of sanity.

Audience: Adults Only...Preferably people who like confusing, weird James Joyce-esque stuff.
Category: Comedy, Anti-Chick Lit, Parody, Experimental Novel
Cast: Floren Felvturn, Paula Brakken Retsmah, Dr. Pera Rateur, Dr. Less Lamron and a hamster

Warning: This book is strictly of the love-it or hate-it variety. It contains graphic language, horrific subject matter and scenes of perverse nihilism. Oh yeah and sex too.

A short parable

Once upon a time, there lived a fun, loving, passionate and compassionate prince who was fair and very sure of “Happily Ever After.”   ...