Mar 07 2012

Huzzah, Part 1

Published by at 11:30 pm under Congratulations!

Candlemark & Gleam is releasing Matt Adams’ superhero novel, I, Crimsonstreak this May.  I’m not sure which of his signature feats is more impressive–getting published or surviving a man-eating frog–but my panel of publishing consultants* agreed that the publishing deal would pay better.


*Three hobos and a bus-driver.  The bus-driver may have misunderstood my question, because he threatened to throw me into the street if I tried to pay my fare in frog legs.



If you’d like to be part 2 of the only series that combines publishing congratulations with man-eating fauna, please let me know if you have any exciting writing news to share.  (You’ll get a free link and help remind prospective authors that the light at the end of the tunnel isn’t necessarily an oncoming train).



I’m not sure if this counts as a preemptive huzzah, but I’m upping my New Year’s resolution from 275,000 hits this year (25% more than last year) to 300,000 hits (36% more).  So far, traffic this year is up 31% compared to the same period last year.  Thanks for reading!

6 responses so far

6 Responses to “Huzzah, Part 1”

  1. R. Foxeon 08 Mar 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Congrats Matt! Thanks for the post B. Mac. This is my first post, but I come to the site often for encouragement when I am tired or want to turn the page on the superhuman novel I am writing (55k words into it so far) and move onto other ideas floating through my head. It motivates me to make time to write, which is never easy as someone with a full time career outside the house and newborn baby. This post motivates me to an even greater degree, as it entails someone in the realm of superhero fiction actually taking that seemingly unobtainable first step for mere mortals in getting a superhero novel published. Congrats again, and Matt, keep fighting the good fight!

  2. B. McKenzieon 09 Mar 2012 at 3:34 am

    55K words is itself an accomplishment. Keep up the good work.

  3. Matton 09 Mar 2012 at 7:44 am

    R. Fox – Keep churning out those words! I don’t have a newborn, but I do have that pesky full-time career. I’d like to say I do nothing but write all day, but that’s just not realistic for the majority of writers.

    As B. McKenzie said before, 55K is an accomplishment in and of itself, so keep plugging away.

    I think Superhero Nation is a fantastic resource, and I come back to the site for tips and encouragement as well.

  4. Charlieon 09 Mar 2012 at 1:15 pm


    A while back I commented on one of your posts that I’m a 6th grade teacher, and I was launching a superhero graphic novel writing project with my students.

    Your blog has been hugely helpful.

    Anyway, the final drafts are coming in, and I wanted to show you some of the students’ pieces.

    Thus far, the strongest are Mae’s, Joey’s, Mehana’s and Drew’s.

    As more final drafts come in the website will be updated ASAP.

    Again, thanks for all the knowledge shared on this blog.


  5. B. McKenzieon 09 Mar 2012 at 1:31 pm

    I found Mae’s, Joey’s, Mehana’s and Drew’s all dangerously amusing. Much better than what I was writing in 6th grade. 🙂

    In particular, I laughed REALLY hard on page 15 of Drew’s. It’s pretty much the story of my life. And Mae’s is probably the best story based on Dragonball Z I have ever seen.

  6. Charlieon 09 Mar 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Thanks so much for reading and responding. You’re awesome.

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