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So, I finished Failstate either the day I posted or the day after. I won’t give any spoilers except to say it was pretty good and I am even more sure that teen romance is a bad idea.

But enough about that, you guys want updates on my book, right? Well, I have made an important discovery: self-publishing does not mean no waiting, especially when you are waiting for a friend of your mother’s to give you some pointers. So instead of just sitting around, I’m gonna get started on my next story. No, I haven’t thought of a title yet, and there’s one major plot point I’ve been trying to figure out, but other than that I have the outline in my head already. Check back for more updates on it later.

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Failstate

Who will be...America's next super hero?
A real page turner, I’ve had it for less than 24 hours and I am already over half-way through.

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Yesterday I borrowed this book from the library and now I just have to share it. It’s about a small-time teenage super hero known as Failstate who is competing for a license to become a full-fledged licensed super hero, but when one of the other contestants is murdered he must discover the identity of the villain who did this.

What I particularly like about this story is how the author has Failstate try to solve the mystery. Pretty much straight away he thinks he knows who did it, and it makes sense with the evidence, but I’m thinking “seems a bit early for this”. Turns out he was dead wrong, but shortly after that he comes up with a new suspect. This one seems even more likely, but that turns out to be a dead end too. Most authors don’t let their characters jump to such major conclusions, but John Otte has Failstate make this very real and believable mistake.

Of course, that’s not to say I like everything¬†about this book. I’m not to fond of the romance. It’s not that Failstate and his brother are both vying for the affections of the same girl, usually love triangles bother me, but that’s because I don’t want either wannabe lover to be disappointed, and in this case, that’s not a problem given his brother’s attitude. I guess it’s the fact that the main character is trying so hard when he’s a teen that bothers me. Just because she’s a pretty girl he wants to kiss her. Maybe later in the story he’ll realize that this is not good behavior or something, but so far it doesn’t appear that way.

As for my own story, I intend to spend pretty much the rest of the day working on getting it published.

Till next time,

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Archives and Updates

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If you will direct your attention to the right hand side of the page you will see that you can now sort my posts by month. All one of them.

Also, if you were hoping for more about my upcoming book, well, sorry but it’s only been a couple of days and I have had my first day of the semester and a day at the dentist, so nothing yet. But soon, soon…

Till then,

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In case you didn’t already know, my name is Matthew A. Steiner, and this is my website/blog. I am a writer and college student hoping to go into actuarial science, but this blog will focus mostly on the writing, as well as books and movies I want to comment on. I have currently finished one short story, “The Full Earth Race”, which I will be publishing as an e-book very soon. It’s science fiction, which is what most of my work will probably end up being. I’ll be sure to keep you posted.

Till next time,

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