No, no. Don't worry! I didn't delete or alter any of the stories. I did, however, change the order of the stories around, as well as grouped them into three parts. So now, it looks like this:
PART I: LITTLE ONES
THE ROLLER RINK
MY PAL RODNEY
PART II: IN DECLINE
A PRAYER FROM PENELOPE
MARVIN AND DOLLY
PART III: FAMILY MATTERS
I just think it's really cool that I can group the stories together like that. I hope it'll lead to more people checking it out. I really am proud of the book, and now with a much stronger story to start things off, when folks go to sample, they may end up buying it a lot more than before. That's the thought process, anyway.
Either way, it was really exciting to reconstruct IN DECLINE, even if it was just a matter of switching the order around some. It's amazing what a little change like that can do it for you. Will it work in the long run? Hard to say. Either way, the book is better for it.
(NOTE: If you have already bought a copy of IN DECLINE and would like the updated version, I think you can e-mail Kindle Support and let them know that a new version is out and you would like it. If you're fine with the version you have, then you don't have to worry about it.)