Never really meant to go dark like that. A few unrelated – that is, closely related – things happened at once I was left to manage them.
Firstly, the revised, re-edited, and re-covered edition of my first novel, “The Fourth Law,” is now loose in the wild! I am once again thankful to my copyeditor for all her hard work. In close relation to that…
At the suggestion of another writer, I am going to try serializing T4L on wattpad for a couple of weeks to see if it gets any traction. So, if you’re too cheap to spring for the ninety-nine cents for the Kindle edition, and too lazy to post a review afterward, you can read along for free for at least another ten days.
While I was setting all that up, my copyeditor delivered the re-edit of “Echoes of Family Lost.” I applied most of her recommendations – I’ll never say ‘Asian’ for ‘Oriental’! – and should have the physical proof copy of that in my hands tomorrow. If all’s well, it shall be re-released by this weekend.
Not wanting her idle and, besides weekends, not having a day off since January, I made a four-day weekend out of this last. I’ve been doing the work of 1.6 people since the end of December and I needed a tanjed break. Besides sleeping until noon I also have nearly finished my editing pass of what was ‘Defiant’ and is now “The Saga of Nichole5: Friend & Ally.” I’ll need a cover for that so shall be setting up another campaign on 99designs in a couple of weeks.
Actual writing-wise, a year after I said I would I am finally typing out as much of the oral history of my father-in-law as I can recall, especially as regards his service in WWII and time in Hungary’s gulag. Hopefully I can get all the basics complete in no more than three weeks… I still want to know more about Gary’s younger sister, Faustina.
So again, apologies. I’ll try to do better in the coming days!
My free webnovel of “Defiant” is now no longer available. In a few months it shall return as a proper, edited novel with a proper cover. On the drive home today – from a long, awful, day at work – I’ve glimpsed a title. Perhaps I’ll create a poll on Gab.ai to see which way the winds are blowing?
Anyway, the tentative title for the webnovel formerly known as Defiant is now:
“The Chronicles of Nichole5:
Part 1 – Friend and Ally”
If there’s a part one, that forces me to write a part two! At the bottom of the cover I’ll add “A Novel of Machine Civilization” to let the unsure know it’s a part of my future history.
Didn’t find anything else wrong with the re-edit of The Fourth Law. I need to add two pages, at my wife’s very good suggestion, and get that off to Createspace. But… tomorrow. Too tired now and I don’t want to bugger up my pdf files.
Yes, yes: Lily and Arpad’s lunch! I know!
Wrote a little Saturday. Had to install some plastic sheeting to keep our under-deck dry as well as a new ballast in the garage. Lily and Arpad are eating lunch on the roof of her hospital. The last time she did that with a guy he died about ten pages later. Best to take my time, there.
While I shall most definitely be returning to this story, I’ve also finished checking my proof of the 2nd edition of The Fourth Law. I’ll be featuring that throughout this week with excerpts from the book.
In the mean time, proof that I can use a screwdriver.
Continue reading “MeatSpace”
Because titles should be pretentious.
Subtitle? Do your homework!
At long last, I am very pleased to announce the release of my fourth book – and third novel – of Machine Civilization: “Cursed Hearts.” The paperback is available via Amazon and Goodreads.
To make it easier for y’all to celebrate along with me, all three novels, in their ebook form, are available at Smashwords for only US$0.99 each! (note: you might need to toggle Adult Content: On in the upper right to see CH)
Thanks for everyone’s support and encouragement!
Europa’s appearance was originally in Part 4, but the break didn’t fit. This installment is a little shorter, but my action sequences always are. You’ll see more of that next week once ‘Cursed Hearts’ is commercially available.
Editing of Proof Copy this weekend. Shall I come back to Logres & Europa? Move onto something else? I get many ‘Likes,’ but comments & quesions are very welcome, too!
Continue reading “Pirate Twins, 5; End Act I”
Via Smashwords, my first two novels are now available in a much wider variety of ebook formats.
The Fourth Law.
Echoes of Family Lost.
*Obligatory oblique reference.