With my copyeditor seeming to have some issues right now, I’m falling back on Grammarly and some proofreaders for the first edit of “Worlds Without End.” We’ll see how that pans out once I’ve a physical proof copy in my hands. Shame, really; Monica has been a source of strength to my works for four years now.
In the mean time, here’s the penultimate cover, from Jacoby Alley Designs. Professional, nimble, responsive. If any of my readers are self-publishing, please reach out to them for a talk and/or a quote. I’ve much to do: my deadline of 30 September is upon me.
I’m sure there’s a word for something like that. I’ll shoehorn this intro-short into the front of WWE somehow…
I’ll have a little banner across the top front cover that says “A sequel to Echoes of Family Lost” and include the same in the descriptor of the Amazon page. If someone wants to buy it anyway – and Lord knows I bought dozens of SF/F books as a kid, not knowing they were halfway through a series – then what’s below the fold should give them enough traxion to get into the story.
Need a good copyeditor? Monica is your gal.
Continue reading “Pro-prologue”
A planned real-world test of a reactionless thruster. These loomed large in Larry Niven’s Known Space series. If this technology proves true we’ll have the solar system at our feet.
Below the fold an excerpt from my forthcoming novel “Worlds Without End”…
Continue reading “Life Imitates My (upcoming) Works, Part Etc.”
Completed my first editing pass of “Worlds Without End”: formatting into 6″ x 9″, block-justified text (which boofed up all of my block-quoted text…), catching any gross rhetorical errors and plot holes… that sort of thing. In this raw form it is 263 pages; that will grow a little as I add the chapter breaks and make some plot clarifications for Part 2; right now I’ve just highlighted a couple of sentences to alert me on the next pass to ‘clean this stuff up!’
Speaking of the two parts, part one is called CODE:ASCENSION and part two CODE:DESCENSION, alluding to something that happens to two of the characters.
I hope to have my second pass complete by mid-week at which point I’ll run it through Grammerly then hand it off to my copyeditor. Things are proceeding quite nicely, for once!
70.6k words, three days before my self-imposed deadline of 31 May, the raw manuscript of Worlds Without End is complete. I shall make one to two editing passes at it before handing it to my very talented editor/copyeditor Monica San Nicholas. In parallel I’ve the staff at Jacoby Alley working on the cover. With the luck of a stainless steel rat and the grace of God, I might have this released to the wild by 4 July.
My liver is looking forward to its vacation.
Continue reading “Is the Order a Fork?”
This bridges to the last installment of Part 2. All that’s left is Gary’s visit with Robert, escalating to a meeting of some/several of the Council, and whatever political fallout there is of that.
Then they all go to Mass on Sunday. Henge has a seizure and Part 2 ends. After the resolution of the seizure; I’m an ass but not that big of one.
Continue reading “Sacraments”
When you and your Intended want nothing more than to mate like mad minks but have the honor, intelligence, and wisdom to not.
Talking politics is always a turn-off…
Continue reading “The Wee Hours of the Morning…”