Wherein Faustina shows just a little of the iron in her otherwise sweet little girl persona. I know I mention a dinner and another meeting but I think those will happen in the background and be alluded to by her while she frantically recruits and trains another 12,000 men.
Also below the fold is a poor map of what her world looks like, right now. The red areas are the city-states that survived the Breakup or, in the case of Huntsville, were rebooted shortly after. The blue region is what Faustina conquered in “Princess Crusade” (available soon!) and is under her personal dominion. The blue arrows will probably be her main axis of attack toward Vicksburg. But there will be many, many marches and counter-marches to bring the locals of the old Deep South under her control.
Continue reading “Council meeting, pt 2” →
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.
Formerly an exclusive on Gab.ai, where you can speak freely, below the fold is the cover of the my next novel. Monica is wrapping up her copyediting, so I hope to have a proof copy in my hands in no more than a week. A week beyond that should see it released to the wild. So honestly, call it two to three.
I really need to get back to writing Part Two!
Continue reading “F&A Cover” →
If you’d care to chime in on what you want to see as my next novel’s cover, please drop in and vote. I very much value y’all’s opinion.
Friend & Ally.
When she was young, she never smiled like this. Now that she’s older and has changed states, I wanted to pass this along. Made by Tracy Michallow of StarArtWorks. She and her husband are quite talented; please give them a visit!
I’ve paddled about my future history and have so far not come up with where I’m going next. I have to have an answer tomorrow, or I’ll die. And, what the hell am I supposed to rename “Defiant”?!
Continue reading “Apocryphal Henge” →
Parts 0-2 are already at 2500 words. Let’s go ahead and call this one a light novel or novella. Anyone wanna do the b&w illustrations for me?
Continue reading “MCD – Abandoned Factory 2” →
Apologies to Henry II Plantagenet. I’ve eleven days to decide a book cover between my two finalist. I’ve been stumped for two days and want to be done by this weekend to get published, soonest! A link to where you can take a look and vote is below. Opinions welcome.
They’re both so tanjed good! How to decide…?
It’s 2334, local time, on 30 September 2016. Less than 26 minutes shy of my self-imposed publishing date.
To borrow from Arkada at Glass Reflections: “ladies, gentlemen, and others, let’s jam!”
Henge’s Big Day!
Link to hardcopy once it’s ready. W00t for irrational deadlines!
With only seventeen days left to go in my self-imposed deadline, I just now figured out how to format the pages from jpeg to pdf and upload them properly to CreateSpace. I’ve been spoiled: for my traditional novels, I’ve used “Bookwrite” by Blurbb; a fantastic program, so long as you stay within its boundaries. As this is an illustrated children’s book, I needed those boundaries to be elastic, so after a few days, out that went.
Then it was a matter of re-scaling Claudia’s wonderful drawings. That took a couple of days to figure out… glad my wife told me to drink less: I was about ready to throw my computer out the window. I finally got a test of the cropped, resized, and split, pages successfully uploaded to CreateSpace. I’ll – hopefully – reformat the remaining images tomorrow, then add the little bit of text (this is a kids book, after all) the day after. Looks like the wife and daughters will be foraging for dinner the rest of this week!
Provisional cover is below the fold.
In other news, I’ve seen some huge character changes for my NaNoWriMo project this year; I’m quite pleased! Set in a part of MachCiv I’ve not really been to, yet, and something of a horror novel, this should be fun!
Continue reading “HBD! Update” →
I’m trying to get things sorted with a great illustrator in New Zealand for my next book: a little 20-page thing about Henge (pronounced “hen-geh”), the youngest of Machine Civilization.
In the mean time, I wrote a short about what happens there. It’s not much; the book will be better, but sometimes, you have to say something. As always, please forgive WordPress butchering my formatting below the fold.
Continue reading “Henge Crosses the Tiber” →