Did you name Andrea’s Thingie yet?
The editor and marketing have colluded and picked a name… and I can’t announce it yet. Sadly nobody won the contest exactly, because in the end they did decide to keep Magic in it. ::facepalm:: But everyone tried so hard, so we will end up random number generating a winner for some sort of prize. We need some opinions: we can do signed books, we can do an e-arc of Fate’s Edge, or a beta spot.
Did you send stuff to remaining two betas yet?
I’m going through it to clean it up and you will be getting the cleaner versions today.
As an aside, I am so sleepy. I had to watch IT with Kid 2 past eleven and get up at 6:00 am for a session of algebra with Kid 1. I remember when I could exist on five hours of sleep. Apparently, not so much anymore. Also I should get “No, you forgot the minus” tattooed on my forehead. 14 and -14 are not the same number, damn it. Graph paper helps.
When will you publish Silver Shark?
Silver Shark is going through our agency and our agent has read and made small editorial corrections. I should get the file done today. I’ll email it to the two remaining betas for additional quality control. Meanwhile I’ve already emailed the CE, so depending on if the CE has time, hopefully you will get it in the next two weeks or so.
I did find a cool girl for the cover.
We will be getting something out in the meantime.
How can I read your e-stuff if I don’t have a Kindle or a Nook?
See the next post.
Where is the next post?
I will write it after I am done with this one.
I have many stories in my head but somehow I can’t get them on paper. I’ve tried but the wording never comes out right. If you have any advise (and free time) please email me in reply. Thank you so much for bring much joy into my life in these tough times.
The vision in my head never matches what I put on paper. Never. When we started Fate’s Edge, for example, the idea was to get everyone into the castle and have a castle heist. Instead, the book ended up being about getting to the castle. There is a fun castle part when everything is going to hell, and Claws of Bast from West Egypt turn into panthers – werekitties, meow, meow – and chase the Hand agents around, but mostly it’s about the journey.
I think that as a writer, you can never match the vision. You can only strive to get close to it.
If you would like a more technical advice, there is some on the blog already under writing tricks. Or, if you want to get more specific, feel free to email me, and I will try to answer to the best of my ability. Warning: it might take some time, because right now it’s all work and work and no play.