Aug - 18 - 2009
Allow me to beg forgiveness for the lack of updates in the last couple of weeks. I haven’t had a day off in about a month and most of those days have been 10-14 hours. Things will calm down in another week or so and I’ll be back to work with regular letters to Peter, updates on the publication process, and anything else I can think of, not to mention finishing up the edit of The Fiddler’s Gun.
In the meantime, head out to your local bookstore and buy a copy of my brother’s new book, North! Or Be Eaten. Better yet, head over to the Rabbit Room store for an autographed copy and buy with the knowledge that more of your money goes to the author when you buy there than when you buy from the corporate fat cats.
The book is fantastic (as is only proper, it’s a fantasy after all) and I couldn’t be more proud of the kid brother upon whose head I used to sit and laugh.
Aug - 02 - 2009
I’ve had my hands full lately. I’m working 10-11 hours days, seven days a week at the old day job, and I’m trying to find time to edit and get a printer lined up in the few hours of the day I have left. Though it goes slowly, it goes well.
I’m about 2/3 done with my edit and so far I’m quite pleased with all the changes. There have been a few scenes added, and a few deleted, and a few trimmed down or expanded. As a whole the manuscript is far stronger now than it’s ever been and I can’t wait to get it out there so people can read it.
I’ve had discussions with a couple of printing companies and it looks like I’m going to end up going with Quebecor. They come highly recommended, I like their prices and, after inspecting a example book made to my desired specs, I’m satisfied that the final binding and printing will be a high quality product that I’ll be proud to put my name on.
The next step is to get all the paperwork filled out and set up a Rabbit Room Press account with them. Then it’ll be a matter of getting the edit finalized so typesetting can begin. I’m aiming for a December 1st release, which seems a long way off until I consider all the work I’ve got to get done in order to make that happen.
Stay tuned, I hope to get another Letter to Peter up sometime this week as well as the next chapter of The Wander Beyond