I need to lock in the information so that I can populate the Acknowledgement page for the Kickstarter/Backerkit backers. So, if you want in on that, or you already have and just want to grab a signed copy of REVISIONARY, now is the time to jump over to the preorder store and adjust your pledge. Once I have it locked, I can prep the book fully, get the cover info over to the cover person, and, you know, publish the book and everything.
PS: The pre-order store will remain open after Friday. But Friday is when I lock down the folks who’ll be listed in the books as early backers.
Going to work on the conversion process this week. We are rapidly approaching the point where I will have to lock orders on the Backerkit pre-orders, so keep that in mind, folks. Gonna be weird when TALES FROM THE FERMI RESOLUTION is no longer a project…
After I finish checking the stories one more time, it’ll be time to collate them and get them into a KDF-compatible format. From there we go on to the print proof, and I’ll check it all again. And after that I’ll pull the trigger, order the books that need to be signed, and away we go. We’re still on track for this being done by the end of the month, or close to it.
In the meantime, the pre-order store for TALES FROM THE FERMI RESOLUTION remains open.
Which would require me to have actual news every week, but that’s on me. In this case, this week’s entry actually does have some news about TALES FROM THE FERMI RESOLUTION: go here to read it, and here to sign up to the email list. It’s cool and fun! …No, really. We’re adults now and we can say what’s cool and fun.
I am now working out with the editor whether we need her to do a third, or whether the usual system of me taking a look, my wife talking a look, we order a proof and I take another look, and the post-publication revelations of every typo that missed the previous eight to ten rounds of scrutiny will suffice. Either way, TALES FROM THE FERMI RESOLUTION is ahead of schedule. So much so that I need to get cracking on the sampler. Fortunately, that and the cover layout are the two major things that I need to take care of.
The main book is written. Currently it on its second editorial pass-through, with 8/10 stories. So far, it looks like whichever structural questions arose from the first pass-through have been addressed. We’re on a real good pace here.
I have the artwork for the cover, and need to figure out how to turn it into an actual book cover. I expect to spend some money on that, but the budget can stretch to cover that.
The second short story sampler is as follows: 6 stories total. 1 story, more or less ready for alpha reading; 3 stories, requiring fleshing out; and two stories, about halfway written. Two original, four previously on Patreon. 37K words currently. This is pretty much where I want to be to make deadlines with time to spare.
Got half of the second set of edits back; have done 60% of them, and will do the other two tomorrow. Working on the story collection, generally trying to get stuff done over the holidays. And, of course, the TALES FROM THE FERMI RESOLUTION pre-order store is live. Feel free to pass that link around!
Also: happy holidays. Less than a week to go in this year.
Rather fewer of them this time, which makes sense, yes? The first pass-through is where the editor nukes all the really bad stuff; the second one is where felicity of style starts to make an appearance; and the third is apparently dedicated to me desperately trying to remember when to use the appropriate dash. I apparently have a dash problem, and a carriage return problem too. Which is good! I imagine it’s a bit of a burden to be perfect.
Reminder: the pre-order store for TALES FROM THE FERMI RESOLUTION is open, over on Backerkit!