Thursday, March 31, 2016

How Am I Supposed To React?

Yesterday will go down in the family archives as The Great Shirtsleeve Debacle of 2016, the iron pipe notwithstanding. How, oh how can I aspire to achieve truly unique and creative stories when real life continues to throw such improbabilities at me? There is no possible way that any writer could have come up such a situation. Even if they did, no one would dare put it in a book. The utter implausibility of it would shatter immersion like a sledgehammer. Oh, well. Back to the keyboard.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Content Editing Is Essentially Complete

Barring a few minor tweaks. I may or may not go back and insert a couple of flourishes, but the book is basically written. The line editing is proceding at a reasonable pace, conidering that I am trying to trick myself into spotting errors that got past my blind spot the first time (otherwise I would not have made them). But so far they are all minor. Only a professional proofreader would have spotted most of them.

Once my line editing is done, it goes to my main beta editor/QC reader for second level review. Then it hits the virtual presses. There may yet be hope.

I suppose averaging about one book a year isn't really shameful. Not burning up the road, for sure. But not actually embarassing for a worn out old fossil. 

Friday, March 11, 2016

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Recompense is approaching publication, and all preview excerpts on this blog have been deleted. However, any confirmed reader who leaves a review for either Athame or Wrath is entitled to a free preview of Part One of Recompense. Just leave a review and send me an email to morganalreth (at) gmail (dot) com with the link, or if you already have reviewed, just end the link. I will return a preview file in either PDF or Kindle format, as preferred.