Eternal Retribution

Well, got my first galley back last week-ish.  Went over it a bit and found some more typos.  Good thing the first round is free.  I’ve sent in my changes, so now I have to wait for the second galley to come back and to cross-reference my list with the new version to verify they’ve made all the changes.  Still working on the cover.  Had some trouble finding images that I liked to put on it, but they’ve been helping me out in that case as well.  It would be really sweet if they can put together the images I wanted on there.  It’s the only thing that I feel would really work for the cover.  If they’re unable to do that, it’ll (sadly) be text only.  They seem to know what they’re doing though.


Aside from that, things are going pretty smooth on this project so far.  Seeing as how these next few steps shouldn’t require any further editing, and only approvals, my updates can be more frequent, and this should be published hopefully soon.


As a gift to all my viewers, I’ll post a little something for you.  This one isn’t an excerpt, however, it’s the cover summary of the book.  Enjoy.


Tired of tied hands and red tape, a group of retired military members formed a private security company based in the U.S. Things ran smoothly for a while, but the heads of the corporation know they need to plan for the future against the inevitable competition for big contracts. So they put into action a plan with the potential to change the face of war, and science, forever. But if they aren’t careful, they may lose control of what could be the world’s most dangerous weapon.

Okay, so this is actually getting put up a bit later than I had originally planned.  But the game, sleep, the gym, re-filing, etc. kinda got in the way a bit.  But here it is now.  Yay!


Anyway, I sent out my materials yesterday to the publishers.  I did much more editing in part one than I did even the first time I went through it.  There were maybe 3 pages throughout the first part that I didn’t make some sort of change to.  It was mostly style-related, but some of the changes were pretty big.  (insert ‘Office’ quote here)  Still 164 pages, but now the word count is 51, 898.  So it’s a decent jump.

I’ve already had the company get in touch with me in regards to the interior formatting, and will hear back later this week on the cover.  They actually said they’d probably have a galley preview copy to me by the end of the week.  I really wasn’t expecting it to be so quick.  (see above)  I’m wondering just how long it’ll be until I actually see my book in print.  It’s already gone and stuff, but I’m still feeling kinda nervous about it.  Eh.  We’ll see what happens. 


I’ll keep those viewers I do have updated on the process as it goes.  I’ve chosen a ‘suit day’ photo from my trip to Japan as the author photo for the cover of the book.  I’m not sure just how I want to design the cover yet.  Have some ideas rolling around, but it depends on what’s available. 


That’s all for now, I guess.  Peace Out, Rock On.

Well, I’ve gotten some of my edits back, and made some changes, including a big rewrite of part one.  Note to self:  If six years pass between the time you last worked on your novel, and when you start it up again, make sure to give all prior work more than a cursory glance.  Especially if your time in between has opened your eyes to many new styles of writing, and has also given you a lot more experience in that field, as well as life in general.


I’m hoping to be sending the stuff out within the next couple days.  I have a couple more edits out there, and I’m hoping to get them in time for the shipment deadline.  Other than that, I’ve finished up the administrative data that I needed to get done, so hopefully this will go off without a hitch.  I can’t wait to be holding a finished product in my hands.

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