Saturday, October 31, 2015

Revisions Completed: Relic Hunted Mansucript has been emailed to my Publisher

It took a long time--longer than I hoped, but Relic Hunted has been sent to my publisher...for editing.

For those who might be interested. The manuscript went through six revisions/editorial passes and also three--no four--working titles, Relic Hunted being the last and probably the one that will stick. My publisher agrees that it's the strongest.

As it stands, the manuscript is a little over 145,000 words. Shorter than Relic Tech, but longer than any of the First Civilization's Legacy Series novels.

There is a lot left, from the back of the book teaser and cover art to be completed to the initial marketing efforts to be arranged. I already have two author blurbs ready to go...well, one of the two is on the way.

In any case, after writing the next scene or two (of not the first chapter or two) of Relic Hunted's sequel, I'll begin working on my next novel. I think it's going to be an alien invasion story. We'll see.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Where I've Been and What's Coming Up

Some of you may have noticed my absence most of October. There are a few reasons.

First, writing related, I have been pressing hard to complete the 5th draft of Relic Hunted (formerly Relic Rescue and Relic Track), before sending it to my publisher (Gryphonwood Press) who is waiting for it to be--you guessed it--edited once again before release. Actually twice at least as I'll end up proofing the galleys.

Second, you may know I am running once again for Village Council, and that has taken up a bit of my time, in addition to the responsibilities that come with currently serving as a councilman.

Third, with teaching...I had to finish grading and performing statistical analysis and completing two five page reports based upon the testing, grading and analysis of the result for the SLO pretest.

Of course, there is the regular teaching and grading that continues despite the SLO testing and analysis (to be repeated in the Spring), and family and church and e-course grading--and turtles.

Finally, I will have some interviews of authors and artists coming up in the next few weeks, so look forward to that as well!