Articles from Cheeseburger Gothic
Just sent A Girl In Time off to the proof reader. Early next week it'll go a typesetter in Scotland for print layout. I could launch the ebook next week, but I'd like to have both print and digital ready to go together. Once it's sold a few copies and gathered some tasty 5 Star reviews, I'll get my agent to sell the audiobook rights.
Just signed a deal to give Audible the rights to do the entire Stalin's Hammer series as an audio book next year.
I'm not sure how long it will take them to produce, but I'm very much looking forward to hearing the finished product.
I've been researching print-on-demand options for the collected series. It looks like I'll go with Amazon's CreateSpace in the US, but with IngramSpark everywhere else.
It's no secret that I've been cranking the words of late. But although I've tweaked a few things in my workflow, I credit this bad boy, the Nespresso Pixie, with keeping me at the keyboard and on my game a little longer each day.
I resisted buying one for a long time. Long enough that Jane eventually rolled her eyes and made the purchase anyway.
I started blocking out the plot and character arcs for The Cruel Stars this week. I'd been tossing up whether to write WW3.1 first, but Cruel Stars is due in New York in April next year and with the holidays coming up my productivity will soon fall off a cliff. We're scheduled to spend some time in Sydney during January (I will try to set aside a day for a Burger catch up) and the getting kids back to school is usually a week's worth of faffing around too.
Those of you in the beta would know thaty he carries an 1875 Remington pistol. Just Jason points out that this would need to be cocked after each shot.
For narrative spoilery reasons I won't get into here, this cant happen. So he needs a revolver that a novice can just point and shoot.
But it needs to be period appropriate.
<p>Just dropped the epilogue onto the end of the beta.</p><p>I'm very happy with this book.</p><p> </p
Just loaded ACT 3.
I'm writing the epilogue today, and maybe tomorrow, but there's a complete story arc ready to go now.
You can search the document for ACT 3 or for Chapter 26 to take you to the start.
I'm close, but I'm still writing the big pay off scenes. Probably two chapters worth, and I've hit that time of the day when I go from being a writer to being a suburban schmuck who has to chase around after the kids and get the house in order for the weekend.
I could upload 90% of Act 3, but that would be cruel to everyone who's been reading and commenting.
Better to get it finished and then file the lot.