So, the signed and numbered, limited first editions - with sultry black sprayed edges - are making their way out into the world. The afternoon I spent in Goldsboro Books signing them (30 May) was a complete joy - not only is it a fabulous bookshop with that amazing book smell permeating its walls and … Continue reading Limited editions and audio files, oh my!
Like most hardcore fantasy fans, I do love a good map to help me visualise places, spaces and distances in what I'm reading. And I am, therefore, genuinely Christmas-morning levels of excited to confirm that Godblind will have a map! Said map will be created from a very rough, very awful, draft of a map … Continue reading It’s gonna have a map!
Completely thrilled to point you in the direction of the brilliance that is the Fantasy-Faction website, which is hosting the brilliance that is Godblind's cover art, complete with an associated waffle from me and insightful comments from Marc Aplin, FF founder and all-round awesome human being. Godblind cover reveal interview And for those who can't … Continue reading Godblind’s cover art revealed
So, I can confirm that final edits - structural, copy, line - have now all been completed and Godblind in all its glory is back with my publishers. Aside from a final proofread before it goes to print, the book is done! Written! Finished! Collapses in a heap. The next step on this crazy and … Continue reading It’s the ARCs, Mr Frodo! The ARCs are coming!
Last night was DHH Literary Agency's summer party. Held inside - and outside - Goldsboro Bookshop, it was an evening of improbably pink champagne (my head does not thank me this morning) and meeting the great and good of this weird new world called publishing in which I find myself. Having met only David Headley, … Continue reading Meeting the stars
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It's official! I have, really truly, honest, my-word-is-my-bond, agreed a three-book deal for the Godblind trilogy with Harper Voyager UK. Don't believe me? Official press release can be found on DHH Literary Agency's website. And on The Bookseller - ha, never thought I'd see my own name on The Bookseller. I've known about it for … Continue reading The big reveal – my three-book deal with Harper Voyager UK
The final round of edits have been completed and submitted to my agent. Or have they? How do I know they're the final round of edits? My agent may want more edits. The only way I'll know if they're the final round of edits is if I get more edits back. Or not. See? Philosophy … Continue reading Schrodinger’s edits
Day three of the edits, and the world outside the window has faded into blurry miscellany. There are only two tasks for the day: hunt down and kill every last semi-colon and ellipsis, and drink tea. One task goes better than the other. Crippled with cold-mouse-hand, the writer spots another ellipsis lurking in the text. … Continue reading Day Three
It's fair to say my impatience is reaching fever pitch. I so badly want my edits back from Harry now; I want to see his recommendations and how he can make Godblind even better. I'm desperate to get on with it - and pleased for the break. As I've already said, editing is hard. Still, … Continue reading Nothing to write – everything to write