04 April 2016

Another instance of committing book

Cover art for Safely You Deliver, Commweal series book number three.
Cover art for Safely You Deliver, Commonweal #3

Egalitarian heroic fantasy.  Family, social awkwardness, and a unicorn.

Available via Google Play Books. (Google Play Books suffering mitigation for ePub downloads.) 

Also available via: 
NOT available via iBooks/the Apple Store because:

The error is regarding the description of the book. Apple has reported the following regarding the description you've provided for this book: 
Egalitarian heroic fantasy. Family, social awkwardness, and a unicorn. 
Apple formatting guideline 5.1 & 5.2: The description must be a unique, accurate and complete representation/explanation of the book's content. Incomplete. The description must be complete and should not only repeat information already provided in the metadata.
Draft2Digital doesn't do per-store descriptions, and Apple certainly doesn't get to insist on spoilery descriptions or define the description of the book used across every sales platform (much as they might like to do so).  So this one, regrettably, won't be up on the Apple Store.

There are more Draft2Digital platforms and as they are observed to be available I'll add them to the list.

I would ask that everybody please avoid spoilers in the comments.

10 March 2016

The release date isn't today.

The release date is 2016-04-04.

By then I will, in some technical sense involving the number three and the cardinality of books, have committed trilogy. Though I should like to note firmly that there's no structural sense of trilogy involved; it's a series, and it's proceeding onward.  (Presuming I do so, in any case.)
Commonweal novel covers
The poor anti-panda never quite showed on the cover for _A Succession of Bad Days_.  Which is a pity, because it was (I thought) suitably creepy.

(Sample chapters?  Well, the first few chapters are very short, and I think it would be unkind.  It's also the sort of thing that can rather throw the pacing of a book off, at least in my experience.)

08 February 2016

Since there may have been some confusion...

This is the best place to follow for notice of future releases of my books, Commonweal or otherwise.

I'm presently writing #4, provisionally "Under One Banner", and intermittently posting about the progress of writing it.  It's late, because it should have been done before #3, "Safely You Deliver", went to the copy-editor.

"Safely You Deliver" is expected to escape into the wild in April sometime.  (Yes, that would be April of 2016.)  This would maintain the vaguely-annual schedule I've been aiming for.

May no ill thing arise.

31 January 2016

Plausible simulacrum of progress

Word count screenshot for 2016-01-31
13,418 is pretty poor for January.   Less than half the goal rate.  Though this is all of Eugenia's narrative thread, and now I get to go write Blossom's, which could theoretically be easier.  I've had longer to get to know Blossom.

On the plus side, _Safely You Deliver_'s first-stage copy edit came back and got turned around.  The cover designer has been activated, quotation permission has been obtained, and it's feeling disturbingly real.

01 January 2016

Two hours late, and two thousand words short

Word count screenshot for 2016-01-01
56969 - 44859 = 12110
2016-01-01 - 2015-12-18 = 14

So ~ 85% of the goal rate.  Not too bad.  And that's the end of Eugenia's first narrative arc, so it feels like actual progress.

18 December 2015

Commonweal #4 current status 2015-12-18

word count screenshot for 2015-12-18
44859 - 27966 = 16893
2015-12-18 - 2015-11-22 = 26

So about 65% of the desired rate.  Still, not nothing and much of it is lamentably philosophical.

09 December 2015

Call for typos

I have excellent readers and they send me typos and formatting infelicities so I can fix them.  (And if I've received them I have fixed them.  Thank you, one and all.)

The current idea is to publish updated epubs of  The March North or A Succession of Bad Days around about the Gregorian new year.

So if you have any typeaux or formatting niggles that you'd like to be fixed and you don't know that I have them, please do feel free to stick them into the comments should you be so inclined.