29 November 2017

I should probably mention...


Under One Banner will be off to first-pass copy edit in the first week of 2018.  (Presuming the dedicant doesn't tell me I've flubbed it utterly.)  Still vaguely-sorta on schedule for early Q2, 2018.

The Human Dress is back from 2nd pass copy edit; Draft2Digital's deadline for "out before Christmas" is December 11th.  There are about 5,000 differences I need to look at and work has deadlines, so that's not going to happen.  I am hopeful for "before Under One Banner" at this point, but not much more specifically than that.

Also, I need to find a cover designer, the previous (excellent) one having been overcome by improved circumstances and departed the trade.

6 comments:

Mark Z said...

"overcome by improved circumstances" is probably the best reason. :-)

Graydon said...

+Mark Z

Absent "transcended into material glory" or some such, yeah. And it's not like I can claim the schedule was on rails _before_, either.

John Snead said...

Excellent news - I'll definitely give The Human Dress a look, and Under One Banner is (along with all future Commonweal fiction) on my buy instantly category.

John Snead said...

Since this post is about your books, I thought I'd mention this here. One of my partners recently reread The March North and had a fascinating observation - she had been trying and failing to visualize the scenes and characters in a fashion that worked for her until she hit on one particular genre for visualization - fantasy anime. This struck her particularly when Halt's howdah climbed off Eustace, and the instant she said this, that scene also struck me as being best visualized in the style of the Vampire Hunter D anime. From now on, I'll be seeing Halt as a somewhat creepy looking anime grandmother. I'd not considered this (visual thinking take a bit of effort for me, although one I've gotten notable better at since of late I seem to be writing lots of art guidelines for the RPGs I'm creating), but it really works for me and my partner.

In any case, I thought you might find this observation interesting and am also curious to know if that's how you visualize the events in the books. Also, I eagerly await more of your novels, especially Under One Banner.

Graydon said...

+John Snead
Your partner would not be the only person to find the books map well to fantasy anime.

While acknowledging that there's far more detail in my head than there is on the page, I wind up visualizing everything realistically. And in my head, Halt doesn't _look_ the least bit sinister. It is the immaterial senses than produce the varying degrees of unease.

D. C. said...

Dunno what you have in mind for the cover, but Ryan Bliss of Digital Blasphemy has done some quite interesting work that might suit you.

Or not. De gustibus and all that.