Oh, that sweet sweet contract feel. Yesterday I had brunch with my lovely publishers over at Magic Oxygen, and signed the contract for the next book! We had talked about it in the past of course, but its great to have it down on paper so to speak. In the meantime I have been doing some sketching for the cover of that big question mark in the sky, it’s going to look real impressive.
As before, I have Phanuchanat Chareonsap working alongside me, an epic artist I met back in university. We worked together on the cover for A Cloak of Glass, and it’s fun to do so again. The text is still rolling along of course, numerous sessions in the early hours of the morning have been sculpting all those editing problems out. I will let you folks know more as soon as I can.
Continued my big proof-read of the new book the other night, and three hours melted away before I realised that time had passed at all. Life is funny that way.
On another note, we now have these fancy progress bar things on the right! I set those up today; they will let you guys keep track of just how far I am into my projects.
As you can see; two major projects on the go at the minute. First off we have the “85% complete” item that I swear to god will tell you about soon. I’m actually going to be working on the cover for that this week, but more on that later.
‘Tales from Aquis’ be our second item. I actually started writing that project waaaaay back in 2012, but at some point Children of the Crater and its sequel became the focus of my attention. Good ol’ Aquis was never forgotten though, and I have bounced back into it from time to time. Seeing as I have talked about this on my old art blog over the intervening years, I guess there is no problem giving out some details that are already public. I have heard the term hydropunk thrown around a little bit, but one could equally call it a fantasy story which just happens to be set at the bottom of the ocean. It actually started out life as a tabletop gaming story I wrote to play with some friends back at university, funny how things evolve that way. Suffice to say, I plan on giving it some more time when the more immediate projects are finished.
Mmm, that fresh website smell. Updated just about every aspect of this website in a big overhaul over the past few days, for I will be launching a new book this year! As for exactly what that is, you will have to wait and see. A storm is coming, shall we say? I have been hinting at it a long time, but it will totally be worth it. Over the past six months or so I have been writing every day on this project, so it is wonderful to see how close it is coming to fruition. We are perhaps 85% done?
I talked about it (very briefly) at the Magic Oxygen Literary Festival last weekend; a wonderful event in Lyme Regis centered around the literary prize that Magic Oxygen run. It was my first appearance in public as an author, so kind of a big deal. Anyway, enjoy what remains of your lifespan, and I will be back here with more tantalizing hints at some point. Maybe.