Ascendant Stars: Stage Penultimate!
…which is another way of saying that the proofread is nearly done, mi amigos! Yes, the 5th (or maybe 6th) round of revising is almost over – I went through the full page stack of the galley proofs with eagle eyes, picking up minor glitches and typos and curious dropouts and strange letter rearrangements (as well as catching the occasional duff sentence construction which I really should have nailed earlier…). And once Orbit’s own proofreader reports back, the last batch of corrections will be applied to create – tadaa! – the final, glittering version of the story which will be pinging off your eyeballs from November 3rd onwards (and with any luck the audiobook version will be available from around then as well).
Next on the drawing board is the growing assemblage of story ideas for the next big project, which will hopefully be another novel, standalone this time, set in the Humanity’s Fire universe. Can’t reveal any details at this stage, save to say that it will knock yer socks off!
Also, I’ll be preparing some unique and tasty giveaways for a wee competition in advance of TAS’ publication date, which will come to the fore round about early October.
Other Posts of Potential Interest:
2 Comments already, do join in...
Feel free to join (or start!) the conversation:
Please be aware: the first time you leave a comment it will be checked and has to be approved before it appears live on the site (so there may be a short delay while we put the kettle on...)