Jul 24, 2016
All, thank you for the support. Things have been progressing well...
In fact, I’ve spent the weekend doing what I do best with manuscripts. I’ve been reading through The Professional Corpse and realizing little things, opportunities throwaway lines and jokes that will pay off later in the book and later in the series. Finding ways to hid little Easter eggs in the text which themselves contain other Easter eggs within them which in turn serve as tiny little clues to future plot twists. Why? Because I like to amuse myself. Also because a couple of them are good for character development.
I’ve also been combing through Creative Commons and public domain images and putting together promotional images for this book that’s caught our attention. I’ll be actually doing timed releases of them to keep some sort of momentum going, but here’s a link for you to see them early. Little hook blurbs for the main five characters. I’ll probably do another set of five in a month or so, each with a quotation from a different character. We’ll see.
On top of promotional images, I teased a fun little meta surprise for anyone interested in the last update. Well, now I’ve got pictures. For those of you who’ve read chapter two, you may recall a certain unfortunately designed business card shared over a bottle of wine. I’ve made about sixty of ’em this morning. If anyone would like one, let me know and I’ll gladly throw it in the mail for you as a way of saying thanks for getting in early. The phone number on them is even functional! (though now I need to add a passage about hastily setting up his voicemail to make it clear the character is awkward with technology and the rambling was a deliberate choice on the writer’s part).
Anyway, if you’d like to get your hands one of these business cards, send me a message, or more amusingly still, call the number (443.648.DEAD) and leave Jamie a voicemail and he’ll get that out for you ;)