Greetings, lovely people!
Happy Friday (here in the U.S., at least)! I hope you’re settling in for some weekend relaxation. Might I offer you some light Terminus-related reading?
While we wait our turn in the publication queue, I’ve been getting myself together and working on a shiny, new writing website. I’ll be posting new Terminus content - additional perspectives, unused scenes, all the varied aspects of communicating with the dead that are just begging to be explored. First up, a look inside the high-end auction houses that sell meetings with the famous dead. Check it out at the link below.
Next up, a priest! How would proof of the afterlife affect the religious? And why do I so enjoy writing weird stuff like this??
I’ve also added samples of some of my other projects and look forward to continuing to share more wild and wacky words with you. Check it out, perhaps?
Hope you have a great weekend! Cheers, y’all!
Greetings, Party People!
Hello from Editorial Limbo! Exciting things are happening behind the scenes and I hope to have some news - and even new content - soon. Just the opportunity to go through this publishing process - getting feedback and help from the pros, researching all sorts of mind-bending science, and getting a glimpse of all the exciting places that this could go - is a dream come true. And that’s thanks to YOU.
A lot of work goes into making a manuscript into a real, published book. There’s a great post from the Inkshares blog with the details here. As soon as I have any news on the timeline, you will too. In the meantime, Inkshares is putting out plenty of great titles. I definitely encourage you to explore and check out the new, sleek site design.
So I’m still lurkin’, still workin’, still sending you my eternal gratitude. Hope all’s well in your neck of the woods. And, if not, please accept this heaping helping of positive vibes.
Greetings, Lovely People!
Earlier this year, you helped Terminus reach the 250 preorder goal and secure publication! The manuscript has been turned in, initial feedback is good, and now we settle into editorial limbo and wait for the 2017 release date. Or so I thought…
As we’re all reflecting on the wild and wacky year that we’ve had, Inkshares looked to the feedback of staff, authors, and industry professionals to nominate standout projects for The List 2016. These are all projects that didn’t make it to the full funding goal of 750 preorders and this year-end contest gives us one more chance to get all the bells and whistles that come with full publishing. This includes a developmental edit instead of just a copy edit, marketing support, and availability - not just online - but on Barnes & Noble shelves!
Best of all, Terminus is one of the nominees!!!
So what does this mean? The three projects with the most new readers by December 31st will be bumped from “light publishing” to “full publishing” status. Terminus is currently in 6th place. Rankings are based on unique readers, so if you’ve already preordered your copy, you’re good. If you’ve been putting it off… well, now’s the time for me to bust out the puppy-dog eyes.
Whatever happens with the contest, Terminus will still be published in 2017. This is just another chance to swing for the fences, go for the gold, and get this weird little book o’ death onto bookstore shelves.
So invite your friends to the party! We’ve got sex, we’ve got drugs, we’ve got rock and roll! And lots and lots of dead people. Sounds fun, right?
Thanks again for the support, y’all! Hope you have a great week!
Hey there party people!
Greetings from the editing phase! It’s been a bit quiet on my end lately, but I assure you that it’s because things are happening behind the scenes to get Terminus into your hands. This part of the process does take a while, so I want to thank you again for your support and patience. It’s thanks to you that this story is getting published and we’re determined to make it the best book that it can possibly be!
I’ve started to receive high-level feedback on the manuscript and the positivity and interest in the project is blowing my mind. There are so many approaches to take toward the idea of peeking into the afterlife. I have pages and pages of notes on potential plot lines and characters, one-off stories to tell, explorations of the social, political, and religious ramifications of the Terminus technology. The team at Inkshares has encouraged me to expand on these ideas and explore weaving them in as subplots to the big, reunion concert between the living and the dead.
So it’s time for more weird! More twisted tales of those who linger between life and death! More human resilience when faced with the impossible! All my favorite things, really.
I’ll keep you posted as more happens behind the scenes. I’m looking forward to getting more feedback from the team at Inkshares, to really digging in and making the story shine. I also hope to post new snippets, to introduce you to some of the other characters populating this world. So inspired! Thanks to YOU!
I hope you all are having a great weekend and an especially HAPPY HALLOWEEN! May your costumes be clever and your treat bags full!
Good evening, party people!