Hazzah! There is much news to report, but first and foremost is the beginning of the new cover!
Below is the frenetic ideas from my rambling lips filtered through the hand and eye of Aaron Harvey (IG and Twitter Alias - @geekfilter).
I have been very busy with my little novel. To all those who are just starting out on Inkshares or are thinking about pushing their draft to the next stage, go on and make that plunge. Yes, it has taken me a while to get to this point, but as I look at my calendar and see the date getting closer and closer, I wonder why I did not do it sooner...because it’s terrifying. Onward!
The manuscript is in the text layout/proofread phase. There have been an overflowing deluge of e-mails and correspondence between myself and my editing team, and I am very happy with what has come out of it. With so many grand ideas on layout and design, I forgot about the most important element, the story, and here we are. After ten years of an ongoing battle with mind and wit, and two years since I first found out about the possibility of publishing, the time has come; December 2017, you will be able to take the U-Turn.
Thank you all to those who have helped me on my epic journey. Without all your support, I would still be trudging along the depths of self publishing, a seedy underbelly with no checks and balances, where good stories are lost to the masses.
Congrats to all those new to the Inkshares realm. including Jacqui Castle, author of The Walls are Closing In and six Inkshares Syndicate Picks. The Walls are Closing In is slated for Spring of 2018.
This is what Inkshares is all about, bringing to life incredible stories written by talented writers.
Be sure to Like U-Turn at Next Synapse for all sort of upcoming news!
Checkmate and rummy my dear gladiators,
C. P. Wyszynski
HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYBODY!
All things literary have been a whirlwind. I’ve recently gotten notified that The Punch Escrow has been selected as one of Kirkus Reviews’ 100 Best Books of the 2017. That is great news! But on the same day I learned that Goodreads didn’t see The Punch Escrow fit to be listed among their selections for the Goodreads Choice Science Fiction awards. What adds insult to a bit of injury is that some of the books that they did nominate aren’t even published yet!
However, there is still some hope. YOU can alter reality! If you read and liked my book and have a Goodreads account, it takes about 4.8 seconds (I timed it) to write-in The Punch Escrow in the Best Science Fiction category. It would mean the world to me. The write-in field is at the bottom of the link above. It looks like this:
All you need to do is type in The Punch Escrow (it will auto-fill) and that’s it—you’ve altered reality!
Thank you for everything you’ve done for me and this book. I’ll be writing a more comprehensive update on what’s going on with the film adaptation next year, there’s just a lot going on and I’m legally not allowed to discuss any of it. But it’s all *good* stuff!