A couple of weeks ago, word came down from The Powers That Be that Matt Harry, the suave and debonair head of story development for Inkshares, would at last be turning his attention to the three books that won the Nerdist Sci-Fi Contest.
In a month or two I can expect to receive a document from Matt full of suggestions on how to make my story even better than it already is. In the meantime, I’ve swapped manuscripts with the other contest winners — Katherine Forrister, author of CURIO CITIZEN, and Ferd Crôtte, author of MISSION 51 — and over the next several months, these talented writers and I will be working with Matt to make sure our final manuscripts are the best they can possibly be.
Once developmental editing is done, whenever that may be, the book will presumably move on to copy editing, cover design, and production design.
I will, of course, keep you updated along the way.
As always, thank you so, so much for your continued patience and support. I can’t wait for you all to read AFTER DEATH. I promise the wait will be worth it!
Hello to all of my amazing supporters!
I have good news. Inkshares has finished a big round of books they were working on last year, and they are now ready to start working on Curio Citizen! My manuscript is in the editor’s hands, and we’ll soon begin the production process.
There are three phases Curio Citizen will be undergoing. It is now in phase one, in which I have the pleasure of reading the manuscripts of the other two winners of the Nerdist Sci-Fi Contest. If you haven’t yet checked out Ferd Crotte’s Mission 51 or Daniel Lee’s After Death, I can tell you they are both really good books from what I’ve read so far!
So, I’ll be working with my fellow contest cohorts and getting all my ducks in a row while the editor reads my manuscript. After that, we’ll move on to phase 2 where we’ll assess what further work needs to be done, and then phase 3 which is the official editing phase. All of this is supposed to last around six months, but I will let you all know as soon as I do what the release date will be.
Thank you all so much! I’ll keep you updated with any important (or just fun!) information as we go along. Curio Citizen is still available for pre-order, so if you know anyone who wants a copy, send them here: https://www.inkshares.com/books/curio-citizen