Monday, August 25, 2008

Good Company

Check out this link and see if you see anyone named J.F. Lewis on it.

As the article says, this is not the ballot, but it's still cool. And just check out the folks I'm on the list with! Wow!


Monday, August 18, 2008

And Now... We Wait

In case you were wondering, that nervous "I hope this is as good as I think it is" feeling you get (or *I* get anyway) when submitting the revised novel manuscript to your editor is exactly the same the second time around. The novel grew by about 18,000 words (lots of which were new Talbot scenes) and it's a better novel for having undergone the process.

My favorite addition to the revised manuscript for ReVamped? Getting to show Talbot in full "supernatural combat mode" a book earlier than I had originally intended... though the Eric and Talbot buddy scene near the end was fun to write, too.

The weirdest thing about this set of revisions? They were much harder. I was stuck for several weeks on how to accomplish a requested change and I'm not exactly certain why. I was much busier this time around - running to cons and such - which may account for part of it... and I did have to make a substantial change to the way I did edits for STAKED, but when it clicked, I had the exact same "I'm an idiot! All I need to do is roll these four fixes together, insert these six scenes, revise these three scenes, and it fixes X,Y, AND Z while paralleling Q!"

In any case, the revised manuscript was sent out in a timely fashion... slightly before the deadline. Yay, team!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

We're traveling back in time...

...over at the League of Reluctant Adults.

In short, I forgot to blog yesterday, so I backdated the post. Wanna know what I did on my birthday? You can find out here.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Possible Last Call

I'm still caught in the midst of rewrites for ReVamped (the revised draft is due August 18th, 2008), but I wanted to do a quick t-shirt update. We are now out of of mediums and XXXXL. I think we still have one large and several XL, XXL, and XXXL. If you are interested in having your very own WELCOME TO THE VOID 2008 t-shirt (like the one Eric wears in the book), you might want to act soon.

Supplies are dwindling and once these are gone, we won't be making any extras of the 2008 shirt. You can order one here.

BTW, I think folks are going to be very happy with the second book. In ReVamped, we even get to see Talbot's full transformation.