'Fall Of The Hammer' inches yet closer to release. Just a few lingering changes, and a lesson learned from same.
I haven't yet received the proof copy of the dead-tree version of Fall Of The Hammer, but I have already found and fixed some changes in the manuscript, They are minor, but they're of the kind that the way something is worded can make a major difference. Words meant for one character mean something entirely different when spoken by another -- especially when it's the other character who is the one best suited to speak them. Trebly so when it's in a part of the book that sums up so much of what you want from it. That kind of thing.
If all goes well, I should be able to get the proof copy in (mostly for the sake of checking margins, cover, etc.) later today or tomorrow. Any other changes I spot in the text will go back into the Kindle edition. And so with any luck, we should have all this ready to land in people's laps right after Labor Day or so.
A discussion of the themes in my new novel, and how they are embodied there.
Last time I posted in this series, I talked about the characters, major and supporting. This time around, I'll run down some of the major themes in the story as I saw them.
A discussion of the supporting cast in my new novel, and the roles they play.
Last time I posted in this series, I introduced a few of the main characters: Jotham, the protagonist; his sorcerer comrades Miss Mab and İlhan; and their acquaintances in crime Teryl Heylinde and Gapardino. Along the way, they encounter a slew of other important folks:
Awaiting a proof copy of my new novel "The Fall Of The Hammer".
Come Friday or so (these days, I'm not sure I can trust even the speed of light to be consistent), there should be the thud of a parcel hitting my doormat, and inside will be the proof copy for the recycled-trees version of The Fall Of The Hammer. If all looks good, I'll make publishing links live for both it and the Kindle edition, as I want both to go live simmulmultannyusly.
I've launched the blog landing page for my new novel, The Fall Of The Hammer! Orders will be taken real soon now!
Right now all there is to see is the blurb page and the previous blog posts discussing it, along with a link to all the Behind The Scenes discussion (which I encourage you to read, they're two tons of fun).
I should have actual purchase links up in a week or so, as I still need to get back a proof copy of the dead-tree edition and make sure that's all copacetic. But the Kindle edition should launch real soon now.
After this, I'll be going back through my catalog in reverse chronological order and reissuing previous titles under the Infinimata Press imprint (as opposed to the now-defunct Genji Press imprint). In some cases I'll be reworking the cover art; in others, I'm leaving well enough alone.
This was a fun book to write, and I hope it's also a fun book to read. They should all be like that, shouldn't they?
An introduction to the roster of characters for my new novel, starting with the main characters.
In my previous installment in this series, I talked about how the major influences on my forthcoming novel The Fall Of The Hammer came together to create the story. Now, to talk about the characters that populate that story, beginning with the main cast.
How everything from 'The Stars My Destination' to 'Streets Of Fire' (and even 'Justice League', in a negative way!) fed into the making of my new novel.
In my previous installment in this series, I talked about the major influences on my forthcoming novel The Fall Of The Hammer. Here, I'm going to talk about the way those influences came together to form a story.
A rundown of some of the other stories and films that influenced 'Hammer''s growth and direction.
Back in Part Two of this series, I talked about the bare idea behind Fall Of The Hammer, and the general outlines of the story it inspired. Here, I'm going to dive into some of the other media that influenced how Hammer took shape and direction.
The alterna-past setting and backstory for my new novel, 'Fall Of The Hammer'.
Back in Part One of this series, I talked about how I scraped my new novel's ideas from a couple of long-dead ones. The ideas themselves mutated drastically once I had them together under a new roof.
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