So just before the end of 2016, I finally finished what is surelyalmost definitely probably the final major editing draft on Television Man, my dark fantasy novel which is sort-of set in the Adirondack park of upstate New York.
So over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, with a little extra time off from the job that actually pays the bills (Lord knows writing doesn’t), I finally wrapped up the last pass of editing on the conclusion of Shards — or, as I am now calling it, The “Strings” Duology:
It was the best of times … it was the worst of times … it was time to read A Tale of Two Cities, that Dickensian classic, which I somehow never picked up until it appeared for free on the BookBub mailing list.
So this week, having ditched two other free books — one just for being poorly written, another for having a Too Dumb To Live protagonist (seriously, after the second or third time you ignore explicit instructions to stay on the path and not to talk to the monsters, you deserve whatever you get) — I’ve picked up Lore of the Witch World, an anthology of stories plus a novelette by Andre Norton.
Well I selected my cover art for “Shards” already — sometimes you find an image and it just clicks! This artwork is “Inhale Exhale — The 7th Hour”, by Emilie Leger. (Check her page for more great art, one of which is likely to eventually become the cover of “The War of the Ravels”. For those who are allergic to Facebook, she also has a page at deviantART.)
I am looking at four options for the title and author name text, in horizontal and vertical permutations. I am leaning toward the vertical ones, but haven’t decided which I like best. (Well actually I’m sitting down, but you know what I mean.)