The Invasion of the Tearling: Well, I haven’t quit reading it yet! Actually so far this book is a big improvement over the first one. It helps that the Queen of the Tearling, Kelsea, is spending less time looking at herself in the mirror, moping over her appearance, and acting stupid (though she could hardly spend more time acting stupid because, really, she already achieved peak stupidity in the first book). But what really helps are the extensive flashbacks to the (barely) pre-apocalypse life of one Lily Mayhew, who lives in a burbclave with her monstrous husband and accidentally becomes involved with a separatist movement. Frankly, everything involving Lily is at least three times as interesting as anything involving Kelsea. In fact, at this point I consider Kelsea’s parts of the story to be annoying interruptions of Lily’s parts of the story.
So, this arrived in the mail last week:
So just before the end of 2016, I finally finished what is
surely almost 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.
And you know what that means: It’s time to prepare and lay out the ebook and dead tree versions. It’s not as easy as one might think.
Not to worry, everyone. I got my proofs back from the person who borrowed them, and they’re now on the shelf along with my other books and various sundries.*
From the “Just Too Late To Make It Into The Tuesday Post” Department:
I actually do have a final CreateSpace proof of Ravels that I had planned to take a picture of, but I brought both proofs into the studio the other day to show our instructor. A fellow student asked to borrow and read them, so of course I handed them over …
No, not this one: