Category «Bookstuff»

Proof One

For full effect, add an expletive of your choosing every fifth word. Unfortunately, I’m unable to do so at this moment, because I’m trying to save up on curses for the next time I stub my toe or step on a Lego. This is a bit of a good news, bad news situation. The good …

Most Useless Post

Good news! Work has started on the Dutch translation of As Far As Souls Go.The irony is that I’m doing it myself. Let me take you on a journey chronicling the events that led up to this point. As I’m sure I’ve made clear often enough now, I wrote the story in English because I …

Bottlenecks

Oh, I’m so close it hurts. The story has been done for a while now, all the technical bookstuff is done as well, I’m standing about six feet from the finish line but I can’t cross it yet.I was planning a book trailer. Awesome stuff, I promise. Worth the wait, honest. But that’s taking longer …

Teasing The Teaser

In an effort to keep you entertained, hyped, and involved, I struggle to find subjects interesting enough to be post-worthy. As such, I now find myself in the dubious position of teasing a forthcoming teaser.Or trailer. I don’t know what those things are called these days. Back in my day, if you’ll forgive me the …

Signs Of Life

As Far As Souls Go is now available for pre-order. Do the clicky thing here if you want in on that. I’ll admit… Not as exciting as I thought. Still pretty cool, though, but I’m more looking forward to the paperback. A tangible book on the shelf just looks cool, you know?  Still, it’s alive!This …

The Hidden Comma

I’ve spent the last three days going over the manuscript that was returned to me by the proofreader. I had sent it to her specifically for spelling mistakes and punctuation, which is not my strong point. She did a reasonable job for the most part, though I didn’t agree with all of her suggestions. Some of …

Choo-choo!

Humor me and imagine this: You’ve just hauled your overpacked suitcase down a concrete flight of stairs, through a tiled hallway that vaguely smells of urine, up another set of the same concrete stairs because the elevator had a sign that said, “Good luck, disabled people!”, and finally onto the platform of the station nearest …

Say Blurb One More Time!

Anyone who tells you writing the story is the hard part is full of shit. It’s a matter of sculpting a pile of letters into words and putting those words in an order that describes the movie you’re watching in your head. The hard part is dealing with all the shit that happens after you …

Crossing The I’s, Dotting The T’s

I thought I was pretty up to date on the whole doing-a-book-thing, so I was pretty confident going forward with the cover job. I dabble in graphics myself, so I was as complete as possible in providing information for the artist to work with. Confident that I had done my part, I closed my laptop …

Got It Covered

Cover for As Far As Souls Go is done, as I’m sure you’ve noticed.You know the saying ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’, right? Well, I’m here to tell you it’s bollocks. It’s the absolute first thing somebody does. If a cover doesn’t pop out, people aren’t even going to pick up the book …