This will be the final post to this blog. If you’ve come here looking for news of the Thaumatology universe, you need to go look up the link below.
Witches and Ray-Guns will be handling all news and information on all my books, fantasy and sci-fi. See you there.
I now have three blogs related to my stories and me. There’s this one, Steel Beneath the Skin, and Witches and Ray-guns. The original idea was to keep the sci-fi and fantasy series separate, and I wanted a blog for ‘other things.’ However, I admit it would be easier to handle things if they were all in the same place, and it’s confusing to some, so here’s the bit where I ask your opinion.
If I merge the blogs everything will move to Witches and Ray-guns. I will continue to put links here whenever I am releasing a Thaumatology book for a while, but the aim will be to stop that at the end of this year. If you’re not a fan of my sci-fi stuff you’ll get more announcements about books you aren’t interested in, but I’m not especially loud so I hope that won’t be a problem.
Does anyone think this is a terrible idea and will hate me to the end of days for doing it?
Not that kind of naughty, I just don’t believe in doing posts across multiple blogs like this… but in this case I want to be sure all of you get an opportunity to comment. So, if you do wish to comment, go to the link below and read and do so. (And there is a pretty girl in minimal clothing to look at so it is a bit naughty-like-that…)
I have to admit I’ve been sitting on these for a while, but now seems like a good time to share. Two pinups of Lily. The first… Well the shirt texture just screamed Lily when I saw it (and it turned out that the shirt itself is designed for models with… exaggerated features; it looks really crumpled on smaller breasts). The second is more of a Halloween shot and she looks so elegant in it. Anyway, enjoy.
So, I’m getting all the Thaumatology books proofread and reissued. Back before these things started making money I couldn’t really afford to have a professional work over my stories, but I’m a little bit of a perfectionist (not a really big one, but I hate putting out something which could be better), so now’s the time to get everything checked over.
Before I send them off, however, I’m doing a run through myself to correct the things I know will just need fixing anyway and to tweak a few things I know I need to correct. There’s a few bits of Devotik around that need correcting, and I think a few dates need tweaking. I’ve got as far as working through Legacy. Going back and rereading the old stuff is always fascinating, and it gives me ideas about future projects.
And it can be yours too!
Okay, corny, but it’s out.
Here we go. The cover artwork for Vengeance which should be available tomorrow barring unforeseen circumstances, like my head falling off overnight.
Well, it´s time to re-read all 11 books again! Book 12 is finally coming!!!
So, mrfg made the comment above, and I wanted to share some news which might be of interest.
Since I was talking to my wonderful proofreader, Kate, anyway, I broached another subject with her and she’s agreed, at least in principle, so I figure I can mention this. Kate is going to be going over all the books I’ve never sent her, hopefully finishing the lot by Christmas. So Steel will get an update, cleaned up and typo-free, but I’m going to do a slightly more thorough job on the Thaumatology books. Nothing gross is going to change. There may be a few corrections to dates which I’ve discovered don’t work (did a huge timeline of all the books before the latest and some things were a bit… off), there will be corrections of errors, and Devotik has developed a lot since it first got used properly in Legacy (I think). So I’ll be correcting my Devotik. I may do some new covers.
Thos who have already purchased the books on Smashwords or Amazon, should be able to get updates as soon as they come out (free!), and new readers will get nice, fresh, clean versions to read.
In the meantime, there will be Vengeance!
So, yes, this weekend is going to be final edit weekend for Vegeance and then it goes off to Kate for proofing on Monday. That means it’s about two weeks until release date and I need to come up with a cover.
I have been toying with a number of books to do once the sixth Aneka book comes out. I’d like to do the sequel to Ugly, but I’m not sure of the plot. What I have needs stripping back a bit and replanning. I’ve been playing with a cyberpunk story which looks promising, but needs more development. Right now I’m coming down on the side of Reality Hack seeing print next, but we’ll see what I think when I’ve wrapped the edits to Vengeance.