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Book 3 Cover Update

(View featured image, Sol 1381 Panorama full size on flickr) Ok, yesterday’s “cover tease” post was pretty light on details. I probably could have added some content but I was in a hurry and wanted to post something. It was time. Anyway, long-time pal and internet funny guy, @dolske guessed that the image was constructed […]

On editing. No, really, I am going to talk about editing.

My last post I did mention that I was in the semi-last stages of editing the new book. I’m about a third of the way through it, and hope to finish this phase this week. On top of that, I have a few minor developmental changes to make based on some feedback from some people […]

On editing (not really, it’s about Mastodon)

Don’t you hate blog posts or articles that start with the subject, “On [SOMETHING]”? I know I do! I was going to write a thing about how editing books is hard because you have to look at each thing and think about it. After a thousand of these things, I have begun to stare obliquely […]

Off to the editors

Book 3, aka The Thing That Would Not End, has now shipped to my very brave editor for dissection. A select few pre-beta readers have also been given copies to pore over and study while I quietly hyperventilate in the corner. It’s fine. Once it’s been edited and I have my first round of feedback, […]

Where is Book 3? Status Update

Lately, I’ve been getting asked when Book 3 of the New Providence Series is going to be out. I owe you all an update on its progress. It’s in the final stages right now. I have about 5k words left to wrap the thing up. I’m going to go back through it for a round of quick […]

Boxing Week Deals, Paperback Edition

For the final week of 2016, I’m selling Trajectory Book 1 for $0.99 in the US, £0.99 in the UK. And we have a new addition to the product page. Trajectory Book 1 is now available in Paperback for the first time! It’s a 5.25″x8″, glossy cover from Kindle Paperback. I spent a couple of […]

Countdown Deals, Marketing and November

M45 - The Pleiades

This week, you might have seen a number of Twitter or Facebook ads show up in your stream for Trajectory Book 1. While I didn’t pick friends directly, it means the ad targeting “sciency, tech-savvy, smart-looking people” found you and included you in the population. There just aren’t that many of you on the planet. The […]

Mars. Europa. Rosetta.

(featured image, Seasonal Streaks, Mars HiRISE, NASA/JPL/U.Arizona via Astronomy Picture of the Day) Sometimes it really does feel like we’re living in the future. As a kid, growing up, I remember reading Astronomy magazine back in the late 70s and early 80s. The eggheads at NASA and the JPL (mad hearts!) had our future all mapped-out […]

Q3 Squad Goals Roundup, Q4 Proposals

A few years ago, around this time in September I’d have to write some emails with subject lines like the one above this post. It was always a teeth-gnashing exercise in frustration that made me question the rightness of a universe where difficult engineering tasks needed to be broken up into easily-digestible, 3-month chunks, then further […]