Here’s another sneak peak in The Red Rook, the sequel to Dispensing Justice and the second in the Nova Genesis World series, as it draws closer to publication. This time, I’m putting the cover on display. With The Red Rook I’m introducing a new style of cover for the Nova Genesis series (see novagenesis:Dispensing Justice cover design for the in progress work on Dispensing Justice). If you are interested in seeing the sequence of designs that lead to this one, check out novagenesis:The Red Rook cover design.
Feedback and comments on the The Red Rook‘s cover are appreciated.
Previous Red Rook sneak peak
As the sequel to Dispensing Justice and the second in the Nova Genesis World series, The Red Rook nears its publication date, I thought I would share a few “sneak peeks”. The first of these is the list of chapter titles. I always get a kick out of naming chapters, and I hope you find them entertaining, not to mention tantalizing. Continue reading “The Red Rook sneak peek — chapter titles”
The first polish pass of Dispensing Justice is complete at 74,200 words and is moving into Beta. Time to start soliciting beta readers.
Taking a few hours away from my push to complete Dispensing Justice I went to see Megamind yesterday and was megapleased with it. It was the best supervillain movie that I have seen to date (Despicable Me being my second choice), although The Incredibles remains my favorite superhero film. In the pantheon of movies from 2010, Megamind rocks!
Megamind hits all the right notes, at least if you are interested in an action packed, animated spectacle. Did I mention that it was funny and sweet, too? I should note that I didn’t see the 3D version, but I plan on going back for just that. The only other movie to draw me back to the theatre this year was RED.
Megamind is well plotted, has excellent characterization, ripping dialogue, and engrossing world building. Megamind was fine tuned down to within an inch of its life. And in a good way. It even managed to surprise me a couple of times.
Bottom line, run, don’t walk, to the theatre and see Megamind.
My latest short-story-no-its-really-a-novel young-adult SF-superhero action-adventure story just broke 10,000 words. Only another 25,000 (or is it 60,000?) words to go.
The turnout for yesterday’s AAAWG meeting at Borders in Arborland was relatively light. Continue reading “AAAWG and reading “Dispensing Justice””
I managed to finish the rewrite on ”Stealing a Seed of the Giving-Tree” and get it submitted to the Ann Arbor Book Fair Short Story Contest, too. Continue reading “Submitted “Stealing a Seed of the Giving-Tree””
Hacking and slashing, I’ve been busy rewriting the last third of ”Stealing a Seed of the Giving-Tree”. More action! More danger! Less words! (But not less dialogue.) Continue reading “Last minute work on “Stealing a Seed of the Giving-Tree””
”Stealing a Seed of the Giving-Tree” just went beta. If you are interested in being a beta-reader, drop me a line. It’s only 7000 words. What are you waiting for?
”Stealing a Seed of the Giving-Tree” has entered beta draft. I’m planning on reading the first part of it tomorrow evening at AAAWG.
”Stealing a Seed of the Giving-Tree” has moved into its first polish phase at a bit over 6000 words. On track for a beta release by Monday.
As is my custom on Thursday nights I popped over to Chris H’s place for some Continue reading “Movie night was Smokin’ Aces!”
Off to a good start on my latest short story, “Stealing a Seed of the Giving-Tree”, the second Kregar the Dimlander story.
Sitting at the mall while Merideth and her friends wander about. At least I can work on edits to “A Sword in the Spokes”.
The barf phase of “Lair of the Feathered Termites” has dragged out more than I would have liked. Continue reading “Finishing up “Lair of the Feathered Termites””
Finished up the beta draft of “Fortress of Wind and Glass” this morning. It ran over a week and ended up being just a bit under 18,000 words (about the same length as “Up in the Nightgaunts Gang“).
Just finished up the barf phase draft of “Fortress of Wind and Glass”. Came in about fifty percent longer than I had originally projected at a bit over 15,000 words. Doesn’t look like I’ll finish the first polish pass by the end of November, but should have it done by the 7th of December.