Saturday, 8 September 2018
8th September - and the edits are back out again
A short update on where we are production-wise with East of England. I'm through the structural edit phase, and the book's been passed on to the next stage of things, which is copy-editing. That's where the manuscript gets double-checked for things like story consistency (making sure left-handed characters don't become right-handed, that sort of thing), consistency in writing, and so on and so forth. If you're interested in this sort of thing, there's a detailed overview of what copy editors do (and don't do) here.
At some point soon, the process of cover design will start up too. So, I'm keeping my sensory organs primed for what works and doesn't, and I'm open to suggestions too. Send 'em in, if you've got any ideas on what the cover of a noir-ish Lincolnshire-set thriller should look like!
Also, I've started writing a second book in the same realm as East of England. This might be a really daft thing to do, but that doesn't usually stop me. Let's see how it goes. You never know, I might be able to include its first few pages as a taster at the end of EoE. We'll see.
That's about all for now, except for my regular reminder to take a look at my brother Max's book Field Notes, which is being crowdfunded now via Unbound too. If you like what you see, consider pledging towards that project!
Thanks for reading