Monday, 3 September 2018
Manuscript Submitted and 1500%!
Hello! Long time no update!
This morning, specifically at half past four, I flung the first manuscript of the book off to Unbound. This is the first major step on this books long journey to... well, becoming an actual book.
Right now the book is about 70,000 words, most of them rude, and is as polished as I can make it by myself. It's been over a year and a half of writing but it's nice to see it in the real world, printed out on cheap A4 paper. Well, some of it, the rest is currently wedged in my office printer. Man, that's leaking a lot of ink.
So, what happens now? Well, this is the end of step 1 on a many, many step program. These words are going to go back and forth between me and Unbound many, many times to strike a balance between my writing style and coherent grammar. While that's happening Rebecca is drawing all of the lovely art, of which there are currently about a million pieces done and a billion left to do. After that we have to work with designers to put it all together so it looks lovely and then it has to go and get published, a process that as far as I can tell involves at least four pacts with satan. Oh, and then I have to sign thousands and thousands of books. Wheeeee!
Basically, what I'm trying to say is that we're on our way. This is going to be a long, long process with much left to do, but it'll be worth the wait. It's better to go slow and nail it, than rush it and fuck it up. At least, that's what my bomb disposal coach used to say. I'll miss him.
Finally, we just hit 1500% funded! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!