News from the Clouds
Thursday, 22 May 2014
As supporters of the 2nd book in the News from trilogy, I thought it only fair to give a taste of the final book, News from the Clouds.
As most of you will know, the story of Gavin Meckler's journey into the future ended rather abruptly in News from Gardenia, the story is then continued in News from the Squares and it is all tied up and explained in the final book.
At the end of News from the…
Designs for new covers
Wednesday, 10 July 2013
I would love to hear what you think of the new cover designs for books 1 and 2 of the News from... trilogy.
The cover for News from Gardenia is approved, this is for the new paperback.
The lettering on the News from the Squares is just a rough to get an idea, obviously when it's completed the text will be aligned so it's the same on both books.
The spines, so many people have asked about…
Tuesday, 9 July 2013
I have just sent back the manuscript to my wonderful editor, Rachael Kerr at Unbound. She did an amazing job, spotting pathetic errors, ridiculous repeat phrases in one sentence... "I was kind of sad, but it kind of made sense as I kind of walked down the kind of corridor....'
For goodness sake, how could I do that! Shocking.
Anyway, I'm really pleased with the result, it's now a question of…
First Draft Complete
Tuesday, 7 May 2013
As of a few days ago, I have the first Draft of News From The Squares.110,943 words on 406 pages of A4. (Only in digital form, I haven't printed it out.)
I am now reading and recording each chapter, this is just for me, not the audio book. This allows me to focus on one chapter at a time and make the many revisions necessary. As I read out the manuscript there are numerous pauses as I stumble over…