No Good Deed

By Ewan Lawrie

Moffat the Magniloquent along the Mississippi

Thursday, 1 August 2019

100% - Fully Funded, What Next?

  • i) I submit a draft manuscript to Unbound. (It's ready, by the way)
  • ii) Editor looks at it, spots where I have one person in two places at the same time, any possible law-suits (got bitten like that last time), checks that none of the book is egregiously offensive to public taste (public taste changes rapidly nowadays), points out bits that don't necessarily move the story along, but that I'll really hate getting rid of, and then sends me an e-mail full of suggestions. I will accept these if I've got any sense.
  • iii) I rewrite furiously, then send a revised manuscript.
  • iv) Editor looks through it again.
  • v) a) no good, more work needed return  to iii) or b) all good go to vi)                                                                         
  • vi) a cover designer is chosen with some consultation with the author
  • vii) proof reading,
  • viii) type-setting
  • ix) printing
  • x) books sent out to pledgers.

Could take 4 months, could take 14 (see ii) above).

Anyway, it will happen! Watch this space. I'll be having a launch party, somewhere...

 

 

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Comments

Helen Taylor
 Helen Taylor says:

Great news, Ewan.
Looking forward to it. Hope there are no possible law-suits this time!

posted 1st August 2019

Rob Frisby
 Rob Frisby says:

Great news Buddy, fingers crossed for nearer 4 than 14 months.

posted 1st August 2019

Tony Cook
 Tony Cook says:

Fab news Ewan. I await my copy with high expectation.

posted 1st August 2019

Ewan Lawrie
 Ewan Lawrie says:

My fingers are crossed too, Helen!

posted 2nd August 2019

Ewan Lawrie
 Ewan Lawrie says:

Me too, Rob.

posted 2nd August 2019

Ewan Lawrie
 Ewan Lawrie says:

Thanks, Tony, never would have happened without you.

posted 2nd August 2019

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