Good Morning, Afternoon or Evening everyone! It’s been quite some time since I last posted on this site, much less maintained or even looked at it. What can I say? Life, writing, a bit more life, work and oh yeah! Did I mention life? You’re laughing on the inside, I know, sarcasm fully intended? Or not. Whatever your preference. Whatever the case, here I am! I’m back, a bit older and wiser but still me. If you really really want to know what I’ve been up to, you can pop over to my blog, Random Musings of a Pseudo-Madman Version 2.0, linkable HERE and see. I’ll not lie: It’s not all pretty. So read at your own peril.
Despite 101 life changes in the last five years I never stopped working on Book Two of The Endworld Series, CHILDREN OF ENDWORLD, and while it took me a bit longer than I expected to finish it, finish it I did, and now, I can officially confirm that not only is CHILDREN done, but it is formatted and one cover short of publication! More info to follow, including a cover reveal and GO LIVE date(s) but for the moment, I can and would love to show you a sampling of what the interior is going to look like, both in print and on Kindle, Nook, iBooks… Whatever your chosen platform. I’ll follow up with everything else in real time.
A quick note: I opted to format it myself this go ’round. This is not a knock in any way, shape or form on Damonza, who did a nice job formatting ENDWORLD six plus years ago and continues to do good work too date. But my strategy this time, due to a number of factors including the aforementioned life changes was less outsourcing. Which meant assuming more of the front end work myself. I’ve yet to run it through the Createspace, Kindle and Nook/iBooks emulators (the latter via Smashwords as before) but all signs point to it being 100% compatible. So I’m hopeful.
Here’s a sampling of what you’ll see when it’s available. The first is a collage of pages from the beginning of the print version. Don’t worry: There are no spoilers. As always, I welcome your feedback.
I did my best to match fonts, sizes and content so as to make the transition from ENDWORLD to this as smooth as possible. The same is true for the eBook version.
Thoughts? Issues? Please share them. So as to avoid spoilers there is only so much I can show you but I will tell you that I’ve added a couple of surprises, even in the early going, and the only people that know about them are the ones that they’re about.
All that said, there really isn’t a ton more to address at this point. Once I have the cover in hand you’ll see it (I love a cover reveal!), and once I run the finished product through the aforementioned emulators I’ll be able to give you the long overdue GO LIVE date(s).
In preparation for re-embarking on my journey as an author, albeit a self-published one I have ALSO relaunched this website. A new layout, new content, new links… The whole shebang! I invite you to explore, comment, critique etc.. It is a work in progress… I’m not even 100% sold on the new layout yet but a new book means a pseudo-new look but, similar to what I did with the formatting of CHILDREN in that it’s different, but not too different.
And that? That’s it! If you were expecting something longer, and more drawn out I apologize. This isn’t Random Musings. I look forward to providing you with additional updates soon! Thanks as before and always for your encouragement and support. Have a great day, night… Whenever you’re reading this! Booyakasha. Respect.