Slowly but surely I’m getting my house in order.
Final edits have been made to Stars Fall 01. I say “final” but really, it’s “final until Chu gets his hands on it.” My job right now is to do a complete read-through and change any wording I feel is awkward in hindsight, implement clarifications and corrections from your amazing feedback, and do a spellcheck prior to that. The finished product will be a book you can slap some monies down for.
In the case of sf01, not many changes were needed. I think the only semimajor thing was in the aftermath of what happens to #A076, mentioning that they couldn’t figure out where it went because they couldn’t get a lock-on without enough Aleph radiation. Since that becomes a major plot point later, I figured I’d introduce it now.
I kind of regret not using Puck. He showed up for two scenes and never appeared again; a plot coupon I didn’t end up needing to cash in. Still, anachronauts is filled with little world-building details that could be side stories in their own right. Just how it goes.
In other story news, I THINK I’ve finalized “postmortem” as the name of the new series. But individual books and chapters will have their own titles. Kind of like how the Dresden Files uses that as its overall series name, but each book is primarily named something else. That way I get a cake-and-eat-it-too scenario… I get to use the word that’s hooked me, but I avoid most major problems with duplicity.
I’m sketching out plot ideas and figuring out the characters now, in my spare time. Assuming nothing goes horribly wrong this’ll launch sometime this year. I’m gonna be counting on you — yes, you reading this blog post right now — to help me street-team this thing and get word out. I’m not the D-list Internet celebrity I once was thanks to my anime fanfic writing; I’ve dropped down to F or J by this point, so grassroots is a must. I thank you for your support!