Continuing my apparent pattern of posting one entry per month, I felt it was time to talk about my current project status. As I stated last month, the first draft of the Bardsworth novel (still untitled) is done and I’ve done my first round of edits and rewrites. It’s going to go to Katie for further proofreading, editing, and general thoughts because landing back on my plate for another round. Then there will probably be at least one last round of proofreading and final edits before calling it a day.
If all goes well, I’d like to have the book available in both electronic and paperback formats by April/May. However, I still need to locate an artist with a style that I like who would be willing to do the book cover for me. I know, I’m an artist, and furthermore I’m the artist of Bardsworth. But I don’t want the book to be connected to the comic any more than it needs to be. It’s its own entity with its own life, and I would rather people go into it with different expectations than they would my comic.
That being said, if you have any suggestions for artists that have a lighthearted yet detailed style, please let me know.
Moving forward, while Katie has the Bardsworth novel in her loving care, I’m revisiting notes for The Godblood Chronicles and outlining the next book (tentatively called Blood of the Father). My outline for Blood of the Mother was pretty poor at best because I was still creating the world, but now that I’m writing another story in the same universe, I want to make sure that all my ducks are in a row. It’s shaping all right so far. And while the theme of the first book was faith in its many forms, the theme in this book is going to be courage. Let’s just hope I have the faith and the courage to get it done in a timely manner.
Thanks for being patient with my radio silence! I’m hoping to have some more posts for you in the future. Similarly, if you have any questions you’d like me to tackle or any advice to impart, please contact me and let me know. I can always use fodder for writing posts. :-)