Thursday, March 28, 2013

Cover Me

Things are still slow on the editing front, I haven't heard from my editor in like two weeks, even though there are only 2 chapters to go for revising in my novel. But that doesn't mean stuff isn't happening. I got an email from my publisher the other day with a preliminary sketch of the proposed cover. I practically passed out from the coolness of it!

It was created from one of three different action scenes I described to them, letting the artist choose the one he felt most appropriate. The one they went with was a scene with the female lead holding a gun on the main character, while the door behind him bursts open and he's subdued by some thugs.

So we have chick with gun plus macho violence. Awesome factor of 11. I gave a couple suggestions about making the main character appear a little older and the thugs bigger (they are thugs after all), but that was it. I cannot wait to see the next iteration. It's basically a dream (shared by all early-stage authors I imagine) to collaborate on the cover of my first novel, and I'm totally psyched at how it's shaping up.

Now if we could only keep the actual manuscript moving along...

Monday, March 18, 2013

Back From Trip, and Episode 69

I got back from a business trip to San Francisco last week. It was completely exhausting, but I still found time to address the latest edits on my manuscript from my editor, who has definitely slowed down over the past month. It's now not uncommon for a week or two to go by before I get a new chapter from her. I know she's busy, so I'm just staying patient. But still, there's just two chapters left! C'mon, let's get'er done! (I find that expression hysterical and ridiculous).

In the meantime, here's Episode 69 of the Dark InSpectre, in which our hero finds himself a bit tied up at the moment.

Here’s an excerpt:
I stopped for a moment as my focus slipped, the pain in my head causing everything to go hazy. The smell of the cleaning supplies clogged my nose and the ties around my ankles and wrists cut off circulation.

I centered again, sending my thoughts out to the bar area. There were a bunch of guys who vibed thug sitting at the end, their eyes trained on a door around the corner of the bar. One of them was Slats Capezzi. Tied up in my dark, cramped closet, my feet and hands going numb, I smiled.

Check the episode here.

Monday, March 4, 2013

DIS Episode 68 Plays Cat and Mouse

Episode68 of the Dark InSpectre is now online, in which our hero finally has the infamous Multiple Man right where he wants him, or does he?

Here’s an excerpt:

I raced to head him off, making several quick turns until I skidded to a halt at a dead end, a cul de sac with a door that looked like the back entrance to Lo Bianco’s. Except no Multiple Man. There were Flacco and a hood I recognized as Jimmy “Slats” Capezzi. And me, doing my best deer in the headlights impression. Uh oh.

Check the episode here.