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Just seen the cover of Resurrection Men, and it's looking good :)

RPBL's very helpful readthrough and feedback from 2016 seems to have caught most of the remainibg errors, as the editing went quickly with minimal changes. I'm about to get it back from the proofreader, a fresh pair of eyes to catch anything myself or the editor missed. So fingers crossed should be out as an ebook soon, followed few months later in print.

I'm still trying to find a publisher for my fantasy novel Thorns of Black Rose, set in a north Africa based setting.  If anyone is interested in reading it and offering any feedback, I'd be very grateful. It's 75k words, and if requested can be sent in a single spaced version that can be easily uploaded to kindle.

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Working on the third draft of my urban fantasy (tweenish? For around age 10 or higher) novel 'Balorrate'. A kind of fantasy mirror of the real world rather than the real world + supernatural elements. Ie the city of Ballarat but in a fantasy frame. Which is an Australian rural city so that might be a bit obscure here - maybe I should have written a fantasy mirror version of Melbourne, since that's a little tiny bit more on the radar. By mirror an example of what I mean is instead of having cars, what fills the street are spectral horses pulling carts, their essence drawn from the great equine wells and carted across the landscape to fuel the commerce these long dead horses now empower. A fantasy echo of the real world rather than the real world with supernatural added in.

The story is of a boy whose parents are abducted by the titular Balor, and he must find out where they have been taken and against all odds, rescue them!

Edited by Callan S.

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  1. Wondering if woman starts a rebellion because her sister won't save her child, after using the supposed banned technique to save another child is too similar to woman turning everyone against her brothers and sisters because they took her to a far away land away from her children?
That's where I'm currently at.

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My novel Resurrection Men (Sooty Feathers book 1) now has a release date!  31 August as ebook, 22 October as paperback.  The ebook is now available for pre-order.  

https://elsewhen.press/index.php/2018/08/secret-society-covers-up-gruesome-murders-in-glasgow/

I'll post more in the self-promotion thread with additional links and info.

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With my first novel forthcoming, can anyone recommend any good bloggers/review sites I can contact with a view to sending an ARC for review?

Edited by Derfel Cadarn

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I got a rejection letter off an agent, who I won't name drop here. But it was a personal rejection letter rather than a uniform one. Should I reply to it? Even if it is to say thanks for your consideration?

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1 hour ago, Andrew Gilfellon said:

I got a rejection letter off an agent, who I won't name drop here. But it was a personal rejection letter rather than a uniform one. Should I reply to it? Even if it is to say thanks for your consideration?

I wouldn't, as its just one more email clogging their inbox, unless theyve said anything inviting a reply

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With my first novel, Resurrection Men, published (ebook for now, paperback in October) I'm currently working through the sequel, which I'd held off on until I found a publisher for Res Men.  Progress has been slower than planned, with only one chapter done in the past few months due to re-planning the novel and tightening the plot, despite some good progress early on.  I'm currently about 20k words through it.

Meanwhile I'm trying to find an agent or publisher for my fantasy novel, set in an African-inspired setting.  

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Latest short story finished and sent off. It's a gender-flipped version of Bluebeard, as set in the Chicago of 1930. I am honestly not sure how to categorise it beyond "fairy tale Dieselpunk," since there is actually no speculative element to it. 

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Finally got around to finishing and editing Pink Unicorns Solvable in O(2) Time, my 4700-word first foray into hard science-fiction. 

Also, after two years, finally worked out the way forward with a revise and resubmit request on Gone Fishing, my Turkish horror story.

It's been a productive few days in the writing department.

 

Edited by The Marquis de Leech

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