Wednesday, May 11, 2016
I'm back - and there's book news
The Internet problem seems to be sorted out on my ISP's side, after several hours' downtime and another couple of hours of, "We're up!" "No, we're not!" "Yes, we - oh, dammit!" It seems to have been a pretty widespread problem, covering quite a bit of north central Texas and involving telephone as well as Internet circuits run by my ISP. Here's hoping things are back to normal.
I'm very pleased that during one of the "up" periods, I was able to e-mail back to my publisher the final publication draft of my Western novel. Since we last spoke of it at any length, I've been working like a dog on getting it ready, with some equally hard work coming from my publisher's side. It's been poked, prodded, folded, spindled, mutilated and revived, only to go through the process once more. I've greatly enjoyed my first experience of working with a publication editor, and I'll have more to say about that in a short while.
As soon as I have a cover image and a definite publication date (we're talking weeks, not months, and not many of them either), I'll post more details here. Considering the moribund state of the Western genre right now, I have high hopes of being 'in on the ground floor' of a potential revival.
I hope normal posting will resume as of later today, when I can catch my breath.