My publishers sent through the cover for About Time recently:
Officially, OH MY GOD I LOVE IT!!!!!
Unofficially, I hate yellow. But I’m not about to bite the hand that feeds me. Just nibble the fingers a bit.
For the last few days I’ve been working on the copyeditor’s feedback. This is the last hurdle before the book goes into production (no idea whether that’s the correct terminology, but it sounds good to me), due for release at the end of April.
I would like to apologise for the trickle of blog posts lately. The reason for this is a mental cramp at the 80000 word mark on my second book.
People regularly ask how it is coming along. The most accurate response is a kind of hyperventilated scream. I suppose I’m getting there. The end is in sight. It is About Time. Not that I finish it – although I suppose you could say that if you were a particularly brusque sort of character – but the title.
Since there tends to be little creative energy left over for Deadlyjelly, I will steal from About Time and present to you, here, for the very first time, my favourite line from the entire book.
I am very proud of it and I sincerely hope you like it too.
Here it is:-
I took a moment to balance my fucking chi
Speaking of which, I’m going to go and do just that.
Please forgive me if my blog posts are short and sweet – or even short and bitter – for the next couple of weeks.
Normal reporting will commence soon.