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Post  z on Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:50 am

Finally, I am within about 3 hours of work of being DONE with my novel.

It is currently about 500 pages (word doc / manuscript format), which would be about 250 pages
if it were printed as a paperback (single-spaced). 91,000 words or so.

Whew!
I will finish it this weekend and send it to the 7 or 8 test-readers I have lined up.

It’s dark, and full of action, swords, and magic. It will be interesting to see what the readers think.
And if they spot any glaring mistakes….

Hard to believe I’m actually going to be done with it.
What a crapload of work.

Next time I will write a simple one. This one’s so complicated it’s hard to keep it all straight.

Happy Friday!

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Post  globaltrancemission on Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:58 am

You could always set it to music like a rock sci-fi opera Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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Post  z on Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:06 am

globaltrancemission wrote:You could always set it to music like a rock sci-fi opera Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Very Happy That would be cool!

George Strezov (if you know him?) read the first couple of chapters a few years ago when I posted them
on another site. And he wrote a classical piece based on them. It was AWESOME! I think I still have it
somewhere....

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Post  DACE on Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:11 pm

WTG Z!...Smile

Mike wants to read it, as I do...Smile Be any hard-copies?? i cant read long online.

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Post  z on Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:07 pm

DACE wrote:WTG Z!...Smile

Mike wants to read it, as I do...Smile Be any hard-copies?? i cant read long online.

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Cool.
I can send you a hardcopy when I get them made.
And I can send the electronic one before that.


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Post  Strangesmile on Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:34 pm

Hi Z;

Don't work to much, make sometimes a little rest with your Wife and your Music and the Weekend is the Best Smile

Happy freeday my friend cheers
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Post  Star4mation on Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:46 pm

Swords and Magic, Fantastic!!!
Congratz on getting it finished Z Smile

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Post  globaltrancemission on Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:48 pm

Star4mation wrote:Swords and Magic, Fantastic!!!
Congratz on getting it finished Z Smile

Maybe it will need some artwork/ coverwork Steve Smile

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Post  Star4mation on Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:58 pm

globaltrancemission wrote:
Star4mation wrote:Swords and Magic, Fantastic!!!
Congratz on getting it finished Z Smile

Maybe it will need some artwork/ coverwork Steve Smile

Yeah, if you need anything Z, just ask and it shall be done Smile That goes for anyone here on FOS if you need an image Smile

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Post  z on Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:55 pm


Thanks for the offer Steve!!!!
I probably will need you to do the cover art!

I'll send you a copy of the manuscript and that might give you some ideas.

No hurry. It will be awhile before it's actually OUT.



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Post  Star4mation on Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:01 am

Cheers Z I look forward to reading it Smile

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Post  z on Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:01 am


3 out of about 9 test readers have finished the novel.
All of them liked it and gave me good feedback on small things to fix.
One of them (Kim) gave me a rating of 4.8 out of 5 (she read it on her Kindle).

I am almost done writing the Synopsis, and making some more minor fixes.
Then I can send it in (probably to Tor Books first).

It looks like I will basically have to send a synopsis or query letter and the first 3 chapters.
It depends on the publisher.

If all goes well, I should find someone to publish it this year.

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Post  Star4mation on Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:21 am

When do you need the cover art Z? Is what I sent you on the right lines?

The book is awesome! surprised all your proof readers haven't finished it yet! I couldn't put it down once I'd started it!!! LOL Smile

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Post  z on Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:32 am

Star4mation wrote:When do you need the cover art Z? Is what I sent you on the right lines?

The book is awesome! surprised all your proof readers haven't finished it yet! I couldn't put it down once I'd started it!!! LOL Smile

I didn't see what you sent me? I must have missed it.

No hurry. Not sure how these publishers work, but they don't need anything except a synopsis and
the first three chapters to start with. And it takes them a LONG time to process and decide if they
want to publish it (since they get thousands of submissions). It will probably be 4 to 6 months before
I hear back from them.

Even then I'm not sure they will let me send them cover art.
But I still want to see what you come up with!
There's always a chance the book publishers won't be interested and I will have to publish it on Amazon.
In that case I'll use your art for sure!

Glad you like it! I'm still in the "So Happy It's Done" zone....
I did expand the last chapter a bit. So if it doesn't make sense to you I can send you the expanded chapter 83....



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Post  Star4mation on Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:35 am

Check your e-mail Z I sent you an image a couple of days ago.

Can easy send another if it didn't get to you Smile

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Post  Star4mation on Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:47 am

Just sent it again Smile

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Post  z on Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:50 am

Star4mation wrote:Just sent it again Smile

Thanks! I will look for it!

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Post  z on Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:22 pm


Still not seeing any emails from you Steve?
Did you send to my zefuldar address?

Maybe something is wrong with my email at home....


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Post  Star4mation on Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:04 pm

z wrote:
Still not seeing any emails from you Steve?
Did you send to my zefuldar address?

Maybe something is wrong with my email at home....


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Hi Z Yes, I sent it to your zefuldar address.
Will try again for you.

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Post  Star4mation on Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:38 pm

Did you get it yet??

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Post  z on Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:32 pm

Star4mation wrote:Did you get it yet??

Still nothing. Odd. Is it bigger than 10 Meg?
Otherwise make sure it's going to zefuldar AT comcast.net

(AT is @ -- just trying to dodge the spambots)

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Post  Star4mation on Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:54 pm

z wrote:
Star4mation wrote:Did you get it yet??

Still nothing. Odd. Is it bigger than 10 Meg?
Otherwise make sure it's going to zefuldar AT comcast.net

(AT is @ -- just trying to dodge the spambots)

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Yup! It's way less than 10Mb and i've got the right e-mail addy for you. Have sent it again!

Steve:)

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Post  z on Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:08 pm

Star4mation wrote:Check your e-mail Z I sent you an image a couple of days ago.

Can easy send another if it didn't get to you Smile

Still not seeing it. Can you try to send it to my work email?

( mike.cooley AT target.com )

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Post  Star4mation on Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:14 pm

z wrote:
Star4mation wrote:Check your e-mail Z I sent you an image a couple of days ago.

Can easy send another if it didn't get to you Smile

Still not seeing it. Can you try to send it to my work email?

( mike.cooley AT target.com )

thanks!

OK Z Smile be a couple of minutes.

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Post  Star4mation on Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:17 pm

Sent it Smile

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