I got up really late (yes, benadryl again, because my skin is unhappy being on me, and wishes to be scratched off.)
So, I’m vaguely hang-over-y and out of it, and have some work I need to do this morning.
Another Rhodes moves SLOWLY towards publication, probably next month. Hey, it’s not Jan 2020 but it’s only a year and a half late. Coff.
I will try to get at least Bowl of Red up next month, also. …. Dyce — A Well Inlaid Death — probably not till August. Then there’s Winter Prince. No Man’s Land is in progress…. Oh, yeah, and Darkship Defiance and Hacking the Storm (Fuse) should be out before the end of the year.
Today I need to buy Dragon naturally and train it. I’m told professional will get my accent. We’ll see…
I tried having someone transcribe my stuff, but I got way too self-conscious.
Anyway, I have been redoing the cover for Rhodes, and I think we’re down to these two choices.
What do you guys think? (The wording for the series will change, and at any rate it can be gray where it goes against the white.)
Actually what to use for the series is an issue too. Rhodes works, and I tend to be cranky and just go with what works. I suppose Rhodes Mysteries book 1 will be the tag (and book 2 etc, oh, geniuses. I’m not calling all of them book 1! Don’t make me stop this blog and come back there.) I’m going to do this in novels (short, about 40k words), novellas and shorts, so…. “book” works.
I’m open to suggestions as well as opinions on the covers. Mostly because if this kind of thing worked for Jim Baen, it can work for me. So, fan opinion on covers requested. And suggestions for series title/wording.
This might not be the final form, but there’s a good chance it is. Because the book has its roots in the thirties (though not the real thirties, it’s complicated) and because of how they then view the thirties, the attire is appropriate. And now I’m done fussing with it.