Day 31. 69 pages, 33,380 words. I’m guessing nothing written this weekend.
It’s another nothing-entry for now, I’m afraid. More about Saturday night tomorrow, perhaps – but I will let you know that I behaved and that I am feeling fine now as a result. I had very little time this weekend for anything at all, and am using the time to finish off the book print details and get the e-book ready for pre-ordering. Final edits taking place, with a couple of final typoes spotted by Mrs. Hatboy that my inestimable group of master-editors missed, as well as a couple of useful notes or queries about the continuity and plot that needed some work.
But now it’s done, and it will be going live soon.
Gabriel’s done a great job on the posters and other marketing as well, I will post some up as soon as he sends me final approved copies. I think this was an extremely lucky find for me and I hope it will be the beginning of a long and fruitful partnership.
As a special treat and sneak-peek here on the blog, I have decided to make personalised quote-posters for each of the main characters, for people to share around. The posters themselves are still incoming but here are the planned texts:
My shoot-someone-in-the-facey sense is tingling.
– Sally, Chief Tactical Officer, Astro Tramp 400
Beginning post-mortem on what looks like at least two victims. Nurse, let’s have something from the Searching for Peace album…
– Glomulus Cratch, ship’s doctor, Astro Tramp 400
I’m sorry, can you fly this thing? I only ask because if you can, that would be great.
– Zeegon Pendraegg, helmsman, Astro Tramp 400
There’s a rational answer for everything, except possibly the question “why can officers not tell the difference between a historian and a chemist?”
– Janya Adeneo, head of science, Astro Tramp 400
Humans. Can’t live with them, can’t exterminate them until Phase Three. Oh hey, forget I said anything about Phase Three.
– General Moral Decay (Alcohol), Comms Officer, Astro Tramp 400
One of these buttons should be a Stop Things From Exploding All The Time button! That’s very poor planning if you ask me! Aw, but they did their best.
– Controversial-To-The-End, Chief Engineer, Astro Tramp 400
It’s normal to feel anxious, even afraid. We’re all going to die, aren’t we? Best-case scenario, we’re not all going to die horribly. But we’re in space, so that’s a really unlikely scenario. I’m just saying, it’ll probably be horrible.
– Janus Whye, ship’s counsellor, Astro Tramp 400
– Waffa, Chief of Security and Operations, Astro Tramp 400
I’m afraid I can’t do that, mate.
– Bruce, synthetic intelligence, Astro Tramp 400