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Busy Week

I've been juggling lots of balls this past week, but making good progress on a number of fronts.

All of the art is finally in for Subterranean Press's limited edition of FEVRE DREAM, and we've been going over the page proofs and placing the illustrations. Justin Sweet has done some truly spectacular work for this one -- a great moody cover, three stunning full color plates, and a bunch of beautiful black and white interiors. If you like illustrated books, this will be one you'll want to have, even if you've read FEVRE DREAM before.

Also been doing a lot of WILD CARDS work. The first drafts of the stories for BUSTED FLUSH, the second of the new volumes, have been pouring in, and I've been reading them all and sending out notes to the writers for their rewrites. With a project like WILD CARDS, the first draft is never the final one. There's always a lot of revision required so the tales will fit together. We're well on the way, however, and I think the book will be a strong one when it's done.

And I've been working on A DANCE WITH DRAGONS too. Just finished revising the prologue a few hours ago. As I mentioned last post, after reading it at the Indianapolis convention, there were aspects of it that I was not happy with. The new version is a page shorter and much stronger, I think, with a better flow and crisper transitions. I also punched up one element that somehow had gotten lost before... but it was an important element, I believe, so I'm pleased that I was able to strengthen it.

Tomorrow is Parris's birthday, and we're off to the Bull Ring for some of Santa Fe's best steaks. Phipps will find a lobster too, I'm sure. She's going to be turning 29!


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Jul. 18th, 2007 08:18 am (UTC)
Happy Birthday to Parris :)

Glad to hear you're so much happier with the Prologue now. It's fanscinating to me to hear about the sorts of things that go in to this kind of revision of the work as it's being created.
Good Luck, George! :)
Jul. 18th, 2007 08:28 am (UTC)
Happy birthday!

It sounds like you've been very busy too.
Jul. 18th, 2007 08:31 am (UTC)
Yay. Justin Sweet is one of my favourite artists. I'm sure the book will be stunning. I'm definitely getting it :D
Jul. 18th, 2007 08:52 am (UTC)
Happy Birthday Parris!

BTW, about ADWD prologue, wouldn't it be great if you put it as a sample chapter in your website? We all would be happy to rea... help you making it better.
Jul. 18th, 2007 09:37 am (UTC)
you must be really glad that you managed to fix the prologue in DANCE, so congrats on all your progress!
I hope you and your lady will have lots and lots of fun at Bull Riding. =D
Jul. 18th, 2007 10:30 am (UTC)
Happy Birthday, Parris!

-Ser Toryx of the Lamprey Pie
Jul. 18th, 2007 12:42 pm (UTC)
Glad you've won the battle of the prologue and that Fevre Dream SE is coming together nicely. And I hope the birthday celebrations are mellow and enjoyable. Save of that steak and lobster for the cats!
Jul. 18th, 2007 01:03 pm (UTC)
I'm actually in the middle of reading Fevre Dream for the first time right now, and am quite enjoying it. It's very different than the typical vampire story. I'll be looking out for the limited edition. :)
Jul. 18th, 2007 01:24 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday to Parris!!! I like to celebrate my 29th birthday every year, it's a great age! ;-P

Glad to hear you're so happy with the prologue chapter. The reports we've heard about it sound wonderful!
Jul. 18th, 2007 01:47 pm (UTC)
I prefer 31. No, I do not know why.
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Jul. 18th, 2007 01:28 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday to her!
Jul. 18th, 2007 03:41 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday Parris! I hope you have a really excellent day!
Jul. 18th, 2007 03:45 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday to Parris!
Jul. 18th, 2007 05:24 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday, Parris!
Jul. 18th, 2007 05:27 pm (UTC)
books books books
IM going to keep an eye out for that limited edition. I have been buying some of your other works, but I will need to keep an eye out for what is being released..

as much as I enjoy your work, I dont need too many copies of each book

Plus subterranean press seems cool. they have some other books from other good authors as well.. There goes my wallet.
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