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New site design

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While I anxiously wait to hear from a publisher I took some time to redesign the website. I hope you like it!

Did some minor tweaks on the site

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I've started a redesign job on the site. We'll see where it goes.

I've submitted the manuscript!

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I just sent the manuscript off to a couple of publishers. Now we'll just have to wait and see if someone actually wants to publish it.
Fingers crossed everyone!

Did some more work on the trailer

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I remade the trailer from scratch again, because all the layers became unmanageable, but I think it turned out all the better for it. The only thing I haven't changed is the wonderful score from James A. Semple :-)
I've added a bunch of asteroids (always cool, although not very scientifically accurate), a more natural sun flare (not as flashy as the old one, but more scientifically accurate) and some depth of field to make it look more realistic.
I'll try to put up a test render soon for you all to enjoy.
Meanwhile, I'm starting to round up the publishers I'm going to submit the manuscript to. Some of the larger publishing houses still want submissions on paper. I mean, come on. This is the 21st century. Think about the trees!
And think about my work office who will have to provide the printer paper some dark and windy night in the not too distant future...

Looking for publishers and agents

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I'm currently in the process of looking for a publisher or an agent to get my book out there!
It seems many publishers have recently dropped the requirement for authors to approach them through an agent.
Could they be feeling the pressure from the self publishing industry already?
Whatever the reason, that means I will soon be submitting my manuscript to a couple of publishers, and I will then wait anxiously for their response.
I might send it out to a few agents as well, just to be on the safe side.
If anyone out there has any connections in the publishing world, please let me know :-)

I'm done with the edit!

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I've finally managed to work my way through the manuscript and (I think) fixed all the issues pointed out to me by my editor.
Now I need some people to read it and see if there is anything more to fix before I start looking for an agent and a publisher!
Any takers?

3/4 done with the edit!

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I've worked all day on the edit and I've managed to get through about 3/4 of the manuscript.
So far I think I've managed to solve all inconsistencies that my editor has pointed out, but I'm sure I've introduced others in the process :-)
Some evil spelling errors have been fixed, along with even more of those pesky commas.
When I'm done with the edit I will need a few more outside eyes on the text. Anyone interested in proofreading it?
If so, just drop me a line!

The edit is about 2/5 done

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I'm slowly but surely working my way through the manuscript again, implementing the changes suggested by my editor.
I've managed to work out some inconsistencies and continuity errors, and also inserted a lot of commas. They seem to be my Akilles heel :-)

The second part of the trailer music is done!

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The second part of the music for my book trailer is now complete, and I've got to say I'm very impressed by what James A Semple has come up with!

Check out his SoundCloud page for more of his amazing compositions!

Working on the edit

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I have now started editing my manuscript after the feedback I got from my editor. He's gone through the text very carefully, and most of the suggested changes are minor; a comma here or a hyphen there, but he has also pointed out some larger issues that I'm trying to work out. I just hope the whole novel doesn't unravel when I start pulling on a thread...
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