ARCs for LINESMAN
Early this week we got advanced reader copies (ARCs) for LINESMAN.
ARCs are the typeset versions of the book before the final proofing. The cover is plain—you can see that by the photo—and it still has some typos in it, but it looks like a book.
We haven’t worked out what to do with all them yet, but we’ll get there.
Our second book, tentatively titled ALLIANCE, has been sent to our editor.
From here we sit back and wait* until she comes back with changes for us to make.
We honestly don’t know what she’ll make of book two. We’re still in that newbie stage where we can’t truly judge our own writing.
The story’s probably okay, but does it work as a second book in a series? Have we delivered what the editor was expecting? Is it a book that readers of LINESMAN will like? We’re over our word count, could we have tidied the book up more?
* We don’t wait really. We write. We’re deep into the first draft of book three, which is coming along well.
According to our writing plan, we should be half-way through the first draft of book three by now. We’re not that far yet, but we’re happy with how it’s going. The writing is first-draft awful, but the story works.
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I have read the first two books in this series and I am in the process of reading Confluence. I love all that I have read this far and I am wondering if you are planning a 4th book ( or more!)?
Glad you are enjoying Linesman. We usually point people to an old post of ours, So much to write, so little time, to answer this. It is old, but it does talk about where we want to go with the Linesman story. Nothing has eventuated yet (although the Acquard story is in late draft stage).