The copy edits for Stars Uncharted came back on Thursday.
By this time in the writing process Sherylyn has taken over all the editing on the book, so while she carefully works through each edit, I continue working on an early draft of the next book.
So far, she’s seeing lots of comma changes, a few missed/added words, and some questions about the timeline.
So, not too bad, so far. We’ll see if it stays as clean as we get into it.
That’s not to say there isn’t a lot of red markup, because there is, but they’re small things, like the commas, or slight grammar issues.
We have to get the copyedits back by the end of this month, and our author portal tells us the book will be out in August next year. It’s a long way away, but it’s also coming fast.
Some of the best passionate writing comes out of things you feel strongly about. Given today’s political climate, it’s not surprising that a lot of people feel strongly about politics and prejudices. I’d like to point to Chuck Wendig’s The Game Is Rigged as an example of some strong, powerful writing.
Some things you take for granted
Hmm. There are some things you take for granted. I would never have expected anyone to consider Leckie’s use of pronouns anything but deliberate, but I suppose, if you hadn’t read her first books, maybe you would think they were typos.
I enjoyed Provenance, by the way, and I’m so envious of the way Leckie managed to make Ingray such a different person to Breq. The weird thing is, even though the story is nothing like—and I mean absolutely nothing like—Katherine Addison’s The Goblin Emperor, this is the book it reminded me of. I still can’t pick why. Maybe it’s the hopeful tone.