I received the galley pages for The Coldest War this weekend. It’s starting to look like an actual book!
This is an exciting stage because this is the first place where I get to see the pages more-or-less as they’ll appear in the final physical hardcover, complete with elements of book design. It’s really fun to see a book at this point in the process. This is where, for me, it begins to feel more real—this is the point where it becomes easier for me to imagine the big pile of words as an actual book written not by me but by an actual writer.
The corrected galleys will go back to Tor by the end of this month.
Meanwhile I’m doing revisions on Necessary Evil and doing a polish on a short story. And trying not to let my day job send me into catatonia or a stress-plosion.
Under normal circumstances, I wouldn’t be posting updates about every single step in the publication process of my next novel. But because my blog post from earlier this year explaining the delays became so widespread, I feel like it’s only right to continue to publicize the situation—especially now that things are going so well.
What a difference 8 months can make.