It’s been a while since I provided an update on the Emerald Cove writers’ critique group, so this seems like a good time.
The big news is that we may actually be able to start meeting again. Meeting for real. In person. Around a table. At our favorite Denny’s. Yay!!! All of our authors will be fully vaccinated and beyond the two week, post-vaccination waiting period by mid-June. I can’t speak for the others, but I am very excited about the prospect of seeing everyone in person again. In my experience, writing critiques are far more effective when delivered face-to-face instead of on a little screen. Technology has been a real sanity-saver during the pandemic, but it can never take the place of personal interaction.
The shared-world anthology is nearing completion. Most of the stories are already finished and the final one is almost there. Sue’s cover art is progressing nicely. If there is a San Diego Comicon this fall, we are still hoping to release the book at that time.
Danny is working on a new novel. He is up to chapter 12. From what I have read so far, I believe it will be one of his best books.
As for John and me, our second draft of Prophecy’s Malignant Son is now finished and has been given to the critique group for another review. I hope to start the publication process on Amazon by the end of this month. After learning from our formatting mistakes with 60th Hour, I plan to order Galley Proofs for review prior to publication. I have an outstanding reviewer/editor lined up to do the final proofread.
That’s all for today. I’ll keep you posted when we have an actual publication date for Prophecy’s Malignant Son. Talk to you next Friday!