The End is in Sight

Well, I just submitted the files for my paperback for, hopefully, the last time.

The publisher is usually pretty quick, so I hope to be able to order a (last?) proof for review before I pull the trigger.  When I first saw the calculated retail price, I thought they were insane.  But then, I got my first proof in the mail and realized just how damned big the book is.  It’s 5″ by 8″, and 1.5″ thick – thanks to the 588 pages contained therein.  So, I’ve reconsidered by feelings about the price.

So, barring incident, the paperback should be available on Amazon sometime early next week.  I can’t wait.  Not because I think I’m going to sell a million copies, but because I am ready to move on.  It’s taken almost three years to get here, granted a lot of that I chaulk up to learning experiences.  I expect that the next one will go a little smoother.

Speaking of the next one, where am I with it?  I’m still putting together plot threads and discarding others entirely, but I’m doing so at a leisurely pace.  I have actually been writing a lot of short stories that I will likely use in a “Tales of Eörlond” book.  The shorts have actually been a lot of fun, because they’re quick, still leverage the setting, and provide a fun variety of characters.  It’s also a very liberating, stress-free activity, because I haven’t put any deadlines on myself.

That about wraps it up for now.  Have a great weekend!

~T~

This entry was posted in Editorial, Self-Publishing, The Iron Crown. Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

Post a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

  • About the Author

    T.M. Lennon currently lives in North Carolina. His passion for science-fiction and fantasy was influenced by Star Wars in 1977 and The Lord of the Rings novels, which he read at an early age. He created the world of Eörlond in his teens for a fantasy role-playing game, and it has grown ever since.

    The one-time a soldier, systems engineer, and software developer, now adds author to his list of credentials. He continues to work during the day as an information technology consultant, but spends his precious little free time evolving the land of Eörlond and its inhabitants in front of his trusty laptop.