Discussion in 'Works in Progress' started by TravisBach, Jan 22, 2019.
Hence, bathroom breaks. You can get a lot of thinking done in the shower.
I'm betting on awesome.
Wow, I missed some great conversation. Not a big fan of the stories where the MC always wins. Unless there is a lot of humor involved. Still on track for November?
Yup, still on track. We prebooked Red Adept so it's all about hitting our deadline now.
Glad to hear it! I think someone was asking about it in LitRPG Books or GameLit Society (I don't remember which). I'm actually impressed with the amount of lead time y'all have in your pipeline. I'm used to interacting with authors that are editing all the way up to when they upload on amazon.
I imagine that people editing up till deadline aren't paying for copy editing and proof reading. Even a cheap copy edit is hundreds of dollars so hell if I am going to change or add anything once that's done. Doubly so after it's gone through proof reading.
FFO3, copy-edits, much wow! I'm really hoping for a November release.
Other updates - I've learned how to do my own print layout for Ingrams, so saving money on that. Getting my cover art as full-spine instead of front-only has shortened the production process and woes on the print edition scores. If my proofs from Ingrams come back looking good, then I'm going to go on a rampage and redo all our other indie titles for IngramSpark as well. (Cause libraries and bookstores). And if that works, then I'm gonna go take a crack at hardback editions cause they look pretty cheap now that we can do all the layout and cover adjustments in-house.
Edit: Ingramspark is the only POD I know of that offers 55% wholesaler discounting and which allows/processes returns. Two crucial requirements for getting into bookstores. Worth the trouble...I hope.
I'm so proud of the final battle of the series. No spoilers, don't worry. Just...does anyone know what I mean it if I claim that the last battle reaches "One Piece levels of hardcoreness"?
What about One Punch levels?
Oh man, that's a huge question. I had to really think about my reply for a while on this...
IMHO - One Punch man's battles are brutal, but not hardcore since Saitama is so OP. He's never in danger. Compare that to Luffy's final battle with Crocodile, Zoro vs #1, or Luffy vs Enel. It's that giving 2000% of one's self to squeak out a victory made up of once-in-a-lifetime chances and hail mary plays that makes One Piece's action so amazing.
I've give you that.
BTW - I love One Punch Man! Just for entirely different reasons than why I love One Piece.
Speaking of which. Time to get pumped for the morning's writing!