Yes, after a long wait, Pleiades has arrived.
I was immediately disappointed to see that it needed another correction.
I was also so displeased with the quality of one of the illustrations, that I intended to remove both of them. My editor disagreed with me on this one, and we debated on it for a while. I acknowledge that I might have a more critical eye than anyone reading it, but said that I'd never be able to rest easy knowing that 'poor quality' image was included. I argued that it didn't look like something that would come from a proper publisher (though in hindsight, I take that back). Finally he said, "don't let perfection be the enemy of good."
He really liked the illustrations, and thought I'd be diminishing the quality of the book by removing them, not improving it.
So I conceded, provided I could put a frame around the image to seperate the illustration's "white" background from the white of the page.
So here's hoping the next "final test" will be the last one, and that it won't take 52 days to get here.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Friday, January 4, 2013
The two most major characters besides Emmy herself: Dr. Mike Saterlee and Morgan.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Well, as those of you following the Facebook or Kickstarter pages already know, Pleiades has been on hold pending the arrival of the final proof in the mail. Yesterday I emailed Lulu (they request you wait up to six weeks before reporting an error) and let the know I hadn't yet received it. This morning I received an email apologizing for the wait and informing me that they were sending out a new copy today.
Finally... I'm really looking forward to being able to send this out! Hopefully it won't take more than another week.
Until then... we wait.
But in the meantime, it's time to continue work on Emmy.
while on the run from the Nazis. So I can't whine. It's actually rather inspiring.
Thank you for staying tuned. I promise I'll have a worthy update for you very soon. I'm dying to show you the comic... it's going to be so cool (if I say so myself).