The book is finally done and published.
Kindle people can buy it now. I’ll get it out on BN & Kobo as soon as Double Share clears.
Getting South Coast ready for text
Recording Zypheria’s Call for podcast
Getting the paper formats ready for CreateSpace
Finishing the Owner’s Share edits
I’m thinking it will be October before I get the edits back and the Owner’s Share manuscript in shape, so bear with me. If I get the edits back and can get them incorporated faster, I will, but don’t be surprised if it takes a couple of months. That’s a long book.
Nook Book Version
First an apology for everybody who has used the contact form on THIS site instead of the one at NathanLowell.com. Because of an address snafu on my part, all your emails went to an email account that collects all my spam now. I’ve gone back to mid April and replied — with abject apologies.
Second the contract story is wrapping up. The story has a flow, I can see the end coming and should have it done in a few more days. I’m honestly a bit leery about predicting this because my history of such predictions is woefully inadequate. If I can just get a draft completed, I will be freed up to get Double Share re-released before I have to deal with contractual revisions. With luck there won’t be too many and I’ll be able to get Captain’s Share out. Finally!
Third Owner’s Share is with the editor. When it comes back, I’ll publish it.
Fourth all the books will be reissued in paperback as well and I’ll be publishing on Kobo and Nook. I will not be releasing on Smashwords. I am still not sure about Apple.
Fifth I will be recording Zypheria’s Call before I start any new books.
My goal is to get all the books out in all the formats by Halloween. Labor Day would be better but I’m just not confident that I’ll have all the pieces I need by then.
So, yeah. I think I see a light in the distance.
I just hope it’s not the headlight on an oncoming train.
I met Dan Thompson in a writers’ group on Google Plus. He was working on space opera that sounded suspiciously like something I’d like. The book came out recently and I grabbed a sample.
I was right.
TL;DR: Good book.
While you’re waiting for my next book to come out, grab a sample of Ships Of My Fathers and see if you like it. There’s a lot of Ishmael Wang in Michael Fletcher and a bit of Lois McKendrick in the Heavy Heinrich. There are a lot more points of view and the book has a bit more interpersonal conflict than the Share series but I’m looking forward to his next book already.
For those of you not keeping up at nathanlowell.com, I apologize. I didn’t realize so much time had passed since I’d posted here.
In brief –
Medical: Eye surgeries are done. I can see again and I’ve got a new outlook as well. Right now I’m working on focus.
Emotional: Therapy and medications are helping. I’m not out of the woods yet, but I think I see a clearing up ahead.
Professional: I’ve got a plan to get all the books out in all the formats before I write anything new. They will not be available from every outlet and every store but you will be able to get them in any format (except PDF) eventually. The “when?” question is locked up behind a contractual obligation that I must clear away before I can proceed.
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Now, I need to get back to work.
I’ve just posted a full update and schedule for the rest of the year over on NathanLowell.com.
Wondering what I’m doing?
I think I listed everything on my current schedule. It should answer any questions.