A lot has happened since I posted a draft of the final chapter of Avarice! Before I get to the details, here's a quick summary:
- I'll be launching a KickStarter in the next week
- Avarice has been renamed to The Siege of Abigail Beson
- If you don't know whether you need an editor, you need an editor
- Emily Krueger does awesome cover art
Now on to the details:
I'll be launching a KickStarter in the next week
I'll be self publishing The Siege of Abigail Beson. A KickStarter will help me pay an editor and pay for printing of hard copies.
Avarice has been renamed to The Siege of Abigail Beson
I made this decision for a couple of reasons. First, there are already several books titled "Avarice". Second, while 'avarice' is an accurate description of the content of the story, it doesn't tell the reader much about the story. The title "The Siege of Abigail Beson" is unique, introduces the main character, and sets the stage for a wartime conflict.
If you don't know whether you need an editor, you need an editor
This project was my first foray into writing-with-the-intent-to-publish. I thought the story was in pretty good shape when I started talking with potential editors. It rapidly became clear that I still had a lot of work to do. I had the kinds of mistakes I expected (typos, grammatical errors, etc), and errors I didn't expect (using idioms from the wrong century). I've made huge strides in improving the cohesiveness and clarity of the story since publishing my last update to this blog, and I'm confident you'll be impressed with the final product.
Emily Krueger does awesome cover art
I'm ready to launch the KickStarter because I just got the cover art from Emily Krueger Illustration, and it's better than I ever could have expected. I can't wait to share it!