Release Date

We pushed the release date for my book, Sudden Mission, a couple of weeks to August 18. Travel and some other things delayed some work. Still, there will be a cover soon and we’ll have the editing done in a couple of weeks, then the final proofreading starts. The Booktrope Vox Dei team is a wonderful group to work with and the team members are doing a great job. This has been a fantastic experience for me, working with this group. They are dedicated professionals all, and put forward their best work.

I think Booktrope may have hit on a publishing model that will be the standard for publishing in the future.

If you are on Goodreads, Sudden Mission by Guy L. Pace is listed now and you can put it on your “want to read” list. There is no cover art, yet, but there is a little blurb on the Goodreads listing. We’ll post more information there as the book becomes available.

In between edits and rewrites, I’m getting the second novel, Nasty Leftovers ready to offer up to Vox Dei. I’m glad I waited a bit on this, as the edits and rewrites on Sudden Mission impact some of the story on Nasty Leftovers. A lot of the work I’m doing there involves continuity and consistency edits.

Along with the release date, there will be a cover reveal soon–and it is really cool! I also plan to set up a launch party somewhere in the Spokane area. Of course, this will be interesting as the release date is the day before Sasquan (WorldCon 2015) starts in Spokane.

My calendar fills up. I’m retired and I’m busier than when I was working. Bet you haven’t heard that before.

Keep writing.

 

Cover Art Approved

Booktrope approved the cover art for the novel. The designer is getting it in final form. It rocks.

So, I expect I’ll have a reveal soon. Be prepared. It is gonna knock your socks off.

The cover design came out while I was traveling (see link no longer valid), so I wasn’t able to show it to my wife. She saw it this morning and was very excited. I think it captures the drama and sense of dread and uncertainty the characters face. I’m excited, too. Things are coming together quickly. I have a lot of work to do to wrap up the edits and rewrites. So, I’m gonna get busy.

Keep writing.

A Cover Soon?

Sorry for the quiet lately. I’ve been on the road. Still, things are getting done and we had a cover design concept shared on the team site recently. It is exciting to see what someone can put together for a book cover.

Edits are moving along and the timeline seems to be holding together.

I’ll have more information soon. Maybe even a “cover reveal” in the near future?

Stay tuned and keep writing.

Paid

Reality is just setting in, now. Got an email and went online to accept payment for my first published short story. Thank you, Neo-Opsis!

For the first time, I can say I’m an author who earned money from a story I wrote. That’s not saying I’m a pro, compared to SFWA’s definition of a pro. But, for me, this is quite an achievement.

I’ve been paid as a newspaperman, for a column in a journal (a small stipend), and some piece work over my lifetime. But, this is my first commercial story sale.

It has been years in coming. New Kid survived a number of submissions and rejections. But, I had faith in it and I kept sending it out. It found a home!

Never get discouraged and never give up.

Keep writing.

New Kid in Print

My first published short story, New Kid, is now in print. Neo-Opsis Science Fiction Magazine Issue #25 is in print and is on the way to mailboxes and stores.

If you ordered a subscription or a copy of this particular magazine, you should see it soon. And, I thank you for your support.

If you didn’t yet order a subscription or copy, you can still do so. More information is available at Neo-Opsis SFM.

I would be interested in knowing what you think of the story. Please post comments here.