I’ve made some progress on the codex. Tlaloc now struts his stuff in the centre of the page. I imagine this is the piece Clawfoot is working on in chapter 7 of Dark Water.
I’m very excited about the artwork Owen has done for the cover of ‘Dark Water’. It perfectly captures the mood of the novel and gives a taste of one of the key scenes from the story.
In other news, proofreading will be complete by the end of the month so the publication of ‘Dark Water’ looks set for April 2015.
Please click on the image to view it in a slightly higher resolution.
Half of the proof-reading is done! Within two weeks I’ll have the remainder back and will need to send the whole thing off for typesetting shortly afterwards. The end is in sight.
I’ve been trying to work on some new ideas for the cover. I can’t make my mind up whether to follow the mainstream historical fiction covers and incorporate some figures. It would make things more interesting, but the problem is that good artwork costs money…and I’m on a budget. I’ve had a go at drawing some warriors. Perhaps they’ll look OK if they’re small enough and blended in to a larger backdrop.
You know what it’s like when you’ve been working on something so long that it just leaves you cold?
Firstly, a PDF of the first scene of chapter one. Thanks to Helena and Mike for requesting a more reader-friendly format. Good idea! New Fire – Scene 1
Secondly, a new attempt to capture the concept of ths stone calendar as a cogwheel.
I spoke to Richard today and he’s adamant that the banner image at the top of this blog needs to be straightened. Anyone care to vote for or against?