Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Galleys

Hastily written blog post coming your way due to impending electrical storm:

Luna sent me half a dozen galleys of Eyes of Crow last week, and I must say, they are gaw-geous! Each manifestation of the cover just looks better and better to me than the last.

Also, they came up with an intriguing chapter heading doohickey. It's hard to describe without making it sound really odd, but here goes:

It's a drawing of a woman's face carved into what looks like a tree. Are you with me so far? Then the top of the tree trunk is sort of broken off into the shape of a crow flying away. So in a way, there's a crow flying out of her head.

I said it was hard to describe.

I couldn't resist reading the thing, even though I hated it on the last go-'round. But you know what? There's a big difference between reading a manuscript and reading something that looks and feels like a book. Now I'm really digging it, and more importantly, getting inspiration for Voice of Crow as I read it.

Also, I found a couple of continuity errors between the two books, things I'd forgotten I'd established. Nothing serious, but hey, it's bad form to break your own rules. And really bad form to make some dude a Cougar in one book then change him to a Bobcat in the next.

The *#$^*(#@ thunderstorm is almost here, so I'd better sign off before I get zapped. It would suck to die in the name of blogging.

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4 Comments:

I can not tell you how much I am looking forward to reading this book. I can't wait till it comes out.:-)

Posted by: Blogger Kathy at 6/29/2006 2:47 AM

Thanks! Me neither. I think. Actually, I'm terrified. But in a good way. Hopefully it'll be like a ride on a roller coaster and not like a ride on the Titanic.

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 6/29/2006 8:10 AM

I gurantee this wil not be Titanic in the sense you mean it.

Cecilia

Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 6/29/2006 1:29 PM

I love the LUNA chapter doohickeys. They are verra kewl and sorta set the tone in a visual way.

Congrats!

moon

Posted by: Blogger moonhart at 6/30/2006 10:06 PM

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