When I first wrote The Copper Promise, it was supposed to have been a serial gradually released in novella-sized chunks – I wanted to capture that fast-paced atmosphere of old school pulp fantasy.
Now, of course, it’s being published by Headline in gorgeous-giant-book-format (*snoopy dance*) but I’m pleased to say that we’re also doing a serialized release of the ebook, starting next Friday! The full details (and all the gorgeous covers) are over at the Headline blog, but part 1, Ghosts of the Citadel, is available for preorder for the sexy little price of 99p, with part 2 coming along on the 2nd of January. Exciting!
Time for a quick update from Admin5000!
So, the last Copper Promise post was a few weeks ago now and I think I was on Chapter Three of part four, which I had yet to give a firm title too. Well, a month later and I’m on Chapter 25 and part four appears to have morphed into Upon the Ashen Blade, which hopefully means I am making progress – quite a lot for me actually, as I seem to have finally developed a system of writing in small bursts that has boosted my word count. Hurrah for that!
I’m into the endgame now. There will be perhaps another two chapters (the endings always take longer than I expect them to, so take this with a healthy pinch of salt) and the first draft of The Copper Promise, in its entirety, will be complete. At which point I will probably crawl into a dark room and hide under a pillow for a while, making small uncertain noises as I contemplate the editing job that must take place.
This book has turned into a monster. Wydrin would probably find that hilarious, the moo.
In other news, isn’t Avatar: The Last Airbender amazing? I’m aware that I am horribly late to the party on this one, but we’ve just started watching series 2 and I’m a bit in love with it. The writing is great and utterly persuasive (how much do I adore Zuko already? It’s ridiculous), the world building and mythology is top notch, and the animation, which benefits from a lovely clean anime style and healthy dollops of slapstick, is just an absolute pleasure. New favourite thing!