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Marseguro update

I've finally heard from Sheila Gilbert at DAW regarding my new book (which she refers to as Marseguro, so maybe that actually will be the title); she's going to call tomorrow to discuss some editorial revisions (a few things that need "fleshing out" and some "points we need to discuss for clarification"). Wish me luck!She also wants to discuss possible cover scenes. Gotta give that some thought...(but, hey, if she wants to discuss the cover, the book must not be completely hopeless, which is a relief).Insecurity, thy name is Writer.

Posted by Edward Willett at 21:11, April 4th, 2007 under Blog | Comment now »

"So, how did it go?"

I'm sure that's the question you're dying to ask about my telephone conversation with my editor at DAW, Sheila Gilbert, earlier today.It went very well...it also went on for an hour and a half and produced five single-spaced pages of notes. I now have a couple of months to rewrite the whole thing and attempt to deal with some of the concerns and questions Sheila raised, all of which were very much to the point. The final manuscript I think will be at least 10,000 words longer--maybe more--based on what we talked about, but I'm told that's OK: the goal here is to flesh out my created worlds and characters a bit more. I'll be adding in ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 20:26, April 5th, 2007 under Blog | 1 Comment »

Marseguro revision submitted!

Yay! At approximately 2:30 a.m. I finished and sent off the revised version of my new novel, Marseguro. I don't expect to see it again until page proofs.My editor at DAW, Sheila Gilbert, responded by sending my the cover art, but I'm not sure if I can post that here, yet, so I'll hold off until I know for sure. I will say, though, that it's by Steve Stone, who also did the cover for Lost in Translation, and it's fabulously fantastic. I couldn't be happier with it.I'm celebrating by not writing today. Well, except for this blog. And maybe some email. And maybe...

Posted by Edward Willett at 16:34, June 26th, 2007 under Blog | 2 Comments »

Marseguro available for pre-order!

Well, well, look at this: my new novel from DAW Books, Marseguro, is listed on Amazon.com, which means you can pre-order it already, even though it's not due out until February:Cool!Buy now and avoid the rush!

Posted by Edward Willett at 22:20, June 28th, 2007 under Blog | 2 Comments »

My publisher revamps its website!

OK, not the hugest news in the world, but until now the DAW Books website was a good two years out of date and, quelle horreur, my name did not appear on it anywhere.Now, it does!

Posted by Edward Willett at 20:21, September 4th, 2007 under Blog | Comment now »

They like me, they really like me!

Just heard from my agent that DAW is going to buy my proposed sequel to Marseguro, working title Terra Insegura.Woo-hoo!Watch for the return of "the first sentence I wrote today" in the very near future...

Posted by Edward Willett at 16:37, September 20th, 2007 under Blog | 5 Comments »

The full cover for my new novel, Marseguro…

...arrived via FedEx today, along with the page proofs which I must now carefully proofread and get back to DAW by October 26. Woo-hoo!Here's the full cover:The blurb above the title reads "Can the hidden colony of Marseguro survive rediscovery?" And here's the back copy:Marseguro, a water world far distant from Earth, is home to a small colony of unmodified humans known as landlings and to the Selkies, a water-dwelling race created by geneticist Victor Hansen from modified human DNA. For seventy years the Selkies and the unmodified landlings have dwelled together in peace, safe from pursuit by ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 22:24, October 3rd, 2007 under Blog | 3 Comments »

The first sentence I wrote today

Richard Hansen looked at the man who had appeared on the vidscreen in response to his request to speak to The Avatar.Words today, plus a few from Sunday I didn't blog: 2,139Total thus far: 15,630Percentage completed: 13So here I am back in Saskatoon for the last week of rehearsals for Beauty and the Beast before previews next week (yes, my name is misspelled "Willet" on the Web site--I really, really hope it's not in the program), leading up to opening night next Friday. My "day off" in Monday involved a two-hour meeting, writing a web column for CBC (which I failed to post before I left and don't have with me, so it ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 4:38, December 6th, 2007 under Blog | Comment now »

Back and looking forward

As you may have noticed, blogging has taken a back seat to other activities recently while I was acting in Beauty and the Beast up in Saskatoon, but I'm settling back into a regular home routine again and ready to start off a new year of Hassenpfeffering.And it's looking to be quite the year. First off, Marseguro will come out on February 5 from DAW Books. My deadline for turning in the sequel, Terra Insegura, is just ten days later.My children's biography of Janis Joplin should be out from Enslow before long, and I'm also finishing up my book on the Mutiny on the Bounty for Enslow, and have contracts to ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 17:05, January 3rd, 2008 under Blog | Comment now »

Free sample of Marseguro now online!

I've just posted the first two chapters of my upcoming science fiction novel Marseguro over at edwardwillett.com. Enjoy!And, then, of course, I hope you'll order the book.

Posted by Edward Willett at 5:06, January 8th, 2008 under Blog | Comment now »