Status Report: We’re Off to See the Wizards

Ten Thousand Hours is now in the hands (or at least the inboxes) of Familiar Editor and Unfamiliar Editor, heralding the arrival of the certainty I’ve wasted the past year of my life. It’s a vulnerable period, being separated from any book for the first time, with the added strain of the separation being for the purpose of judgment. It would be so much more pleasant if the first outing was a play date with friends.

Unfortunately, that’s not how this works. The book needs to be better, and that necessitates constructive criticism from trained and experienced professionals, regardless of my neuroses.

I’ve already done the ebook cover. I can’t design the paperback cover until I have the final content file to give me the dimensions of the spine. Obviously, I can’t format for paper or digital until the book has undergone its final revision. Ergo, the only things I have to occupy me while I wait are working on the description, exploring infinite space in No Man’s Sky, and wallowing in insecurity.

One of these things is preferable to the other two. Can you guess which one?

If you answered “working on the description,” you would be so, so mistaken.

However, it needs to be done, so expect that to show up here in the next week or two.

And maybe if the first few chapters come back without being completely savaged, I can give you a preliminary teaser, too.

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