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The Mirage: قَدْ أُكْمِلَ

Or as the Romans would say, Consummatum est: These are the corrected first-pass galleys, just moments before we packed them into a box for return to the publisher last Friday. I’ll get second-pass galleys later this month, and no doubt … Continue reading

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Tim Burton, Wes Craven, what’s the difference?

Today’s New York Times editing oversight, from an article about the new Addams Family Broadway musical: [Addams’] influence is reflected not only in the work of generations of cartoonists but also in movies like “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” by … Continue reading

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And now we wait…

I spent the weekend going over the second-pass Bad Monkeys galleys, making sure all my corrections to the first pass made it in. I also did some touch-ups to the dust-jacket copy. And that’s pretty much it for me until … Continue reading

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I can relate

David Moles’ Chrononautic Log has an amusing William Gibson anecdote, about how Gibson, as he nears the end of a novel, invariably becomes convinced that it is not only the worst book that he’s ever written, but the worst book … Continue reading

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Monkey news

Over the weekend, I received the preliminary cover art for the Bad Monkeys dustjacket. Ain’t he pretty? Also, about a week ago I finished vetting the copyedited edition of the manuscript. For those of you not familiar with the publishing … Continue reading

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One step closer

Yesterday I finished editing the manuscript to Bad Monkeys. Now it goes to the copyeditor and then to galleys. HarperCollins’ art department is already working on the dust jacket, so I should have a picture of what the finished book … Continue reading

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