Pred Done…Epic Struggle Complete

Oy. Pred novel done. Going to go collapse now.

That’s 87,000 words, four drafts plus copy edits, etc., mostly in the last two months. And yet…I’m really, really satisfied with this one. I think it rocks. (Thanks in part to my first readers, who I’ll mention in a future post.)

AND, dual cause for celebration, Ann just got her copies of her first edited issue of Weird Tales!


17 comments on “Pred Done…Epic Struggle Complete

  1. Rob Davies says:

    Is there a pub date for this yet? I’ll have to rewatch the movies to get up to speed.

  2. It’s September, I believe.

    I took the movies as my main inspiration–and action/adventure movies in general.


  3. Larry says:

    Cool! Any chance of a stray fungus or meerkat making it into the novel? In all seriousness, though, I’ll check this out when it’s released :D

  4. Yes to the stray fungus…

  5. Dave Larsen says:

    Way to go Jeff! Have a cigar. Sleep late. Congratulations!

  6. Hey, you two are among the primary reason it IS done–and done well.

  7. Horia Ursu says:

    waaaah, congrats! can’t wait! let’s hope for a simultaneous release in romania!

  8. David Moles says:

    Sorry I didn’t make it to that last draft in time. Congratulations!

  9. Dave Larsen says:

    Not to change the subject, but any idea when Ann’s first issue of Weird Tales will hit the bookstores?

  10. AnnV says:

    Dave, it should be hitting the newsstands any day now if not there already. If you don’t see it, ask! It’s beautiful, if I do say so myself. And I can thank Stephen Segal and everyone at Wildside (and also the contributors) for making this such a success.

  11. Dave Larsen says:

    Ann, I’ll check it out at lunchtime. Can’t wait!

  12. Andrew says:

    I hope we have WT where I live.

  13. Matt says:

    And I can thank Stephen Segal and everyone at Wildside (and also the contributors) for making this such a success.

    Glad he’s doing something besides those godawful action movies now.

  14. jukkahoo says:

    One cigar also from here! Looking forward for the finished product.

  15. Congratulations on finishing the novel!

    Wow, two months. That’s kind of like NaNoWriMo except for the not sucking part.

  16. Jeff VanderMeer says:

    Thanks. I’m happy with it. I think I’d know if it wasn’t good–at least, I hope so!! But people I trust say it’s good, so…

    And, Mr. Moles–no worries.


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