Various bits of news for this week. First and foremost, as of yesterday, I’ve finished and sent off the copy-edits for Fallen. There are proofreading and author queries still to do, but basically, the manuscript is done: the version I just sent to my publishers is something like 99.5% identical with the one you guys will be reading this autumn.
And yes, I know, that’s a long time to wait, especially since the manuscript is almost entirely ready to go. But publishers have their publishing slots, and that’s just how they do things. If it’s any consolation, it won’t actually make much difference to how long it’ll take me to finish the series.
Reedsy has featured Alex Verus as #4 on their list of top fantasy series ever. I can’t honestly say I think it deserves to place that high, but it’s a nice ego boost.
And on a different note, we’re coming up to Fated‘s seven year anniversary! Seven years is kind of an interesting number, for reasons that I’ll get into, so I’m planning an anniversary post for two weeks from now. More details at the time.