Friday, 6 October 2017

Roswell Revealed Cover

Here is a design for the front cover of the upcoming novel Roswell Revealed- a World After Disclosure. I've decided to adapt it from the same design as Rising; partly because I like it and also because Revealed is a direct sequel to Rising. See here for more details: http://hpanwo-bb.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/ive-finished-book.html.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

I've Finished the Book!

I have completed the final draft of my new novel Roswell Revealed- a World After Disclosure. This of course does not mean that the book is now published. There is a lot of work to be done before it becomes available. I have to design the cover. That is something I'm going to enjoy because I can incorporate the superb artwork of Annette Lemaire; above you can see her final image for the illustration. I will have to work on the general book design. I intend that Roswell Revealed will end up the same trim-size as Roswell Rising, but it will be somewhat thicker. This is partly because it is slightly longer in extent, but also because I am going to use bigger text. This is due to feedback from Rising readers who say the print is too small. (Another project I have is a new edition of Rising with bigger text). It cannot be avoided that because of this Revealed is going to cost more than Rising's very reasonable £9. I will also have to allocate an ISBN and plan the book with the printers. However, the biggest task of all will be, as always, revision. I'm very pleased with the draft I've written, but it inevitably will not be perfect. I will need to work through it again, correcting mistakes, adding new segments, taking out some segments etc. Bear with me; I will post an immediate notice the moment the book is launched. In the meantime feel free to read the sample first chapter, see: http://hpanwo-bb.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/roswell-revealed-sample-first-chapter.html.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Roswell Revealed Cover- Sketches

I have once again brought in the artist Annette Lemaire to help design the cover of my upcoming novel Roswell Revealed- a World After Disclosure. Her cover picture for Roswell Rising was excellent and I've had many favourable comments about it from readers, see: http://hpanwo-bb.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/the-book-is-finished-really-finished.html. The above are her first pencil sketches that she will develop into a complete picture.
See here for the sample first chapter of Roswell Revealed: http://hpanwo-bb.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/roswell-revealed-sample-first-chapter.html.

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Roswell Revealed Update

I've always echoed the old maxim that writing is more perspiration than inspiration, and it is. However there does seem to be an external force at work when it comes to regulating the flow of creative juices. After posting the sample chapter for Roswell Revealed- a World After Disclosure, see: http://hpanwo-bb.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/roswell-revealed-sample-first-chapter.html, progress stagnated to me making a few notes and mulling the story over in my head. That's been six months now, so it's time to move on. I don't feel guilty; my workload in other areas over the winter and spring has been phenomenal. Also it's not an excuse to say it just didn't feel right to continue. I've been writing long enough to know that it is futile to try and set sail when the wind is not blowing. The offence is committed when a writer misses an opportunity by staying ashore when the wind picks up, and I hope I never do that. That time is now. I have committed myself by making a video trailer on HPANWO TV, see: http://hpanwo-tv.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/roswell-revealed-trailer.html. It took me just over a year to write Roswell Rising, but three quarters of that was mulling and scratching notes about how to break through "the Wall" etc, see: http://hpanwo-bb.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/roswell-rising-update-february-2016.html. Once I gathered momentum I worked pretty quickly. Actual total writing time for Rising was probably less than three months. I have now begun the continuing draft of Roswell Revealed. My forecasted workload over the remainder of the summer is far easier than previously. Nevertheless this means, among other things, that the second edition of Rising is now postponed, as is the ebook, see: http://hpanwo-bb.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/big-print-update.html. I no longer have time to do it, so Rising will remain on sale in its present form, small print, typos and other warts and all. Apologies to those who found it unbearable; but remember it will also remain at its current bargain price of nine pounds. I'll start work on an improved edition as soon as I have finished Revealed, probably of both books. The major problem with Revealed is that it is a sequel to Rising. It is a continuation of the same story with many of the same characters in the same scenario. Some series authors try to claim that their various volumes can be enjoyed as standalone books; but that is dishonest in every case I've come across. I'm not going to pretend otherwise; there is no point reading Revealed unless you have already read Rising. This means I'm writing a book for a greatly reduced market. I'll probably end up doing a discount package for both books together. I'll post another update as soon as there's news.