The second story in the Gods in Twilight cycle, a 10,000 word short novella, is about to be despatched to the publisher.
The finishing process has been something of a frenzy – though that’s no different from any piece of writing. All the main decisions have already been made about the content – and at the eleventh hour there’s no place to change them. However, all the details all need attention. By the time it’s about to go, those details are often down to tiny matters such as consistency of punctuation, literal typography and so forth. All of them count, and authors, inevitably, are their own worst proof-readers. But that doesn’t mean writers can slack off and let somebody else do the hard yards. You can’t have too much proofing in any piece of writing. Period.
The story will be published probably early next year. I’m looking forward to seeing it in print, and I hope you are too.
Copyright © Matthew Wright 2016