Jeff Seymour - Author of Fantasy, Literary Fiction, & c.: News for the Week of 10.4.13: Soulwoven and All Hallows Write!

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Friday, October 4, 2013

News for the Week of 10.4.13: Soulwoven and All Hallows Write!

Hello, dear friends and readers!

Sorry for the long time between updates. I’ve been busy!

Thing of note number one! I went to the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers conference in Denver and had a blast. I met lots of cool people, like indie bestseller Laura Kreitzer and fellow Kickstarter alum TravisHeermann, and I saw some old friends and made some new contacts with people in publishing doing interesting things. I also gave a workshop on how to write cover copy, which I’ll be presenting again online for Delve Writing on Oct. 15. As far as I’m aware, you can log in and watch as a guest. If you’re thinking about checking it out, let me know and I’ll double check.

Thing of note number two! I finished my last round of revisions on Soulwoven before it goes off to my editor Rose Fox. It went well. I’m confident that I’ve written a good book. And really, that’s all any author can ask. New cover art for it is in the works, and I can’t wait to share it with you. And mark February down in your calendars, because that’s when the print version comes out. It’ll be available worldwide on Amazon, and you should all buy a copy.

Thing of note number three! Maybe most exciting for the Wattpad audience, I’ve started the Cass round of revisions on Soulwoven: Exile, in which the story of Litnig and Cole and their friends darkens and broadens and spreads out. This is always the most terrifying round of revisions for me, because it’s the first time I share it with anyone, and it’s such an intimate experience. I always find flaws, and they always make me feel like there’s more work left to be done than I can possibly handle and that I’m a terrible writer. But when it’s over, the book is approaching a state of readiness for sharing with a wider audience. I want to start getting chapters out around the same time the print version of Soulwoven comes out. Fingers crossed I can hit that deadline.

Thing of note number four! All Hallows Write is coming up at the end of the month. I’m excited about the story idea I’ve got cooking for it, which involves thunderstorms and a creature from another dimension and bad parents and loving brothers and a level of gore somewhere between moderate and “yuck.” The aforementioned Travis Heermann will be joining me on the adventure, and I’ll be contacting some other indie writers over the next month to see if I can’t con anyone else into staying up all night with me and writing scary things.

Thanks for tuning in, thanks for reading, and thanks for believing,

Jeff

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