November is the month for Weller news, apparently, because I have plenty of it!
First up, I'm pleased to announce that I've teamed up with the original Weller audiobook narrator, A.W. Miller, to bring the short story The Weller: Night of the Cicada to Audible! The audiobook will run approximately thirty minutes, and I'm hoping to have it available in time for the holidays! At first, I wasn't going to bother with an audio production for such a short story, but I also originally wasn't going to publish a paperback, and it's been immensely popular with the Weller fans, so why the hell not do an audiobook? Just a little something fun to tide folks over until The Weller: Fear of the Dark is released.
Speaking of which...
If you're a regular reader of this blog, you likely already know that I've been hard at work on the book this month, taking advantage of the momentum of NaNoWriMo to spur me forward and hopefully finish the book before the end of the year. As of last night, I'm 955 words short of the daily goal. Unfortunately I fell a little behind when I traveled for the Ghost concert in Ames last week, but I'm confident that I can catch up once the book's action scenes really ramp up. Even if I don't hit 50,000 words before December, though, I'm still making significant progress, especially considering how slow I typically write. At any rate, I'm going to try to hit that goal.
Then the search for cover art will begin. I have a few ideas for what I'd like the artwork to look like, but I haven't quite settled on a concept yet. I plan to commission original artwork from Puppeteer Lee, who painted the cover art for Birthright. One thing is certain, however, I would like this cover to show Matt unmasked this time.
Weller 2 is starting to come together, folks. The past couple weeks have awakened Matt Freeborn's cynical voice inside me, and I'm confident that this book will absolutely blow Weller fans away. Stay tuned for more.
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