It’s been a while since I’ve given an update on my novel. A lot has happened!
First update: I have a new title! The book is now called THE EXO PROJECT. This is taken directly from the book. In the story, the Exo Project is the mission that takes one of my main characters, Matthew, off-Earth to explore a distant exoplanet (a planet outside our solar system) where he meets my other main character, Kiva, the young leader of a matriarchal society there. I think it’s a cool title, and I’m really excited about it.
Second update: THE EXO PROJECT has a publication date! The book will be released to the world on April 4, 2017. That may feel like a long way away right now, but it’ll be here fast.
Third update: I’m basically done with my work on THE EXO PROJECT. The book recently went through copyediting, a stage where a copyeditor takes a fine-toothed comb to the text and looks for any errors and inconsistencies. Next, the book will be designed and typeset, proofread, then printed after a few final rounds of review. With each step in the process, my chances to make changes in the text dwindle, and I get closer to having a final book. It’s exciting and scary at the same time.
That’s it for now, but I’ll have more updates soon. I’ve been looking at cover designs with my publisher, and I really love where it’s going. They picked an illustrator for the cover with a haunting, otherworldly style that’s perfect for the book. When the cover’s ready, I’ll be sharing it—along with the illustrator’s identity—right here. Stay tuned!