Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sublimation - It's Nearly a Book!

All---

Just quick post to let everyone know that Sublimation, the psychological suspense novel I've been working on for far too long, has reached the next milestone.  I've completed my writing and main revising, and have sent the 99K manuscript to a couple of key readers and my personal editor.  When I get all that feedback in, it's one last round of revisions, and then (assuming the revisions aren't too major), it will finally be time to begin querying.

In brief, Sublimation is a psychological thriller about good and evil, order and chaos, a woman who loves the rules and man who loves finding ways around them.  There's plenty of action and suspense as the surreal narrative winds through the personal history of two people: a business man who bluffs his way through every situation and an agent who who clings to the order provided by the law.  Beginning with a high stakes poker game that turns into a bombing, Alec Smith quickly finds out that he can't bluff his way through the blood on his hands.  Grey Kinjou stakes her reputation, her job, and her family on stopping Smith.  And in the corner, in the darkness, one man cackles and fiddles with the pearl choker around his neck, hoping for their mutual destruction.

You can read more about Sublimation, including an excerpt on my new Books tab.

In the mean time, I'm shelving the MS until I start getting back solid feedback, even though there are still formatting issues to take care of and other little details I want to wrap up.  I'll be using this time to tidy up and submit some of the huge stack of short stories that are sitting here, just about complete.

Maybe soon you'll hear news about a new Nevets story of psychological self-destruction -- of twisted action on an inherited houseboat -- or about a forensic anthropologist in the old west.

Stay tuned!

.Nevets.

11 comments:

  1. Congratulations on this milestone. I hope it goes smooth sailing from here on out. Sounds so exciting.

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  2. YAY! I'll have to start reading!

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  3. Congrats on the development. If it comes out, I'd like to read it. *nods*

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  4. Wow!!! That sounds like a fantastic read! I hope all the feedback is great and the revisions short, and that it gets accepted quickly. Congratulations! And kudos for having a stack of shorts. I'm working on several of those myself-they're fun!

    Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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  5. Congratulations on reaching this point. I, too, am waiting for feedback from readers. Then comes the hard part: choosing which to disregard and which to embrace. Good luck!

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  6. 99K? Oh, that will take me longer than I thought! Still super excited to get to it! And congratulations. :)

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  7. Oh well done, Nevets! Very good luck with it.

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  8. Congratulations! I hope the feedback is positive--and that revisions go smoothly!

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  9. Wow, thank you all so much for stopping by to show your support. It's very encouraging!

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  10. This sounds fantastic, Nevets! Congrats on finishing. I'm excited for you.

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  11. Great news, Nevets!

    You're very wise to concentrate on other things while you're waiting for feedback. Easier said than done in my experience...

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