Saturn as seen from Titan, painting by Chesley Bonestell
Favorite astronomical painting
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Update on The Higher Mission
Ms. Gill from Burst Books came back to me in a week after I submitted the full manuscript of The Higher Mission and said the story has potential but before considering a contract I must revise it, changing passive to active voice, clean up my grammar and do some other things to it. She said she wouldn't ask for a revision if she didn't think the story had potential. So I'm feverishly revising the 300+ pages and am half way through on that. If this flies then it will be my first accepted novel. I hope that happens. So far I've cut 4000 words out to tighten up the prose. Again the image I've included is Saturn as seen from Iapetus which is appropriate for the opening chapter of this novel.
On another matter my short story Help Sessions is being considered by Wild Rose and I believe I'll get a contract for it soon.