(Heh. For two pins, I'd do one from the Russian side of the Hidden Frontier and call it TWS, too).
Item: USAS Lupine mugs are back! If I did it right, the store is here.
Item: Ka-Blam! informs me they've shipped my order, USPS priority. When they arrive, I will have a chance to compare them side-by-side with Lulu and make my selection.
Item: Proofreading is a bit over half done, edits to the MS lagging a chapter behind.
Hoping to be done and at a printer's by New Year's or shortly after, at which point they will be buyable. I will probably put a Lulu-printed version on Amazon.com, as the whole business of getting an ISBN and listing is easier that way, but that's all on spec. The "official" edition, available with autographs, etc. will be whichever one wins on price/quality.
Not sure if I will sell the galley versions or use them to level tables. The .75 errors/page average has not dropped. For some reason, I have trouble spotting even egregious errors unless the book is in my hand, in print.
BUILDING A 1:1 BALUN
2 years ago