Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The wait is over


Tara said...

Ooo oo!! This is unfathomably awesome!

Can't wait to read it!

watch*paint*dry said...

I am totally going to judge this book by its cover. AWESOME!

T-Bird said...

I really like the cover art - very interesting. There's a lot of layers to it, isn't there? Is it the work of your friend Grum? If so, he did a sterling job.

Hmmm. I'm intrigued by this story now... are you going to word press it while you shop it around? It'd be great to read it (hint hint)

Inexplicable DeVice said...

I like it. A lot!

So, when's it going to be published? Are you famous yet? Grum's done a fantastic job - I can't wait to read i-

* gasps in shock *

You can't put your blog address on the back! People will find out you have weird stalkers! Ok, maybe just the one weird stalker... T-Bird, you'd better stop. It's unbecoming.

Tim said...

Tara - Thank you! Hopefully not too long to wait now!

Watch*Paint*Dry - I know I shouldn't, but I ALWAYS judge books by their covers!

T-Bird - One day, when it's been released into the wild, I'll post the different variations of the cover. I suggested two ideas to Grum, but he came up with this one on his own. It's by far my favourite, and fits the tone of the book superbly.

Word press it!? Good lord no! It's going to be a Createspace paperback on cream paper!

Inexplicable Device - I've not uploaded it to Createspace yet, but it's imminent. When I have I think it goes live almost immediately.

And the blog address is totally staying! T-Bird will just have to behave herself.

Dinah said...

Oh, this is way too exciting. I'm excited for you who has written this and most importantly me who will read it. Well done!

Is T.J. Leng the name you go by professionally?

WillowC said...

Fracking love it! But then you know that already!!

*returns to the proud corner*

Tim said...

Dinah - Will it be one of your 50 (+)? It's very short, so I'm sure you'd get through it in mere minutes!

I don't usually use my initials, but I thought Tim was a little informal, and I really don't like being called Timothy. So T.J. it is! And it makes me sound like T.J. Hooker.

Willowc - Hurrah and bless ya!

OddThomas said...

I don't want to sound repetitive, but that is AWESOME!

If I get any more excited I'm going to be escorted from the office in a straight-jacket :-)

CyberPete said...

That cover is brilliant. And yes I totally judge a book by its cover.

Can't wait to read it.

T-Bird said...

When I think of TJ Hooker, I think of Will Ferrell from a Night at the Roxbury. I can't remember the quote, so there was really no point in writing that, but hey. What can you do? I am from the future.

*sigh* I've been trying to help the IDV cause... and it's fun to help the cause because it makes Tim wriggle. Do I have to stop? For reals?

Sorry for the wordpress gaff. I was sort of using it as a verb for 'getting some versions of it published online so I can show potential publishers what it will look like as a best seller in their arsenal of awesome'.

Plus, I really don't want to have to behave. Really.

Tim said...

Odd Thomas - Cheers sir, that's very kind of ya!

Cyberpete - And I can't wait for you to be able to read it!

T-Bird - Greetings, future woman! Everyone seems to like it when I wriggle. Why is that?

I like the idea of having copies of the book off CreateSpace that I could threoretically show around to other people - I think it would be a wicked calling card. I still like the idea of pitching it as a graphic novel at some point, and having a self-published prose novel can only be a bonus when I pitch it.

Self publishing feels like the indie-film maker approach for books. It makes me feel cool!

missy&chrissy. said...

the cover looks awesome! we can't wait to read it...

Inexplicable DeVice said...

Because you have an adorable wiggle, one would suppose, Tim?

Tim said...

Missy&Chrissy - Thanks! And didn't we already agree that you'll be sorting out my book tour…?

Inexplicable Device - Not that you'll ever know, but yes, yes I do.

skillz said...

Dude, that looks frickin' awesome! I so can't wait to read it!

One minor criticism: the author. Surely you've got carte blanche to come up with whatever the hell name you like as a pseudonym? Lengothy Timford perhaps?

Tim said...

Cheers dude!

As for the pseudonym … That's Lord Lengothy Timford, I'll have you know!

The third, no less!!