This blog describes the publishing phase of the novels 'The Daemon of Cormagan' and 'The Haeven of Punyal', which I started working on in 2009 and 2011, as part of Nanowrimo. The novels are illustrated by Marlon Teunissen.
dinsdag 17 mei 2011
Update on the front cover
There is another sample of the front cover available on Marlon Teunissen's blog. It looks quite colorful, but I like purple and yellow. The orange might be a little bit disturbing, but it works well for the sunset.
maandag 16 mei 2011
Mar Enmig might be better
After my previous post I realized that "Mar Enmig" probably sounds better than Enmig Mar, so I replaced it in my novel. Thank you, Gustavo.
donderdag 12 mei 2011
Enmig Mar chronicles, perhaps?
I know it is a bit silly to already think of a series of novels when you haven't yet published your first one, but it's also good to be prepared. I was wondering if "The Enmig Mar Chronicles" is a good way to introduce the concept. The nice thing about the Enmig Mar is that it is in the middle, however, the name is obviously different in different countries, so it might not match well if the novel is set in the north east or south, for instance. The name seems a little bit jarring too, perhaps I need to find something better.
maandag 9 mei 2011
Some editing done
This weekend I made a few minor changes, adding a few descriptions and making the passing of time more clear, and added a little bit about the ancient civilization that exists in the novel. For some reason there is no gunpowder, but I didn't want to leave that unreferenced. I also indicated that some of the boats are steam powered.
zaterdag 7 mei 2011
Colored version of cover
On Marlon's blog now a colored version of the cover of my novel. I especially like the way the sun and the castle are looking, the daemon is a little bit different than my own interpretation (I made a small version at the bottom of this blog).
vrijdag 6 mei 2011
On Marlon's blog there are more sketches, this time of the cover of the novel. This is not at all done yet, but it's always nice to see.
donderdag 5 mei 2011
Marlon Teunissen is doing the illustrations for the Daemon of Cormagan, and she recently started putting some sketches on her blog. The first one was a sketch of the fight with the bear. She's very good at drawing action sequences like this, and it forces me to think more about the way the characters look.
woensdag 4 mei 2011
I wrote a post about the talker used in my novel, the Daemon of Cormagan. When I designed it I wasn't entirely sure if it was feasible, but according to a recent Jameco puzzle it is at least possible to build the transmitter. After reading that, the receiver seems to be less far fetched as well, although powering the whole thing with phosphor instead of sunlight might still be a stretch.
dinsdag 3 mei 2011
Welcome to the Daemon of Cormagan
The Daemon of Cormagan is my first novel, which hopefully will be published this year (it's basically finished, just needs a fifth cycle of editing).
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