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Advanced Bound Manuscripts are here

Very excited tonight. Came home from work to find a package from my publisher, Tor. Inside were several copies of my novel, in the Advanced Bound Manuscript stage.

The purpose of ABMs (not anti-ballistic missles) is to gather blurbs from other writers, or so I’m told.

Me, I thought it was to make the author very, very happy.

Advanced Bound Manuscripts

Advanced Bound Manuscripts

As a first time novelist, this is big stuff. Just holding a bound version of my work is daunting. They are not joking. No one is going to show up at my house with a camera and a van full of laughing friends and tell me it was all one of those new, cruel reality television shows.

This calls for a celebration. I’m thinking pizza.



The wild ox; strength and power.


Creativity; words, music, and art.


The troll cross; wealth and prosperity.


The sun; energy, honor, guidance.


Personally earned or lucky wealth and prosperity.


The harvest; patience and promise.


The chariot; journey and travel.

Note: This is not the real book cover.