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Friday, August 17, 2007

Strange moment

There are some experiences that words simply cannot capture. I just had one of those.
A few moments ago, Rachel Marks sent me one of the first preliminary sketches for the interior illustrations for The Servant of the Manthycore.
I wrote the first draft of "Voice of the Spoiler" over 12 years ago. The character has haunted me, in more ways than one, ever since. Now that the book will be out soon, I have more than ever been living with her as a constant, though surly, companion.
Opening that file was seeing her face for the very first time. Rachel was concerned that she get it right-- judging by the butterflies doing gymnastics in my mid-section right now, I'd say she did.
You are really going to like the interiors of this book!


Scriptorius Rex said...

Just read your latest story, 'Weaving Spiders Come Not Here' and I love it. This whole series is just outstanding. Best of luck with it!

michael said...

Thank you so much. It is great to hear from folks who have enjoyed my imaginary friends!