Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Epoch Reviewed!

Epoch is officially released next week, but already I have one glowing review from Canadian Review of Materials (CM)! Check this out!

I tell you, this brightened up my day like nobody's business. Completely blew away my disappointment over the rejection of Young Nostradamus. My editor didn't think the story had a very salable hook, not like Epoch had. Epoch had the end of the world as a comedy, whereas YN has a kid with the ability to predict the future - not half as catchy. He invited me to resubmit it in four months time, by which point the numbers for Epoch will have rolled in. If Epoch does well (which it will, say it with me!) then he will reconsider his decision on Young Nostradamus.

That means Epoch must be a hit. And with a review like the one linked above, it is on the right track.

It will be a hit. A big one. I can feel it!

5 comments:

Wendy said...

Great review, Tim! Congratulations!

Bill Cokas said...

No such thing as bad publicity, right? And it's always good when someone else says great things about your work and takes the burden off you;)

Bella Rossa said...

Wow! What a marvelous review. I hope you are proud.

I'm curious about your relationship with your editor, and how much time you spend developing an idea before your editor gives you a green light or a red light. How many "reds" are there compared to "greens?"

Justine said...

That's great Tim! Super Kudos!!!

Timothy Carter said...

Thank you all for your positive comments. Keep 'em coming!

Bella, the editing process has been a very good experience for me. Basically, I send in my manuscript, and then the acquisitions editor and I discuss it (assuming they like it) and they tell me what works for them and what doesn't. Then I send in a new draft, and they tell me if I got it right. I'd say an equal number of 'reds' and 'greens'. If you're really interested, I'll do a blog about it sometime.