Friday, January 20, 2012

TM1 proofs arrived.

My proof copies of TM1 arrived Thursday night; I'm just now sitting down to get a good look at them, but I see a couple of apparent problems that I hadn't anticipated. For starters, the cover art is a LOT darker than I had anticipated, as are several of the internal pictures. My philosophy has always been "Do it right or don't do it at all." so I'm adjusting all of the problem children this weekend, as well as fixing a few minor typos and grammar problems this weekend. With any luck, I'll get it finished up this weekend and resubmitted to Lightning to start the process over again. As I said, it's a learning process at this point, so the print version will lag a few weeks from the electronic release (which, coincidentally, is already available on Still and all, I have to say it's a pretty amazing feeling to hold an actual book in your hand that has your name on it.

Monday, January 16, 2012

TM2 Progress

Well, another day in frigid South Dakota brings progress on our second Tech Manual, the Moke-class Launch.  I'm well into basic modelling, hoping to get that finished up in the next couple of days so I can delve into starting on the textures.   I'm looking at 3 variants for the book - cargo, passenger, and Search and Rescue.  Here's a progress shot on the S&R version, with bigger drives and an expanded sensor suite.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

TM1 clears pre-media, is ready to print!

Just got home to find that TM1 (Reprieve-class Escape Pods) has cleared pre-media and is ready for print.  I ordered my proof copy, so in the next week or two, if everything goes well, it will be ready for full release.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

TM1 is off to print approval!

At long last, TM1 is in the print approval process.  If all goes well, I should have a proof copy in the next week to ten days, with it hopefully going live shortly thereafter, depending on any problems encountered.  Since this is my first shot at print, we'll keep our fingers crossed and hope I've got it all correct.

A shot of the cover for your perusal -