Folks, I am sorry for being not-so-communicative. We are more or less in the same holding pattern as before. I am waiting on a couple of things, and I realize that many of you are in turn waiting on me. The interconnectedness of this book keeps us from going forward until every element is in place.
I can tell you that I have read many amazing submissions. This call for subs brought in a lot from two groups, neither of whom submitted much to LIMINALITY: (1) Academics (English professors, master's degree candidates, etc.) and (2) young first-time writers. No idea why -- feel free to discuss amongst yourselves.
I will continue to update you as regularly as possible. I am on the downhill side of the screenplay assignment. After it's complete, there should be some breathing room between my handing in the first draft and the notes coming back. So there is real hope for serious progress early next month.
Apologies as always. Bear with me, everybody!
Okay, I am making this post on April 1, but this is NOT an April Fools joke.
Regarding responding to all of your wonderful submissions: I'm just not where I wanted to be on this. My goal was to have a 1st round of rejections and requests to hold by the first. We're just not there.
The primary reason is that I have been hired by a movie studio to script a feature film. The project has been in development for a while and is basically waiting for the script to move forward. This means I have to work both quickly and well.
This is a huge deal for me -- potentially life-changing -- and so there's just no question that I have to put it first for now. That said, BETA CITY is my baby, and it's going to be awesome, and no amount of success elsewhere will pull me away from it.
So, I must ask for your continued patience. Look for another update in about a week.