"Clay and Susan Griffith's Vampire Empire is Transforming Genre Fiction" Paul Goat Allen, BN Explorations.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Remember What We Said About the Fun Part?

We said that editing a full manuscript was the best part of writing.

Well, forget that.
It's getting done. But we've had more fun than this.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

November Gets Graphic

Two...count 'em...TWO graphic novels go on sale in November!

For some reason Bluewater Comics has decided that November is perfect to publish two comics we wrote over the last couple of years. Both of these books were originally intended to be 4-issue mini-series, but for various reasons, they've become stand-alone graphic novels.

Quatermain has art by the wonderful Patricio Carbajal.

It Came From Beneath the Sea...Again has art  by Chris Noeth (first half of the book) and the very original and unusual Todd Tennant (second half of the book).

With The Greyfriar: Vampire Empire Bk 1 and now these two books coming out in November, plus Vincent Price Presents #26 in December, everything we've written in the last 3 years is coming out in one big splash!

Christmas gifts for the WHOLE FAMILY!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

DragonCon schedule GROWS

New panels added...more to come?

Friday 11:30 am   New Voices in Steampunk/Alternate History
Friday 1:00 pm     Collaborations
Friday 7:00 pm     Pyr Books Panel
Friday 10 pm       What Makes a Book Sexy?

Saturday 10:30 am  Pyr Books Booth
Saturday 3:30 pm    Pyr Books Booth
There will be a number of Advanced Reader Copies of The Greyfriar: Vampire Empire Bk. 1 available!

Sunday 9 am        Stroll with the Pyr Stars
Sunday 5:30 pm  Out of the Coffin: Open vs. Closed Supernatural Systems

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Now Comes the Fun Part

First Draft of Vampire Empire: Book 2

We just printed out the entire first draft manuscript of our second Vampire Empire novel. Now we begin RE-WRITING! There is nothing more fun than editing a manuscript, recognizing problems and fixing them, cutting the fat, sharpening the narrative, tightening the themes. Perhaps after reading 3 or 4 drafts, you might tire of your own words. But the first complete read-through is great fun when you see the spots that work, but not so fun when you see the spots that don't!

And, yes, we edit on paper. We simply have to have the words on a sheet of paper, with pen in hand, to really get a feel for it. The people who make ink for printers make a lot of money off of us.