Dear STRAIN readers:
Some of you are aware that I have two more books in the STRAIN saga coming out. A prequel titled JUGGERNAUT and a sequel titled BANE.
JUGGERNAUT is written and I’ll be turning it over to my editor within days. BANE is being written and will be turned in within another month or two.
As I’m revising JUGGERNAUT and going into writing BANE, its become increasingly obvious that the world has expanded to the point where I need a series bible. However, my writing and revising schedule is tight enough that I really can’t find the time to give this project the full attention it needs.
WHAT I’M LOOKING for is a reader who is intimately familiar with STRAIN already (and preferably one who knows enough about writing to know what a series bible requires) to help me.
What will you get in compensation? How about a sneak peek at the early drafts of JUGGERNAUT and BANE?
I will provide you with access to the document I’ve already started, which has the outline of the bible and a sample entry or two in each section to demonstrate what I’m looking for. You will be familiar with (or able to figure out with minimal coaching) how to do things like create bookmarks and link to them within the document so that the table-of-contents is hyperlinked to the appropriate entries, and key words, characters, and concepts within each entry are hyperlinked to other entries as needed.
You won’t be working alone; I will also be adding to the bible as I continue writing and revising. I want to have the bible somewhat complete and available for my editors to refer to as the manuscripts move into the editing phase of things.
If interested, please contact me on Tumblr, Goodreads, or using the form on the About page of my website. Please give me a short explanation of how familiar with STRAIN and/or similar projects you are. Be honest about your ability to help, please? Don’t just respond because you want the sneak peek at the upcoming books. I need someone who is seriously capable, both skill-wise and time-wise, of helping out here.
3 responses to “ATTN: STRAIN fans. I need a volunteer for a project. #amwriting”
Okay, so a brief explanation about why I’m obsessed – sorry, what I “know” about the Strain.
Well for one, it’s my favorite book. Ever. Never in my life have I read a book and then reread it again, only seconds after finishing it!
Your book is the inspiration behind my own novel. You are an amazing and beautiful writer, one whom I admire greatly.
I still randomly think about the Strain. Certain scenes, particular quotes. I love it. It helped me out my depressing this time last year. I owe you.
Anyway, I’m not entirely familiar with “bible series” and things such as that. But I spend A LOT of time using word (I can work with all versions, though I’m currently using the most recent ones), so I’m at least familiar with it. I’m a quick and adaptable learner and I would really like to help you out. As I said, you helped me big time and so I’d love to return the favour.
Wow, thank you so much for your kind words. How about this. How about you email me (use the form on the About page) and I will send you the link to the Google doc for the series bible, so you can look it over, get a sense of what I’m trying to do with it, and then let me know if that looks like something you can help with? If it is, maybe you can try filling in a few entries for the stuff you already know about STRAIN, and if it works, I’ll share the JUGGERNAUT manuscript (and BANE, as it reaches various points of completion) so you can help work on that stuff, too!
Thank you so much for volunteering. I hope we can make this work!
Sounds fantastic to me 🙂
I’ve sent you an email, let me know if you get it okay?
I hope I’ll be able to help you out. I’ll definitely try my hardest.