Anthology Update: ARRIVAL

July is almost over (a.k.a. more than four months after our first estimate–gah!) and the print copies are here! (Cue jubilation and cessation of stress!)

If you’re an author, yay! Thank you so much for working with us over the past year–it is no exaggeration to say that this project would have been an absolute flop without you. If you haven’t picked up your copy of the book, or would like to reserve more, don’t worry! We can always dig up some more for you if needed. And every copy is signed, thanks to you!

As for everyone else that preordered, just sit tight for a little bit longer! Your copy will be in your hands as soon as possible. And to those of you who haven’t gotten the chance to order yours yet, no worries! You can always visit our Shop page and order one anytime.

We’re so thankful for all of you, both author and reader alike; whether you’ve been here since the very launch of this group, or this is your first time hearing about any of this. Your support means the world to us and we couldn’t be more grateful.

So yes, though this post may be more than a tad belated, it’s here! This journey has been wild, entertaining, and extremely stressful, but it was worth every second. Thanks for coming along.

Sincerely,
Procrastinating Writers United

Anthology Update: We’re Almost There!

If you’re following us on social media, you’ve probably already heard this–but if not, here’s the news:
We’ve finally submitted the final proofs for the print copy!
After much ado, both the interior and exterior being tweaked within an inch of their lives(?), and nearly succumbing to premature gray-haired-ness, all the files are completed. At last we can breathe a sigh of relief! (And worry about all the errors we missed…)

Since we don’t have an overabundance of funds, we self-published through Barnes & Noble Press, rather than Lulu as we’d previously planned. With any luck, the copies will be available for purchase by June 2nd on Barnes & Noble’s site–or you can head over and preorder one now!
Our shop page now has a new product–featuring the finalized front and back cover illustrations–and links to the B&N product page!

It may seem like we say this a lot, but we can’t believe this is finally happening–after over a year of planning and work (it’s unreal)!
We’re very excited about this, and hope you are too!

Art, Formatting, and Other Shenanigans (Anthology Update)

This may end up a bit of a ramble, but bear with me.
When the last update was written (in February, no less–how time flies!) the Clam and I were still in the editing process, though she was doing more of it at that point. Now, though, we’re mostly through the editing process (only mostly because I’m a slowpoke), have cover art (thanks @/lizard_dork!), and I’m frantically doodling all the illustrations I should’ve been making six months ago.

Though our pace isn’t breakneck by any stretch of the imagination, progress is far brisker than our previous meanderings during this process. With both editors suddenly finding themselves busy with far more school than anticipated, technical glitches of the sort that always seem to happen when transferring a website, and trying to obtain funding, you can color us stressed. (What color would that be? Probably mauve, I think; not a color that I, for one, am particularly partial to.) In addition, progress on my end in particular has been hindered overwhelmingly by an incredibly painful headache that has thus far persisted for over two weeks. (Thank heavens for the existence of tylenol.)

The anthology itself is attempting to give us a headache and a half all by its lonesome. Formatting has been an absolute nightmare; it was horrible to try and make the various writing look like it had been put deliberately in its place–and that was before we began to add the drawings.

It may seem far off to us now, but publication will be happening less than a month from now. We will get this done; this project has been over a year of work on the editors’ parts, and the writers all put forth their words to make this possible–not to mention the art going into this.

If you can, please do buy a pre-order of the hardcopy in our store!