Look what came: first pass pages for The Swan Riders. (The Swan Riders is the sequel to The Scorpion Rules, and it's coming out September 20th.)
This is the stage where they lay out the text like a book and look for problems thus revealed. It's also, for me, the first time the book feels like a real book that other people might read, not just a dream of mine. And, honestly, I'm so proud of this baby! Look at ti!
Looks as if they've kept the interior design from The Scorpion Rules, even though that design related to the old cover. Still -- it's dangerously handsome.
And, look! Actual words! On a page! It's a real book, y'all.