Thursday, March 15, 2018

To Share or Not to Share

I made a decision at the end of 2017 to make a major change.

I am still not sure if I am doing the right thing. It's not going to matter much in the grand scheme of things... but it might. I don't know.

It's not life ending drastic or massively earth shattering, this change. But it is probably going to be controversial. I don't know. Perception of others is never predictable.

I decided to change the covers on the four main Southern Scrimmage books.

I have to admit that this has left me feeling guilty, and sad. I actually might not change Six Ways, but... sighs.... I had to reformat Offside Chance. I formatted the print version wrong and it's nearly twice the size it should be. I could have asked the original artist to resize the spine. And I seriously considered doing just that.

Then I read through it and even after two full edits I still found terrible mistakes.

So I sent it for a third round... okay, just an intense proofreading. And there might still be some issues. I'm not changing anything. I haven't rewritten anything, even to fix inconsistencies in the timeline. I left all of that. And yes, there are several inconsistencies in the timelines of the first three books. I did a major retcon of the timeline and set the definitive timelines in Bootleg Diva, for Levi and Jude, and in Any Given Sunday for Bo and Dylan... which matches Levi's timeline. Last Man Standing was written immediately after Diva and has the correct timeline. I have a huge spreadsheet now with everyone's timelines and birth dates and when they played and when they met and when whatever happened. I didn't mean to have timeline discrepancies in the originals, but shit happens. I also didn't intend for this to be a series. But here we are.

So... 

Announcing the complete re-branding of the Southern Scrimmage Series.

Starting in the middle... because reasons. The first one will be the last one. Because... reasons.

Cover artist: Jay Aheer



6 comments:

  1. It's beautiful! And here I thought you were gonna tell us that you were pregnant or going to be a granny. LOL

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  2. And by the by the header is also beautiful! Love the subtle pastel colors and the addition of Ebil and Dawg. <3

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  3. I love your new header! The cover looks great too. :)

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