Well (almost) all of the writing has been done. I’m editing and correcting at the moment, which should take a few days and the ending just needs rounding off neatly.
The major issue at the moment is the title. Loose Louche simply won’t do so I’m actively considering alternatives. This is actually turning out to be more difficult than writing the actual book; the story just tells itself and all I usually have to do is write it down. The title has to be worked out and worked up. I’m reluctant to have something which is too bland, it needs to show that we’re following an adventure in a somewhat surreal world. I’m quite sure I can work out a sub-title easily enough once the main title is sorted.
Then I have to arrange a cover illustration, probably using some of the character illustrations that were shown in the last blog post. I have an idea of what I want to do, I’m just not sure I can pull it off graphically.
Finally, I have to think seriously about marketing. There’s no point in going to all this trouble if nobody can find the book to read it, so I can see some serious learning curves up ahead.