The text to Petty Gods is more or less done and has been for a while. The cover is likewise done. What remains, besides layout, is artwork or, more precisely, artwork that I assigned to a number of people who offered to help but who have not yet followed through. Now, this is a volunteer project, so I haven't been a taskmaster about deadlines and the like. No one, including myself, is going to make any money from this endeavor, so I've been loath to crack the whip thus far. However, waiting on artwork people promised me more than three months ago is holding up the release of Petty Gods and I'm only willing to go so far to accommodate the schedules of others.
So, here's the deal: if you're someone who offered to do any kind of artwork, illustration, or graphic for Petty Gods, you've got one week -- till April 19, 2011 -- to give me an update on the status of your contribution. If I don't hear from you by then, I'll re-assign the work to one of the many, many artists who've not only offered to help and came through for me but has asked to do more. In deference to others, I've kept too many of these kind offers on hold, but I can't do that any longer, because it's not fair to the artists who've gone above and beyond. Plus, I want to get this book out to everyone before summer.
Next Tuesday, I'll post an update on this project and, depending on what sort of response I get on outstanding artwork, begin assigning illustrations for any entries that still don't have them. With luck, this will ensure the book can go into layout next month sometime, with an idea toward its seeing the light of day not long thereafter.