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How the Writing Is Going: April 19, 2022

Current word count on the current WIP is exactly 47, 416. Also, the first eight chapters of The Dark Plaza (this could still be just a working title, so don’t get mad at me if it’s published as something else) … Continue reading

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How the Writing Is Going: April 8, 2022

Word count for the WIP is now forty thousand (40,000). One of the main threads in the story is currently dealing with a lot of “normal life” stuff, exactly the sort of thing the author usually doesn’t write about. It’s … Continue reading

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How the Writing Is Going: March 27, 2022

On Friday afternoon, word count for book three of this series was approximately 12, 200. The last scene the author read to us — cut short, alas, because he’d run out of time — was tremendously fun to hear, although … Continue reading

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Peril, a Daring Rescue, and Something About a Coffee Mug

Word count for book three is now above five thousand. (So much for Paul’s declaration, after finishing book two, that he was going to take a short break from writing. A few days ago, he commented that if he wrote … Continue reading

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How the Writing Is Going: March 22, 2022

The first draft of book two is now done; word count is 94, 127. We’ll have pizza for dinner tonight to celebrate, of course. 🙂 Two down, and three to go… Paul will be announcing the series title, plus the … Continue reading

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Sometimes, his clone-sibling has a new blog post.

Link: Still alive and writing! Paul says, “At the winter solstice, I got the idea of writing a prequel series about Drake […].”  

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How the Writing Is Going: March 17, 2022

Word count is now above 80K for the first draft of the second book in the series. This portion of the story is winding down: Some of the major characters will soon go their separate ways, and some of them … Continue reading

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How the Writing Is Going: March 11, 2022

Word count on the current WIP is 68.3K. I typed about three hundred words more for this post, and then deleted all that because it contained too much stuff that I’m probably not supposed to tell anyone yet. I can’t … Continue reading

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How the Writing Is Going: Feb. 24, 2022

Word count on the second book of the new series is now around fifty short of forty thousand (40,000). The author thinks the first draft of this book may be done by the end of March. At that point, the … Continue reading

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Mistaken for Someone Else… Again.

Today, I happened to see a review of one of Paul B. Spence’s novels, posted back in 2020, stating that the reader had decided to give The Remnant a try because ‘the author is also an editor, so at least … Continue reading

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