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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: April 3, 2022

The first thing my twin said to me on Friday: “I dreamed about the apocalypse.” Fiction writers’ conversations must sound really weird to people who don’t know they’re talking about fiction. I don’t know the word count on the WIP … 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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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. 17, 2022

At five PM today, the word count on the second book of the new (prequel) series was thirty-three thousand, three hundred thirty-five (33, 335) words. That’s approximately a third of the way through the first draft. The series has a … Continue reading

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Writing updates: January 30, 2022

The as-yet untitled WIP is now more than 94K words long. This is still only the first draft, of course; the finished novel will be longer by around twenty to thirty percent, if this manuscript follows the same pattern as … Continue reading

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