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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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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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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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Sometimes, a meal can be research for a fiction writing project.

In the name of book research (makes as good an excuse as any, right?), we had kofta kebabs with tzatziki sauce for dinner yesterday. Paul wanted to cook the kebabs on metal skewers; he said it was weird to use … 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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Writing Prequels Is HARD!

I have some good news and some bad news… The good news is that my clone-sibling is writing a prequel to The Awakening (and other stories). The bad news is that my clone-sibling is writing a prequel to The Awakening … Continue reading

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