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Old 06-26-2012, 07:06 AM   #901
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More editing on my essay yesterday, will make one more pass through it today and begin the marketing process as I want to go traditional with this one...it may be a long slough.

Also go a trigger for a new story which I'd like to flesh out a bit, but also need to get a couple of older things moving along today (one essay, one story).
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Old 07-07-2012, 03:16 AM   #902
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Old 07-08-2012, 05:04 AM   #903
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1st draft of number 6, a North Korean based thriller, is in the hands (and kindles) of beta readers, currently plotting number 7 with my son. Sonny boy has had a couple of good ideas and I think I'll have to negotiate a co-authorship with him. It's a crime thriller/mystery set in Miami, my favorite town to populate with mobsters.
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:52 PM   #904
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:28 PM   #905
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I'm working on writing my 3rd novel, about 40,000 words in right now. Also, working on editing my 2nd novel.
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:14 AM   #906
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Definitely in a slump here for a number of reasons.....oh well....this too shall pass....only writing I've done in the last few weeks has been in my journal....
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:54 PM   #907
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I have way too many projects ongoing...
  • New 2-book series - in contract negotiations, which I hope will be wrapped up soon.
  • A standalone novel which I've received beta-feedback on and need to do some changes to.
  • A new series which I plan to start writing in th fall that I'm currently doing research for
  • About 20% in my current work in progress - a new novel whose idea came from a short story
  • Editing two short stories for anthologies
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:09 AM   #908
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Trying to write a sci-fi call God Good Urge or How I turn my girl freind into a robot and a short piece call Washington Salon (not the type you get your hair done at).

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Old 07-17-2012, 01:06 AM   #909
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I finished re-writing the first half of my second book (noted earlier), and editing the second half to fit in with the subtle changes. AND I've had my first reaction to those changes - very positive! Yippee!!! It turned out to be much less of a problem than I was expecting/dreading. I was able to retain a lot of what I had before, just altered the way it was presented: re-arranged, re-timed and nibbled back a bit. Which is how I managed to get it done in only a month (well, that, and ignoring the work I actually get paid for - or would if I had been doing it ... speaking of which, that's what I should be doing now).

Next up: The next two books in the series. One is perhaps two thirds done, though I am still not sure if that one will be published (it's a back-story sort of thing). The other, hopefully final, book in the series is going to be a big challenge, I just hope I'm up to it.
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Old 07-17-2012, 08:38 AM   #910
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Trying to write a sci-fi call God Good Urge or How I turn my girl freind into a robot....
That sounds interesting. I wouldn't mind having a robot body if it was upgradable, built for the weather, and the company offered stellar customer support. I wouldn't want to end up like the tin man just because I decided to chop a bit of wood in the rain.
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Old 07-23-2012, 06:20 PM   #911
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Thought I'd have a go at some chick-lit. Seems easy enough to write, the prologue went from idea to blog in about 45 minutes. Just need to think of a suitable plot now.
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Old 07-28-2012, 05:24 PM   #912
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I just finished a zombie book and am heading back to the world of the silo for book 7 in that series.
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Old 07-28-2012, 05:40 PM   #913
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:43 AM   #914
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I'm in the final sprint of "Daly Battles - The Fall of Pyongyang" A Matt Daly Adventure -> An international thriller set in North Korea. Feedback from beta-readers has been incorporated and now I"m looking for a few readers willing to review e-ARCs (electronic Advance Review Copies). Is there a thread on this board for ARC requests?
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Old 08-05-2012, 03:07 PM   #915
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I'm in the BEGINNING stages of writing a first draft of what I would call a "Psychological Thriller". I've run it by a few people the early few chapters I've done (10 of them, including a prologue) and gotten positive feedback but I'm flummoxed by trying to stretch out the chapter lengths (10-15 pages if viewed in an e-reader) and how many overall chapters I should write (with the inclusion of the Prologue and Epilogue).

At my current writing pace per chapter, I see myself writing in line with James Patterson. (4-5 pages per chapter and ending up with in excess of 100 chapters.) Writing in fact for me isn't something I enjoy but I sort of challenged myself to sit down and try to write. I hate research but I have researched and maybe stretched some facts (its fiction right, so that's okay?) but not totally out of proportion since there has to be SOME basis of plausibility.

I will say though as far as publication goes for me this is something on a personal level but I do feel comfortable with people reading it, I just want to have them enjoy it.

Any advice, mentoring, counselling would be greatly appreciated, especially since I feel like I'm reaching a pivotal plot point that I am having trouble to figure out how and where I want it to work out.

I just want to completely rough out the entire book in terms of "pre-production" meaning write as I see fit, have it looked over, edited, and then not really start over but work on the suggestions and add on to the chapters individually. I would consider this the start point before a completed written works is published.

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