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#45 Preparing a book for launch

I’m now about 5,000 words behind schedule on the word count for my fourth novel because I have been a bit consumed with preparing the launch of the first. The first thing I did was load the manuscript up to … Continue reading

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#44 Stuck in Zurich choosing a book cover

  One of the advantages of being married to someone who works for an airline is cheap flights. The only drawback of these cheap flights is having to fly standby. The problem with standby is that, if the flight is … Continue reading

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#43 Plan the next novel

  Although the first novel hasn’t been published yet (August 1st 2017 is the tentative release date) I am close to finishing the first rough draft of the third novel and so thoughts inevitably turn to the fourth which I … Continue reading

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#42 Preparing the first novel to be published

I’m rapidly approaching my first self-imposed deadline for the completion of my third novel so the first task of the day is to complete my self-imposed word count for that which is a painful process. I only hope that when … Continue reading

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#41 Watching the Eurovision Song Contest.

I’m on track with my daily word count and though I could dedicate my evening to more rewriting of that tricky first novel in order to meet my self imposed deadline of publishing it by the end of July, instead … Continue reading

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#40 More re-writing

I am fortunate enough to have a handful of people to whom I can send my manuscripts and receive useful feedback of the kind that would cost me a lot of money if I hired a structural editor. The feedback … Continue reading

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#39 Develop an addiction to candy crush saga

I have always, generally speaking, avoided video games. The reason for this is that once I start playing I usually can’t stop. During my wife’s recent stay in hospital, she passed quite a lot of the time playing candy crush … Continue reading

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