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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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#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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#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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#37 Sitting in a hospital waiting room

No matter how much a look after ourselves, which in my case isn’t very much, we inevitably feel a bit under the weather from time to time. Everyone knows that the GP is the first stop for any illness other … Continue reading

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#35 Forget your charger and other IT related issues

I do most of my writing on my mobile phone, I also have a tablet which I can use if my phone runs out of battery. I write on Google Docs which means I can access my work on any … Continue reading

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#34 Googling

I have a recurring dream in which the CIA or MI6 burst into my flat and pin me to the ground because I am a suspect in some investigation on the basis of some weird combination of searches I have … Continue reading

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