Crossed Out: Cover Mockup V2, Rev1


After some persistent sleuthing I found the source image for the first image that ever caught my eye on Google Images, and as it happens, it’s okay to use commercially under the terms of Creative Commons 2 (or 4, depending on whom you believe). Thus, I can tell you the photo comes by way of the Republic of (South) Korea Defense Media Agency.

Here is my revised book cover mockup for Crossed Out: An Ana Lode Thriller:

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Self-Care? Never Heard of It.

As told many, many times here, I have a fairly aggressive word count target of 10K per week, which theoretically means the initial draft of Crossed Out: An Ana Lode Thriller will be complete by November 30, assuming an 80K max word count.

I was thinking about how run-down I’ve been feeling lately, and how my habit of skipping the burning the candle at both ends thing and tossing it into a bonfire has a significant down side. On the one hand, I really want to get established with a title at Amazon, etc, on the other, at what cost?

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Star Wars Trading Cards: Still a Thing

Thanks to my special relationship with Dollar Tree, in that I like the fact everything (mostly) is $1 each, I discovered that they’re still making Star Wars trading cards. The dollar store version nets you 4 for $1, which if I remember correctly is worse(?) than when the original movie came out. I want to say it was 8 cards for $1 back then, plus a sticker, plus a stick of highly questionable gum.

I have completely given in to the fact that Star Wars will always be woven into the fabric of my very being. One of my former childhood classmates once saw a picture of me doing the meet ‘n greet thing with Kylo Ren at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and he exclaimed, “You will NEVER change!” And his point…?

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