Book Update: Initial Draft Finished!

The end of the book kept eluding me, but at 1:00 AM today I typed the last sentence of the initial draft of Crossed Out: An Ana Lode Thriller.

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The end of the book kept eluding me, but at 1:00 AM today I typed the last sentence of the initial draft of Crossed Out: An Ana Lode Thriller. I must be maturing as a writer, because I didn’t bawl my head off when I finished.
Instead, I had a warm feeling of accomplishment. Progress!

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Crossed Out: Cover Mockup V2, Rev1

Yes? No? I’d very much appreciate any feedback anyone cares to give.

So!

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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Notes from the Field: November 20 2017

Time for another installment of the weekly report that quantifies how it’s hanging, bro.

Time for another installment of the weekly report that quantifies how it’s hanging, bro:

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Self-Care? Never Heard of It.

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.

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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