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120,000

I mentioned in my last post that things tend to speed up when I near the end. That post was only a week ago, but already I have passed the 120,000 word mark. I became so engrossed in what I was writing that it passed me by without my noticing,

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120,000

It is only eleven days since I announced that I had passed the 110,000 word mark. This morning, I made that 120,000. It is always like this when you write a novel. As you get near the end, you speed up. When toiling through the process to reach this point,

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110,000 AND COUNTING

As promised, this is your notification that I have passed the 110,000 word mark. The word was a not very helpful ‘when’. Every so often, I get a sudden spurt of inspiration. This usually comes when a major element in the story is revealed, as was the case yesterday. It is preceded,

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100,000 AND COUNTING

It has taken a while, but I passed the 100,000 word mark this morning. To be precise, I have now written 100,027 words, and the last one was ‘shock’. It has been some time since I announced passing 90,000 words, but I didn’t spend all that time writing. I discovered that my published works needed some minor revisions before Christmas,

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Hard Covers

If you like your books to come in hardback form, mine are being made available that way, in addition to their Kindle, ebook and paperback editions. To date, four titles have been issued: Rutter’s Revolt, The Secret Angels, Rutter, Reborn and The Hunted Angel.

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ANOTHER ALLEGIANCE

This book is now 94,000 words (or 321 pages, if you prefer) long, and it has just been given its third title. Titling a book is harder than you might think. Obviously, the title must be related to the content in some way, but there are also other considerations. For one thing,

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90,000 and Counting

Third post in little more than a week. A couple of days ago, I hit 300 pages on my master manuscript, and now I have passed the 90,000 word barrier. The next one is the big one: 100,000 words, and I will pass that one as well. The current total is 90,013 words and the 90,000th was only.

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300 UP!

This is unusual for me. Two posts in four days. Well, a landmark has been passed, so I thought I may as well mention it. I am now working on Page 300. That equates to significantly over the 85,000 words I mentioned in the last post. The overall figure currently stands at 87,947,

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Back to Work

I took a bit of a break over the Christmas and New Year holiday period. I didn’t stop working, but had a rest from the current book. I went back over some of my published works and checked them. I had revamped them all earlier in the year. To my horror,

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80,000 UP

I have now passed the 80,000-word mark. Appropriately for a story set during World War ll, the 80,000th word was ‘Germans’. At least that means something. It could just as easily have been something banal, like ‘if’ or ‘very’.

Having already met briefly earlier in the book, Bruno and Alice are about to encounter one another again,

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