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Yesterday, I finished the second draft.  June 30th seemed like the perfect day to finish a second draft. I celebrated with bacon sandwiches (home grown tomatoes and eggs!) and a trip up to a fencing practice.  I got to practice some German long sword, which was especially nice, and got to just fight.  No running anything, just chatting a little and fencing as much as I can.  Despite my hiatus I felt pretty good…I …

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This post is part test, part catch up. I am actually doing really well on The Key to All Things. I love Edward and Avriel, when I am writing, even though it’s the second draft, it feels like reading. I get pulled into the world, and I care about the people in it a great deal. So that bodes well. Almost at the end of the second draft. That meant that I divided it …

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I finally finished the first draft of the new book. I am tempted to email my publisher to find out if slightly over 100,000 words is OK for a book…I think it is…but it might change the price point, so I go back and forth. I want to write an amazing, non-bloated, perfect book that will make everyone happy, so I’ll just look at it in the second draft and weigh and measure everything …

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So, according to the writing software I use the most, I have 84,678 words on my newest work in progress. I think I will call it “The Key to All Things” though really, I should google it and see if that’s been used or not. I am not sure what the key I am referring to is – love? Stories? Memory? Because the book, while being a swashybuckly murder mystery with airships and fae …

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