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Looking at this website, I can see that it has been a long time since I posted here. No posts yet in February. I could say that I have been busy writing the beginning of The Road for a Coward, the working title for novel number seven. That gives me pause. Seven novels. When I began this with Green Comet, I had no idea that I would write this many novels. When I was writing Green Comet, all I wanted to do was write that one book. Then I had some ideas for extensions to it, which turned into another book. Then a third one filled out the Green Comet trilogy, all of which is free to download here and other places. The audiobook for that trilogy is also free to download. I encourage you to do so. The more the better.

I could say I was too busy to write any posts for this blog, and it would be somewhat true. I have been busy. But that’s not the only reason. The main reason is that I haven’t been inspired to write posts for the blog. I just haven’t been inspired.

Now, though, I finally have a reason. I have made a sensible start on The Road. Enough that it’s time to take a week off from writing and do some proofreading and editing. That’s the way I seem to have settled on doing it. I break the book up into smaller pieces and do the reviewing and polishing as I go. I find it works for me and I expect to continue doing it this way until something better presents itself.

Will The Road turn into another trilogy? I have no way of knowing until and unless the idea for another book comes to me. That usually happens about halfway through the current book. If it does come to me, then there will be at least one more book with these characters, and possibly two. So it’s possible that this will be another trilogy, or it might be a single book, or two, or even more than three. All I know so far is that this one is working and should successfully result in a novel.

While we’re waiting to find out, you can download and enjoy the Green Comet trilogy. Just go to the Books for Free page and have at it. If you are inspired to do so, you can also go to the Books for Sale page where you will find links to the ebooks and audiobooks in The Plainsrunner trilogy. I encourage you to do so. The more the better.-)

Right, then. Back to work.

rjb

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Concise Oxford Dictionary (1911 rev. 1929 corr. 1931)

Since the above is my reference, as a writer, does that mean I’m out of date? Using old words? Or, at least, old meanings? For instance, I’ve been wanting to use the word “sensible,” as in can be sensed, but I’m afraid of confusing people. Maybe I should just do the sensible thing and forget about it. But my Concise Oxford has “Perceptible by the senses” as its first definition of “sensible.” I guess I could go for it. But it’s a mistake to do anything that might cause your readers to stumble. That’s like Basic Writing Rules for Beginners, isn’t it?

What would you do?

rjb

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The audiobook of Sunward, the third novel in the Plainsrunner trilogy, is now available at these retail outlets.

Kobo
Google Play
StreetLib Store

For more information on Sunward and the rest of the series, please visit the Books for Sale page.

This concludes the work on Sunward and the whole Plainsrunner trilogy. I’m fully immersed in the next novel now. Whether it will be singular or part of a series is something we will all find out later. For now, I’m just writing.

rjb

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I can see from the resounding silence that no one cares for the cityscape images as potential book covers. It looks like I’ll be going with Dead End City for now. Thank you for your participation.

rjb

Above is the original image that is the basis for the street scene image I’m favouring for the cover on my current work-in-progress novel. Below are four candidates based on cityscape images. Please let me know which of the four you prefer. Please also consider whether it might replace the street scene.


I’m still thinking of a man in a city at night.

Thank you for your help.

rjb

Sunward has been published in ebook form. As yet, the audiobook has not made it to the retailers. The ebook is available at Amazon and Kobo. Sunward is the final novel in the Plainsrunner trilogy. I will make an announcement here when the audiobook finally makes it to the retailers.

I’ve moved on to the next book now. A contemporary novel about a freelance accountant. My fountain pens are happy.

rjb