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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.

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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.

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I’ve finished editing the ebook and I’m satisfied that it’s ready for release. Now I’m into the recording of it. Now that the first few chapters are done, my voice is shaking of the rust and settling into its usual resonant timbre. I’m pushing it. I want to get it done within a couple of weeks so I’ve compressed the schedule a bit.

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I always forget about this stuff when I’m writing the novel. It’s only when I get to the point where it’s ready to convert that I remember that I have to put this stuff in. That would be things like the copyright notice and the acknowledgements in the front of the book, and the more personal stuff at the back. Then there’s the blurb. So I’ll get this done, then I can finish up, right? Oh, yeah, wait. The cover. I have to create the cover, then it’ll be ready. And the ISBN. Mustn’t forget the ISBN. Nobody will take a book seriously if it doesn’t have one of those.

Okay. I’ll be right back. Just need to do a few things …

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I have finished the epilogue to the novel, Sunward, and stitched it onto the end of the book. That completes the Plainsrunner trilogy, comprising the novels The Plainsrunner, The Prime, and finally, Sunward. I’ll spend the rest of this week editing and polishing the epilogue before beginning the process of conversion into ebook forms.

This one comes in at over seventy-five thousand words. I was aiming for seventy thousand, so I guess that’s not bad. The next one will be shorter, I promise.

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