Span is Done

Ahem…[drum roll, please]

It is with great pleasure (and exhaustion) that I announce that the first draft of The Span of Empire has been completed and sent to my senior author collaborator, Eric Flint.

Final count – 167,009 words.

:-)

That is all.

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Latest News

Received a report from Baen, the publisher, that my ebook 1635: Music and Murder sold 2437 copies in the last quarter of 2013.  That's pretty respectable for a first book from a new author, I believe.

Arrived home from the day job yesterday to find a box of author's copies of the mass-market paperback edition of 1636: The Devil's Opera waiting to be opened.  They look good.  They should be in bookstores on September 30, 2014.

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Nearing the End

Span of Empire reached 150,150 words tonight.  About 10K from the end, I think.

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The End Is In Sight…I Think

8/19/2014. Another milestone tonight:  reached 142,005 words on Span of Empire.  Shooting for 160,000, so getting very close!

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Span Progress Report

8/11/2014 Report – topped 135K words on Span of Empire last night!  :-)

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And the Empire Keeps Spanning

I haven't reported progress in a while.  The first draft for Span of Empire passed 130K words tonight.  20-30K to go.  :-)

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Span-a-Lot

Pushed Span of Empire past 115K words last night.  

:-)

 

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Bits of news and updates

Span of Empire is sitting at 112,963 words as of last night.  We have begun to climb to the final climax.

 

I received the galley proofs for the mass market paperback edition of 1636: The Devil's Opera earlier this week, reviewed them, and returned a correction list to the publisher.  It should be available and on the shelves around September 30, 2014.  If you've been waiting for that edition to come out, mark your calendar.  :-)

 

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Progress is happening

The first draft of Span of Empire surpassed 100,000 words last night.  Things are starting to roll now.  Starting to build to the big final climax.

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Moving Forward

As of tonight, the rate of progress in Span of Empire is at 94,922 words, midway through Chapter 36.  We are beginning the buildup to the great and final climax.  I know what has to happen between now and the end.  It's just a matter of getting the words down.

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