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Grantville Gazette News

My story "The Hair of the Dog" will be coming out as part of Grantville Gazette VII next month from Baen Books.  There will be a number of other very good stories in that anthology as well.  Get thee hence and purchase it.  :-) D

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Good news tonight!

Just got a royalty statement from Baen. 1635: Music and Murder sold 1156 copies between 1/1/2014 and 6/30/2014. That makes over 3600 copies of the ebook sold in the first nine months of publication. Respectable, I believe. D

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Dealing with the muse….

I don't often suffer writer's block.  It does happen to me occasionally.  Most of the time I don't consider it to be a real block, though.  Rather, what's usually happened is I've written myself to a place where I can't make the story move any further.  This usually happens because I didn't write something correctly […]

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As the year draws to a close…

Well, I look back and see that I haven't been a diligent about posting here as I should have.  Sorry.  I'll try to do better in 2015. It's been a good year, writing-wise.  Sales of 1635: Music and Murder and 1636: The Devil's Opera, which were both published around October 1, 2013, continued strong into 2014, […]

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And We Have A Name

The working title for the major project is Fire, Salt, and Blood.  I'm a little farther into it than I thought.  With what I wrote tonight, currently sitting at 75,788 words. Not sure how long it will be.  At the moment, I'm guessing about 150K.  But since I tend to underestimate these things, it may well […]

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News Update

Royalty statement received from Baen.  1636: The Devil's Opera sold over 6300 copies of the hardback edition between 10/1/2013 and 6/30/2014.  It also seems to have sold about the same number of e-book editions in the same period.  This is good. Just finished a post for Fictorians, scheduled for Dec 26 at the moment. Major […]

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The Span of Empire update

The Span of Empire has been submitted to the publisher.  (Whew.  Glad that's done.) I don't know when it will be published, but my guess is either late 2015 or early 2016. D

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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 […]

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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. D

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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. D

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