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My guest-blogging on the Ace of Spades movie thread

Summer writing update - Conqueror revision nears completion and a new project

Strange to say, summer seems almost over and yet we're still in July!  All of August is before us, yet here I am making plans for mid-September and beyond.  Being a grown-up sucks.

As for updates, here's my latest:

Conqueror 2.0 is almost ready for publication. 

This time I mean it!  Why are you looking at me like that?

One of the challenges of being a part-time author is that the fun part of the thing comes at the beginning - writing and building out the work.  Publication itself is a drag, which is why this has been historically outsourced to the professionals.

I'm getting better at this part, but sometimes things get busy and the last thing I want to do after a long work week is spend my quality time futzing around with cover-building software.  I supposed that's why so many books just go with the generic choices.  I'm strongly tempted to do this.  We'll see.

Meanwhile, I've decided to shelve the prequel to Man of Destiny and work on something else.  I'll tell you what it is when I get well enough into it, say 10,000 words or so.  Suffice to say it's a new direction for me, but something I've been meaning to do for a while.

Since I don't have a publisher to keep me in line, I go with what interests me and this interests me.  More on it later.

 Finally, I branched out into guest-blogging.  I'll post a link if/when my work goes live. 


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