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31AUG16

Yes, I am still in the 80s. No, I don’t have a starfighter yet…

Time for a new weekly writer’s roundup of my works-in-progress and those ready to read!

I’ve got a lot going on this week! So to stay on target with my fiction writing goals, this check-in might be shorter than usual.

First-up, my novel-in-progress, Vivian’s Last Cigarette, is just shy of thirty-five thousand words as of today. I’m into chapter ten, where the crisis is landing full and heavy upon the plot to set-up the climax. Good times!

That’s an added word-count of four-thousand. Although it includes editing and rewriting one section about five times, it still falls short of what I would have liked. However, I doubt it could be helped given the number of interruptions I’ve had over the week: I’ve begun a wholly new writing schedule as I started a new job on Monday. I’m now writing what I can on workday evenings, and as much as I can on weekends where I’ve effectively cut-off any non-essential activities not related to writing until further notice.

That pretty much means sacrificing most of my social and entertainment time. But if becoming a hermit is what I have to do to keep writing and move forward, that’s what I’m going to do. The rewards will come in time.

In other news, I’ve crafted a blurb card for Vivian’s Last Cigarette. Like most authors, writing blurbs for my own stuff is a pain… But after a lot of work I think this one is pretty good (click for for larger):

VLC_Blurb_3_PNGThoughts? Does it hook you?

Additionally, last week I mentioned that I was working on some original artwork that pays homage and parody in style to bands that get nods in Vivian’s Last Cigarette. Here’s the first completed piece from that series inspired by The Misfits:

Ork With Text DistressedI love how this turned out! I think it’s incredibly t-shirt worthy, don’t you? :-)

No in-progress snippets today as I’ve got one too many irons in the fire already. But I should be able to put some together for next week, I promise!

Alright, time for me to stop blogging and get back to writing some more fiction! Take care!

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