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Rewrite Month

As of this week, I’ve got exactly one month until my deadline.  The rewritten version of Book #1 in the new series is due on June 15th. It’s pretty common for writers to miss deadlines, but in this case I’ve … Continue reading

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Alex Verus #8 in Germany

The German translation of Alex Verus continues to move along – this week’s release is volume #8, Bound.  It’s coming out on May 16th in paper, ebook, and audio. The German editions are being released at a steady rate of … Continue reading

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Rewriting Characters

Still working away on the rewrite of the new book. One interesting difference between the start of this series and Alex Verus has been how I’ve handled the characters.  In the early Alex Verus books, I made up new characters … Continue reading

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Alex Verus Compared To Other Series

. . . by length, that is. Ethan Sholly has done an in-depth listing of popular fantasy and sci-fi series sorted by their total word counts.  He’s still updating it (and some of the series aren’t finished), but here’s a … Continue reading

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Quiet Month

Not much news this week.  I’ve been busy with the rewrite, version 5. ‘Quiet’ is how things are likely to stay for the next couple of months.  Apart from the next German Alex Verus translation (which is releasing in May), … Continue reading

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Starting Again

Well, after seven weeks of notes and planning, I’ve started what I really, really hope is going to be the final rewrite of the new book.  I’ve got this one labelled in my notes as version 5, which should be … Continue reading

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A New Reddit Sub

For a while now, the main place for online discussion of the Alex Verus series has been the Alex Verus subreddit.  I occasionally get questions about why I don’t have a forum here on this website – the short answer … Continue reading

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Long Term Plans

I’ve been spending the past month or so busy with plans for rewriting/rethinking my new series.  It’s been hard work, but interesting. One thing that I’m doing differently with this series than I did with Alex Verus is to plan … Continue reading

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Cosmologies

I’ve been spending the last couple of weeks developing a cosmology for my new setting, and figuring out how to tie it into the story. Turns out this kind of thing is a lot of work.  With hindsight, maybe I … Continue reading

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Bad News and Good News

Some bad news for this week, though it does have a silver lining to it. As regular readers know, I’ve been working on a new urban fantasy series as of last summer, and I finished the first draft of Book … Continue reading

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