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WIP Thursday 11/1/18

Been a while since the last WIP post. I have a good excuse though! I’ve wrapped up Space Rogues 3; the cover is being created, the manuscript is heading to the editor, and I’ve already started working on the first draft of Space Rogues 4: Space is Dangerous (It’s a working title). I’m really excited to release Space Rogues 3: The Behemoth Job! I hope you like it! Until then, enjoy one of the first scenes in Space Rogues 4. He starts chewing, “They don’t like me, because I’m smarter.” Maxim laughs, “No offense my friend, but these people are some of the best and brightest of the Galactic Commonwealth.” He cuts off another piece of jerlack steak and between chews, adds, “They’re paying really well, don’t screw this up…

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WIP Thursday 8-16-18

Sorry, I know I haven’t been very reliable lately on WIP Thursday posts. That said, I’m happy to share this one, and report that “Space Rogues 3: I Should Come up With 20 Books Worth of Names in Advance” (Definitely a working title) is coming along. As of my typing this post, I’m at 40,869 words! So I’m sitting here in Denver, enjoying a homemade pickle (The garden is going gangbuster!) and writing as fast as I can to get Space Rogues 3 out before the end of 2018.  In the meantime, enjoy this little bit, that I just finished. I really enjoyed writing it. Deep Thoughts at Weird Times “Where’s the Berserker?” Wil asks, bringing the Ghost around on an attack run on one of the larger captured vessels. “Well…

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WIP Thursday 6-28-18

I’m working on Space Rogues 3 and am really enjoying it. I feel like the crew is really coming together. I finished a scene last night that I loved, so here’s a bit of it! Oh! Before you go any further, SPOILER WARNING FOR SPACE ROGUES 2. -=-=- Seriously, spoilers -=-=- Not kidding! -==- “That was me,” Gabe says, walking into the lounge from the hatch that leads to engineering. “You and Bennie were unable to walk, so I carried you back to the ship and put you to bed.” “Uh. I woke up naked.” Wil says, starting to blush. “It was my understanding from Bennie that you sleep in the nude.” Gabe offers, coming to stand near the kitchenette. Zephyr stifles a laugh and Wil makes a sour looking…

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A month of being ‘wide’

So, you may recall I took Space Rogues and went wide at the beginning of June, ‘how’s that been going?’ you ask? Well, it’s going OK-ish.  The biggest ‘downside’ of going wide is losing access to Kindle Unlimited. KU is a hot mess to be sure, scammers are winning while honest indies are losing. Amazon knows and well, says they care, but I don’t think they do. Even though, the page reads were a nice boost month-to-month. SO. Here I am, almost to the end of June, and sales are, well, ok. Not “Oh my God, I’ve made it” But certainly not horrible (but close). Part of going wide is that I can offer Space Rogues 1 at $.99 to (I hope) encourage folks to read through to Space Rogues…

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