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WIP Thursday 9-12

I really need to get better at sharing these. WIP Thursdays are some of my favorite posts. Space Rogues 5: Danger, Space, The Usual (Working Title) is with Beta Readers now, then off to the editor. In the meantime, a brief scene with Zephyr and Maxim oversharing. The two Palorians say nothing for a minute, staring at the smug military man. The moment Pierce adjusts his seat, Zephyr answers, “Where to start?” She smiles. “We’ve been with Wil for a few cycles now, he rescued us from prison, after we’d been framed by our superiors, who were hoping to start a minor brushfire war to force several non-aligned sectors to join the GC.” Maxim chimes in, “Don’t forget the heist, that was a ton of fun. Highlight of that whole…

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Taking Notes When/Wherever

I’m a sucker for a gadget. With that out of the way, I’m also a sucker for writing things down. I’ve notebooks everywhere, but am not a fan of them. I’ve moved most of my note taking to my iPad and Goodnotes (Great app!) But I don’t carry my iPad around all the time. I tried carrying a Fieldnote and pen, didn’t love it. I got an awesome looking leather bound notebook, that looks awesome and kinda old-timey archeologist, but it’s a bit heavy, and I forget to grab it a lot. Then I stumbled across the Mobiscribe. It’s about as basic a gadget as you can get. Eink screen like a Kindle. Android OS. Passive stylus. Wifi. No Bluetooth. That’s it. It doesn’t ship with an email client or…

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A Nice Way to Start a Long Weekend

On a lark I submitted Space Rogues to the Publishers Weekly Booklife Prize. I don’t expect to win, but included in the entry fee was a critic’s review. I’m always looking for great pull quotes to use. Today I got an email that the review part was done. You can read it here, but here’s somet of the better bits. “Prose/Style: Dialogue-heavy at times, the book is fast-paced and fun, as well as funny. Descriptions, like the one of the robot Gabe, are precious and memorable.” Makes sense. I’m very much a dialogue person. I dislike pages of text telling the reader what’s happening, when clever dialogue can do it. “Character Development: The handsome hero is pilot Wil Calder, a human, but it’s the aliens and the bot who shine….

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Know What Tomorrow Is?

If you said, “The 26th?” You’d be correct, but that’s not what I meant. What I meant it’s Space Rogues 4: Stay Warm, Don’t Die-Eve! That’s right, right now, like literally, right this second, you can buy and download (or get a paperback in a week) So do it, go get it at whichever fine ebook selling establishment you prefer (because options rock!!) I’m really excited to share the forth adventure of Wil and the crew of the Ghost with you.   See you out there!

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