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    DotE now 57382 - that's about 2.5k this afternoon

    End of play today DotE now 62023 - another 4.7 or so, for a total of 6.3k today. The end is in sight.
     
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    DotE now 65133 -about 3k this afternoon - probably more later
     
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    end of the day to day DotE 70172 about 5k this evening and 8k today total
     
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    DotE 72156 about 2k tonight
     
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    DotE now 74764 2.5k tonight very nearly done
     
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    Day of the Eagle now First Draft Complete 76,852

    This was written in three bursts but altogether totalled 37 days - that averages 2077 per day, although the average is pulled up by three days in which I wrote about 25k.

    Now to finish Wild Justice … once that's down i'll be free to start new projects but i'm trying to get all the half finished stuff cleared away first. WJ is intended to be a long novella or short novel of the 30-40k level and I currently have circa 10k written
     
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    Wild justice 14208 - it was actually on nearly 12k so that's about 2k tonight.
     
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    Did the first read through and self edit on double trouble and double game. (decided to rename these to more thriller titles so they are now Broken Promises and Missing Parts)
     
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    The Battle of Britain is my favorite battle of all times. It's has so many elements that is unique to that time and place. I'm looking forward to reading your book.
     
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    you can beta read if you want - but it won't be ready for a while yet (I'm aiming to release for the anniversary in 2020 so there is plenty of time)
     
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    I would be more than happy to beta read! It's been awhile since I dove into the Bob and I look forward to returning to the skies over Dover once more!
     
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    Lucky is flying out of Kenley so most of the action is in the skies over the brighton/beachy head area
     
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    WJ now 15,543 about 1400 words tonight. This is a novella so that's about half way through
     
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    WJ now 18024 so 2.5k today
     
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    I was on a course on oil spill response this week just gone so I didn't get much writing done. Yesterday I did some edits to Broken promises and Missing parts (that's Double trouble and double game as was), today I've got back into writing WJ , now at 20745 , so about 2.7 today
     
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    No writing tonight - but I had a play with the cover for Day of the eagle - not finished yet I hasten to add (I'm principally messing about with masks getting the light right on the spitfire) - plenty of time this isn't getting released til next year... I just fancied a session doing something different

    Day of the EAGLElr.jpg
     
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    21435 on WJ so about 800 words tonight (I'm writing an oil spill response plan for work which accounted for about 3k words earlier hence the short session today)
     
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    If I look at the reflections on waves, it looks like if sun was shining and it was quite up in the left side out of the picture.

    But if this is Beachy Heads in Easbourne (which it looks like) then the limestone cliff shoulk look more white than silvery/grey if sun is there.

    The reflection in the cabin indicates that sun is above the picture. So do the matt reflections on the body of Spit but not in outer wing.

    The matt reflection in near wing indicates that sun is in a bit different place than the reflection in glass.

    If you want to get it right, you might need to touch the picture also.
     
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    In the uncropped background picture the sun is in the upper mid left, and the cliffs and waves etc are part of one unedited picture so the cliffs are the colour they are for the sun in that position

    The Spit itself is from a different picture but only one so the reflections in the various parts of the spit are necessarily consistent since they are from one shot (where the sun is above the spit again at upper left), it is not possible for the sun to be in a different place between the reflections in glass and body since these are actual reflections from a single photo not created effects

    EOTD I want it to look decent but the average reader isn't going to engage in that level of analysis because they are looking for a book to read not detailed photo critique
     
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    Did the uploads and associated bollocks for both Alphadog and Mister Atkins today - so they should both be live on all platforms by about Tuesday. Also submitted a bunch of Kobo promo requests so we shall see which of those get approved.
     
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    28237 in WJ tonight - so about 1.4k
     
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    Self edit on Broken promises and Missing Parts complete , those have gone to the proofreader.
     
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