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    Cold Fury now 66,524 - that's 3k tonight ... i think i'll finish this baby tomorrow or the next day
     
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    Cold Fury first draft complete at 72,569 - 6k today

    that's 72,568 words in 36 days - a tiny bit more than 2k per day. Lower than my normal rate, but thats because there were a number of days in that 36 where i didn't write at all
     
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    Its been a few days since i updated this - but I have been making the second rewrite/edit to my fantasy novel Dark Fire. That is now with Beta readers for the second time (when it was originally beta read it was 56k long, it is now 110k).

    In the last couple of days I have started work on the sequel Dark Hawk - which now stands at 4017 words
     
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    I haven't felt like writing for the last few days - ive been working on blue flag applications at work which is a lot of typing, and haven't wanted to do more when I got home. However tonight I've been working on Dark Hawk and a now at 6,129 - for about 2k tonight.
     
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    Since its that time of year I'll just briefly review my goals for 2019

    Overall i had a productive year but published fewer than i intended, partly due to an evolving strategy and partly through having less time to devote (that was due partly to becoming a moderator - which takes up a lot of time, and partly due to work and personal life things)

    2019 goals below with comments in blue (as ever I self publish by choice so when i say publish i mean self publish)

    In 2019 I will

    Publish:

    Alphadog Published
    Mister Atkins (dusty #5) - Published
    County Lines (Dusty #6) delayed by an extensive rewrite but now ready to publish - ought to drop in the next few days
    Hidden fires (Dusty #7) Published

    Double Trouble Jonny Wleckawski PI #1 - now titled Broken Promises - ready to drop but waiting for the third in trilogy for a quick release strategy
    Double Game Jonny Wleckawski PI #2 now titled Missing Persons - ditto

    Finish writing and possibly publish

    Wild justice (Dusty #8) completed, currently with editor
    Dark Fire completed, beta read, rewritten adding circa 45k words, currently with beta readers for the second time
    Boot strap author (non fic) now at 65k but parked for now. ( I need to get more sales on my novels to give credibility to releasing a book for writers)

    Write/finish first drafts for

    Day of the eagle First draft complete
    Midnight rising (Dusty #9) not yet written to to other projects
    Double dare (Jonny Wleckawski PI #3) now called Endangered species, first draft complete
    Devils breath (Hawke #6) first draft complete

    Beyond those planned this time last year i have also completed first drafts for

    Tigris (westmen #2)
    Grid City Blue (Hawke # 1)
    Thieftaker (Hawke #2)
    Blood eagle (Hawke #3)
    Cold Fury (Hawke #4)
    Dream Warrior (Sci fi)

    And currently working on the sequel to Dark Fire - Dark Hawk (at 15k and change)
     
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    Goals for 2020 are to

    Publish:

    County lines (Dusty #7)
    Wild Justice (Dusty #8)
    Day of the eagle (Lawson#1) - to soft launch april/may for promotion around the Battle of Britain anniversary 10th July
    Dark Fire (Darcesberg #1)
    Tigris (westmen #2)

    and

    Broken Promises (Wlekawski#1), Missing persons (Wlekawski #2), and Endangered species (Wlekawski#3) - these three to fast drop in KU , plus a boxset of all three

    Get fully ready for a 2021 release:

    The Hawke series (Point of note Hawke 5 is Border crossing, a cross over with the Dusty series already published)
    Grid City Blue
    Thieftaker
    Blood Eagle
    Cold Fury
    Devil's Breath

    others
    Dream Warrior

    Write/finish writing:

    Dark Hawk (Darcesberg #2)
    Stolen Valor (Hawke #7)
    Wildfire (Westmen #3)
    Midnight rising (Dusty #9)
    Rogue Warrior (the sequel to dream warrior)
    Flight of the Ghost (Lawson #2) - fighter sweeps over france and PoW/escape
    Bootstrap author

    Other ideas to pursue if/when all the above are complete

    Dark wolf (Darcesberg #3)
    Ophis (westmen#4)
    Night of the Wolf (Lawson#3) - attempting to strike at Hitler at Wolf's lair.
    Courage of the Lion (Lawson#4) - Big week through to VE Day
    Year of the Tiger (Lawson #5) Korean war
    War of the snake (Lawson#6) Vietnam war
    Beta Wave (sequel to Alpha dog)
    Grey man (Hawke #8)
     
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