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5 Day Novel!

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I’m aiming to write a 50k-ish novel this week. That’s from concept to polish with at least two re-writes built in.

I have no idea if I will be able to do it. I’m a bit nervous. I’d like to do it secretly and not tell anyone so if I fail then no one will know. However I feel like that is cheating. So I’m making it public.

Right now I know that the book will be thriller. It will most likely be an action thriller. I know I want the protagonist to be an FBI agent, outside of that I’ve not done any planning. I’ll figure that all out tomorrow once I officially start working.

I have spent the past week researching the FBI, gun types, jurisdiction between Feds and police and those kinds of things. Just to make sure I know enough to write competent characters. I have not done any story or character planning yet.

I’ll TRY to put an update here everyday, though they may be short ‘cause I’m going to be a bit busy. Plus I’m going to unplug my router so I will avoid social media and the web in general. They can be a bit of a distraction. But every night or maybe when I do my daily walks I’ll try to post updates!

On the Road!

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I’m heading to Austin for the Smarter Artist Summit. I’m really excited about it and I’ll share more once I’m back. Make sure you checkout my podcast cause I’ll probably do a Creators Cast episode about it.

Once I get back from Austin I’ll have a few days to clean and get ready because for the first time EVER my family is visiting. Lisa and I plan to show them around Houston but we are also taking them to San Antonio to see the Alamo and to Fredericksburg to see the Texas Hill Country.

It’s going to be a crazy few weeks but I’ll still be active on Twitter and on Instagram so you can get in touch with me there!

What I’m Creating in 2016!

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My next big project is a series called Dragon Lotus. The map you see above this post is the map that I made to go with the series. In the books there are dragons, magic, and its a full on epic fantasy adventure! January was pretty much all about wrapping up the 2nd draft of book 1. I’m in the middle of re-writes now and my plan is to release books 1, 2, and 3 in early fall, all together.

Merry Holidays!

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No matter what your religion or nationality, I hope you get to spend the last few weeks of the year with friends and loved ones. Even more I hope 2016 becomes a kick-butt year for you. Merry Holidays from me and the whole Holiday Wars team!