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Seven Seven Seven (2015)

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I’ve been tagged for the 7/7/7/ #PitchWars Challenge by Verna Austen. Here are the rules: Go to page 7 of your WIP. Scroll down to Line 7. Share the next 7 sentences in a blog post. After the excerpt, tag 7 other writers to continue the challenge. Here we see Janine facing off against Constance, leader of the Youth Group. …

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Cover Art

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A few weeks ago I stumbled across the blog of Derek Murphy, a book cover artist. He was running a special promotion in honor of NaNoWriMo. 30 Covers in one day. Now that’s a challenge! He was soliciting novels so I threw my hat into the ring. He made not just one but two covers for Statutory State! How utterly beautiful are …

Janine by Bowie

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Janine is a fairly common name. Were there any songs with “Janine” in the lyrics? I wondered. HELLS YEAH. David Bowie lyrics! This has been your 5-minute distraction moment.

A draft, a draft!

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I have, technically, finished my first draft. It runs all the way from the beginning to the end, minus some [square bracketed] missing scenes. The story still known as Statutory State (because I have yet to come up with something better) stands at about 72k. That leaves plenty of room for adding in those missing scenes. What got me to …