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Still Writin’…

It’s been about four months since my last post, which legally qualifies as Blog Abuse. Before I’m hauled off before an Internet Tribunal — which, by the way, is what IT should stand for — I wanted to give a quick update on what’s going on.

First, and most exciting, I finished the first draft of Son of a Liche. There’s a lot of work to be done yet, including a lot of trimming, rewriting, reworking, and joke-cramming? That last one may not be a thing. I’m still going to do it. There may also be map drawing involved, lest anyone doubt my nerd-cred.

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Are blog tours worth it?

Hands on a keyboard

If you looked at this space in April, you likely noticed that I ran a blog tour. That’s like a book tour, except that it’s online, involves more writing than talking, and doesn’t give you a chance to sign any books. Now that I’ve had a few weeks to think about how it went, I’ve decided to share my experiences, a peek at my financials, and my thoughts on the practice in general. Hopefully, the information is useful if you’re ever considering a similar endeavor. (And if you do move forward on a blog tour, you can learn from my dumb mistakes.)

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