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Sunday, September 23, 2007


About 9k words this week. Lots of fight scenes. I suspect in the rewrites I'll be looking to cut the use of the word "blood" by about half....

A few weeks ago I wrote up a list of scenes I still needed to write. I'm down to ten, although the list may grow. Still, the end is in sight.


Bob said...

Thanks for all the updates. I've been enjoying checking them out. Waiting for the next book is made just a bit easier. I'm sure many of you fans appreciate this, just wanted to let you know that I do.

James Maxey said...

Well, thanks Bob. Posting the word counts here is also proving motivational for me. Knowing I'm going to make a public statement of words written at the end of each week gives me a little extra incentive to keep typing. It would be embarrassing to have a week where I posted no progress at all.

Thunder said...

I'm so glad I did that random search on Google for Bitterwood. The news that you're writing another book has made my day.

I've read Bitterwood three times through now and haven't shut up about it to my friends since I pulled it off the shelf on a whim. It never gets old. Easily the best book I've read this year and I read a lot!

Thank you so much for such memorable characters (poor Ven!) and I will be looking forward to the next book with great anticipation.

James Maxey said...

Thanks for spreading the Bitterwood gospel, Thunder!