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I’m about 7,000 words into my latest novel, and for several months I wondered whether I was (finally) ready to start working on it. I’ll be honest: starting a new novel is always a frightening endeavor. In general, the blank page is a daunting venture, but starting out a whole novel can be even more so. That sort of paralysis comes in several forms and can be self-defeating before you’ve even written anything. Here are …

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Finally finished the continuity pass on the latest novel, which now has a working title of Spectrum, and copies have gone out to my test readers. In just about every novel I’ve written, no matter how much advance planning I did before principal writing, the first three chapters or so always need work before I can give copies to my first round of test readers. A lot of the writing I do–even work based (loosely) …

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First draft of my latest novel is complete, and it’s been a long time coming. Started writing this novel at the very end of 2006, and for various and sundry reasons it took me a lot longer than usual to finish it. On average, I’d finish a novel every year or two (even monster novels like this current one), but this one was a challenge, partly because it is the most complex work I’ve written. …

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