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The Sapphire black and white My friend who writes stories set in the ancient kingdom of Rheged has just sent me a list of typos and suggestions for The Sapphire, which I’ve implemented. They should come through on the edition on Amazon.com (etc.) shortly. However, I have left the Wattpad version as it is — none of these are major changes, just minor tweaks. (Readers, let me know if you want me to update Wattpad too.) She also said some nice things about the book, but you’ll have to read it for yourself.

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template-cover-dbfosa-with-shape2 My beta reader likes The Most Dangerous Woman in the Galaxy. (Hoorah!) She has some comments to pass on, and when I receive them there may be some spelling corrections to put through. I’ve also noticed one surplus paragraph, which  I’ll remove (currently, two consecutive paragraphs contain the same information). I love positive feedback!

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… when there are still so many words to write. But I really must catch up with the rest of my life. So I’ll side-load my NaNoWriMo novel on to my Kindle as it stands and check it through, and in due course it will end up on Amazon kindle. Oh, yes, and I must send a copy to the friend who read the first half back in 2005 or so and asked for the rest, but has never yet received it. That’s quite some delay in submission.

Then there is Book 7 of The Star: Retrogradus (or whichever title it eventually ends up with). Will it ever get written? Or perhaps I should sit down and write out the background to The Star (what is Our Lady’s Land, why ‘The Star’, who are the Rus, and so on) so that innocent wanderers who fall over this word press page or the stories on Amazon kindle can get some idea what is going on. But in fact what I really want to do is sit down with a Middle High German dictionary and translate Brother Jan’s singing (‘back’) into German, as I suspect it works better in German than in English. Watch this space.

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Finished: until I add some more.
Adelheide is still scribbling, then holding up the page and saying: ‘Is that enough? Shall I stop now? — No, I’ve just thought of something else …’ Eventually she will run out of ink or parchment or both, and will have to stop.
Next stage: the copy-edit.

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I’m checking through The Star, Book Four (The Havoc of Brother Jan). Whyever did I use so many hyphens? Every one has to be converted to an en-rule …

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Boots No. 7 Moisture Drench lipstick, currently on Ebay.

I’ve drafted Watchers Four: Explosive and handed it over to a friend for beta-reading. Among other things it features a Boots No. 7 lipstick — like the one on the left. This being a Watchers story, the lipstick is not being used for its normal purpose — but in this episode no dragons or books are harmed.

 

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The Most Dangerous Woman in the Galaxy (the next ‘Gray’ story) has gone for beta-reading. I hope I’ve caught all the spelling mistakes … Now I need a logo for the cover.

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