I've been writing away on Dead Ware. About 320 pages. I have two plots going that will come together. One ending I have sorta. The other I'm a little torn about. I have created an antagonist I like, but he is an enemy to Kiki. What do I do? I'm letting it roll around in my head for a while to figure it out, so may not have first draft done by end of the month. Will try harder!

The rewriting is proving harder than the writing. I'm awaiting inspiration. Meanwhile, I looking for the topic for the next book. Maybe it's time to give Kiki and Nick a rest.

I finished the first draft of DeadWare  but I'm not satisiied with the ending, so gotta think and rewrite.

My editing co op has shrunk. I need this kind of input in my writing. In my experience (nearly 15 years) it is impossible to edit your own work. Input from others makes a much better product. So if you're a writer or want to be a writer,  and are interested in joining a co op, let me know at rlclayton10@gmail.com For subject use co op so it doesn't go into the delete file. Meanwhile, I continue to move ahead on Dead Ware. Maybe draft done by end of the month. Steve & I are working on some promotions like FREE BOOKS! and tee shirts. Stay tuned.

I am blasting ahead with Dead Ware. Spent some time in Buffalo with my daughter's family and got a lot of pages done. I feel like I'm about 2/3 through. Hope to have first draft in August and final edited version end of Sept or so.

Yesterday I was a little lost as to where part of Dead Ware was going. At 3:30 this morning I put it together. Soooo blasting ahead with writing. Met some people from Ukraine today. Really nice couple. Hope they buy my books.

I'm moving along well with DeadWare, the next Kiki and Nick adventure. Probably 1/2 or more through. Already killed off a couple of my heroes. You'll have to read it to see who. At rate I'm cranking pages, may go to editor in July  or August. Website sales are available. Cheaper than Amazon. Those are really not my favorite people after they raised the price of my books to levels I wouldn't buy. I don't get any more $s though. Really ticked me off. Steve & I are working with Michael Evan on a promotion plan. Hope he comes through.

I'm writing like crazy on Dead Ware, the next Kiki and Nick adventure. First section takes place in Russia, so it involves research. Interesting stuff

DEad but Not Gone is out. To you in Columbus, Ohio, if you're not a hacker, welcome.

I went to a reunion of UNM gymnastics last weekend. Fabulous bunch of guys and gals. All of us seem to be suffering from abusing our bodies in our youth. Lots of aches, pains, surgeries etc. These guys were so supportive of my humble writing efforts. They bought a bunch of my books. THANKS Some of my best fans are in that group. I'm going to try out Rich as a beta reader for DeadWare. We'll see how that goes. Meanwhile, time to get back to rewirtes.

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