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Offline Steve Robinson Reading
25 Apr 2012, 09:30 AM | Post: #181

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RE: Steve Robinson - In the Blood (A genealogical crime mystery)

I didn't say what year! Smile

It's good to have a target, though. Now I just wish I could get the epilogue right...
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25 Apr 2012, 09:31 AM | Post: #182

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RE: Steve Robinson - In the Blood (A genealogical crime mystery)

If everyone buys it in the same hour, it's likely to soar.
Offline Steve Robinson Reading
25 Apr 2012, 11:20 AM | Post: #183

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This post was last modified: 25 Apr 2012 11:21 AM by Steve Robinson.
That was a little fantasy that had crossed my mind, Linda. Maybe I should try to set up a launch time as well a date and encourage everyone who wants to read it to go onto Amazon and get it at the same time. Ooh, think of all the extra awareness it could generate if it shot into the top 100 suddenly. Smile I guess that's the thing with a 2nd book if the 1st has created a following like In the Blood has. When I launched In the Blood, no one was waiting for it. Now with the sequel they are. it will certainly be interesting to see what happens and what kind of impact it has on In the Blood, too. It's very exciting.

AND... I've just finished the 2nd draft. I was concerned about the ending in the epilogue and it's taken what seems like ages to get it right. I'm happy with it now, so maybe 6th June is possible. I don't think writers are every really sure that they've finished editing a story and that it's the best it can be. I suppose that's just about being conscientious though.
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25 Apr 2012, 12:29 PM | Post: #184

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RE: Steve Robinson - In the Blood (A genealogical crime mystery)

It feels like only a week since you finished the first draft. You must have worked quickly on the second.
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25 Apr 2012, 12:45 PM | Post: #185

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RE: Steve Robinson - In the Blood (A genealogical crime mystery)

It felt like it went quickly to begin with. I thought I only had about 10,000 words to do when I got back to it on Monday, but I hit a few areas that needed more work than the rest. I write a fairly polished 1st draft, so subsequent drafts aren't usually too bad. I thought it would take two weeks, but I'm a few days ahead. My wife's reading it now and then I'll do more edits. She likes it so far, which is encouraging. I'm always nervous until she's signed it off.
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Offline Steve Robinson Reading
01 May 2012, 05:31 PM | Post: #186

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RE: Steve Robinson - In the Blood (A genealogical crime mystery)

I'm close to the end of another draft now and should have that done sometime tomorrow. Then it's on to the audio draft, which I really like because I just get to sit and listen and drink tea - and jump up whenever something's not right. I'll probably give it one more read through after that and then it will almost be ready. Still looking good for a D-Day anniversary release. Smile
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02 May 2012, 11:21 AM | Post: #187

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RE: Steve Robinson - In the Blood (Jefferson Tayte Genealogical Crime Mysteries)

I hope you manage to sit down and listen non stop Steve while drinking your many cups of tea. Smile
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02 May 2012, 12:58 PM | Post: #188

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RE: Steve Robinson - In the Blood (Jefferson Tayte Genealogical Crime Mysteries)

This post was last modified: 02 May 2012 12:59 PM by Steve Robinson.
(02 May 2012 11:21 AM)sujay Wrote:  I hope you manage to sit down and listen non stop Steve while drinking your many cups of tea. Smile

Thanks Sujay. Smile

I'm not quite at that stage yet, but it's definitely getting there.

34 days to go!
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11 May 2012, 11:59 AM | Post: #189

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RE: Steve Robinson - In the Blood (Jefferson Tayte Genealogical Crime Mysteries)

It's Friday!!!

And it's been a good week. I've finished the audio edit and To the grave is looking (and sounding) good to me. I'm smiling right now, too, because I've also just finished the Kindle formatting and I've just seen the new book on the Kindle for the very first time.

So, it's going well. Beta copies are going out next week for proofreading and barring any major issues that might come from that D-Day 6/6/12 is looking all the more good to go.

It's also been a good week because a couple of days ago I was approached about a press release for To the Grave in Your Family Tree Magazine. They wanted to run a feature on me and the new book with a Q&A. I accepted of course and the article will be in the June edition of the magazine (No.118), which will be out at the end of June. Great timing, although the paperback won't quite be available by then.

I've got time for one more draft before the book goes out for proofreading. This draft will be a first for me as Mrs R's going to read it on the Kindle this weekend and I'll edit as we go.
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11 May 2012, 12:26 PM | Post: #190

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RE: Steve Robinson - In the Blood (Jefferson Tayte Genealogical Crime Mysteries)

Well done on the Family Tree feature! Looks like everything is going according to plan. Big Grin
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