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I'm James Maxey, author of fantasy and science fiction. My novels include the science fantasy Bitterwood Saga (4 books) the Dragon Apocalypse Saga (4 books), numerous superhero novels including Nobody Gets the Girl and the Lawless series, the steampunk Oz sequel Bad Wizard, and my short story collections, There is No Wheel and Jagged Gate. This website is focused exclusively on writing. At my second blog, Jawbone of an Ass, I ramble through any random topic that springs to mind, occasionally touching on religion and politics and other subjects polite people are sensible enough not to discuss in public. If you'd like to get monthly updates on new releases, as well as preview chapters and free short stories, join my newsletter!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Hush 64770

Again, not 10k, but the middle act of the book is building nicely toward the pivot into the final act. I decided against introducing the new cast member as a major player, though I still may introduce him in the next chapter as someone with a role in future books. Going into the final third of the book, I'm going to stick with my core trio of protagonists. I think I've got more than enough material built around these three to keep me rolling to the 100k word mark, though at some point this week I actually need to sit down and write down all the major plot events remaining so that I can pace this thing correctly. Still, the muddled middle has been mostly slogged through. It's odd to think that I may be only one month away from being able to say, "Hey! I've written another book!"

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