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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!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Victory First Draft Complete!

It took two weeks longer than I'd expected, but Victory: Lawless Book Three now has a complete first draft! I finished the draft last Thursday. I'm taking a break from the book this week as I head out of state to attend a wedding this weekend, but will dive into the second draft next week. I still have a not impossible hope of finishing this in time to be selling copies at ConCarolinas the first weekend in June, but I really need to see how well the next draft cleans up. I'd rather take an extra few weeks to get this perfect rather than just getting it "good enough" in order to hit an arbitrary deadline. On the other hand, I have nearly six weeks before the con, which is a pretty decent chunk of time to get this right. 

I'm also happy to say that, now that I've written book three, I feel there's plenty of material still to explore and already have the first broad ideas of what's going to go into book four. 

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