“Been There, Done That” was finished up this morning.

It end up being 134.5k words long or Word counts it as 267 pages. I was pretty cross-eyed at the end so I went shopping and out to dinner with my wife. I’m going to run a check for some common error like double spaces and things like he’s/he’d and its/it’s and send it out to readers. I’d be really happy if I can publish a few days before August.

24 Responses to “Been There, Done That” was finished up this morning.

  1. Jennifer July 12, 2018 at 8:10 pm #

    Yay!!!!!! Can’t wait!

  2. Cheryl July 12, 2018 at 9:00 pm #

    Happy days ๐Ÿค—

  3. John Leggett July 12, 2018 at 9:12 pm #

    Please let us know when it is available for Pre-order on Amazon.

    • Mac July 12, 2018 at 10:03 pm #

      Not going to do preorder. It’ll be published a couple days before Aug. if all goes well. You can be sure I’ll mention it here.

  4. Joyce July 12, 2018 at 9:29 pm #

    Great! Canโ€™t wait to read it!

  5. Pseudo July 13, 2018 at 6:22 am #

    Why no pre-order? Just canโ€™t be arsed to set it up, or is there some principal behind that decision? Will be buying it either way, of course.

    • Terry Dean July 13, 2018 at 11:24 am #

      Per earlier discussions in this and other author sites, in order to pre-order a book, the work must be turned in to Amazon 10 days before the release date. This means a later release for a pre-order book. It is faster to the readers to not do pre-order, but just release when ready.

    • Mac July 13, 2018 at 8:52 pm #

      I don’t want the stress of a deadline – when you depend on other people to read it for errors and make your covers the possibility of a late release is there. I don’t like to say I’ll do something and not deliver. I’m not trying to pack my sales with pre-orders. Half of my book income is from page reads anyway – you can’t pre-order that. Last series book I still managed to get a $1k bonus out of Amazon.

  6. merr July 13, 2018 at 7:36 am #

    Congrats for a job probably well done
    ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. Silke July 13, 2018 at 9:22 am #

    Best news ever this month for me <3
    Thanks for the update & have a nice weekend!

  8. Melvyn July 13, 2018 at 3:49 pm #

    Brilliant news. Looking forward to it.

  9. Aimee July 13, 2018 at 6:28 pm #

    Cool !!! I love your books .

  10. Kevin July 14, 2018 at 3:34 am #

    Yeees, can’t wait. Proof readers please hurry. Would volunteer but dyslexic as you can see with my past post sorry. Can read a book in a few hours but can’t spell worth a darn ๐Ÿ™‚ and grammar is worst. So here’s applause for editors and proof readers. It took me several minutes to fix a few line post (if fix which I doubt), but just have to show how much I love your books

    • Mac July 16, 2018 at 7:46 pm #

      I don’t know much about dyslexia. I’m glad it doesn’t remove your pleasure of reading.

      • EthirNandor July 17, 2018 at 4:59 pm #

        I have it too. Dyslexia is weird, but has different forms.
        For me it means that Iam bad at spelling, but I also donโ€™t even SEE mistakes (even in my own language), I read right over them even if I concentrate.
        This is also an advantage: I know many people whose reading pleasure grinds to a halt with the slightest grammar or spelling mistake. Amazon reviews are full of those people that vote down a story just for lack of editing.
        I consider that a severe handicap: I am glad I can enjoy a story regardless, and would happily buy your book before editing ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. matthew martin July 15, 2018 at 8:04 pm #

    thanks looking ford the a good read

  12. Harry July 16, 2018 at 1:02 pm #

    Woo hoo! I’ll be really happy too if it publishes just before August. Looking forward to it.

  13. D Gray July 16, 2018 at 7:36 pm #

    Yay! Really looking forward to reading it!!!

  14. Katie F. July 17, 2018 at 8:57 am #

    Woot! Looking forward to reading another exciting story by you!

  15. James Crutchley July 17, 2018 at 12:39 pm #

    can’t wait. Wish i could proofread. NO i can’t i suck at that sort of thing. Its more of i wish it could be done faster. But please take the time needed i’m just impatient. Thank you for continuing to write and put out excellent books.

  16. Ann July 20, 2018 at 8:51 pm #

    Hey Mac,

    Whatever happened to Mel.
    He served Wiggins well, burnt his foot, was lifted with her to Home and then vanished without mention.
    What happened to him – still serves Wiggins, joined the security group, joined …., left for ….,

  17. Cheryl July 25, 2018 at 12:04 pm #

    Finishing up April 9 in rereading series for 7th or 8th time. HOW will I wait til Sunday. This is such a good series.

    And yes Mac whatever did happen to Mel?

  18. Jason July 26, 2018 at 3:32 am #

    Didn’t he join the security group? Seemed like a natural fit. Actually could see their adventures being a good spinoff series of a differant flavor…

    • Mac July 26, 2018 at 10:31 am #

      Yes, I have quite a list of characters I have not brought back each book. And yes if I ever run out of ideas the spin offs alone could keep me busy until the sun grows dim. I mentioned Christian Mackay, Otis Duggan and the Wilson family, Matt, Iaan, and Jenifer in this book just thinking off-hand.

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