April #6 – pretty sure it’s done

99.5K words. A little smaller than usual but it feels right. I may add just a chapter but we’ll see. Not going to post this one until edited.

19 Responses to April #6 – pretty sure it’s done

  1. Jennifer January 2, 2015 at 9:39 pm #

    Yay! Can’t wait to read it. Thanks, hope you have a great 2015!

    • Mac January 3, 2015 at 11:07 am #

      Thank you. The editor is doing “Down to Earth” right now. He’ll do this next.

  2. naleta January 3, 2015 at 10:53 am #

    Oooh! Looking forward to giving you some more money for it. 🙂

    • DitN January 3, 2015 at 11:35 am #

      Excellent! Please post the planned release date when you have one.

  3. emily January 3, 2015 at 12:31 pm #

    Great News! Can’t wait to read it:)

    • Melvyn January 4, 2015 at 8:30 am #

      Yes. Looking forward to it.

  4. Cheryl January 5, 2015 at 1:01 am #

    Will purchase as soon as it is released. Really appreciate the updates via your website.

  5. Adam January 6, 2015 at 9:39 pm #

    We don’t care about editing we just want the story.

    • Mac January 6, 2015 at 9:46 pm #

      As much as I appreciate that… You would be surprised the negative effect it has on reviews. Perhaps I am wrong, but I think bad reviews do hurt sales. I’m finding the world is full of Grammar Nazis and they seem to care more about form than the story. I’ll try to find a balance.

      • Ripley January 14, 2015 at 12:42 pm #

        I have to regretfully agree. I have lost count of the number of perfectly decent books that I have come across with a rating of 1-2/5 stars “because of grammatical errors”. If i can puzzle out what is happening, and I have read plenty of stories where the grammar was so bad that it became plenty confusing, I usually grade on the story and just disregard the mistakes. Editors can be expensive (it is ALOT of time consuming work), and just from the little bit of personal stuff I have shown to friends/family I understand how hard it can be to see the flaws in something you have created yourself.

        • Mac January 14, 2015 at 2:17 pm #

          Not everybody is jolted out of the story by an error in grammar. It just seems as if the ones who write reviews are! I’m still learning all sorts of things and slowly will stop repeating the same sorts of errors. I just went through and corrected the multi-paragraph quotes from one character because I had closed all the paragraphs not just the final one.
          I imagine my high school English teachers would be horrified to learn I had the audacity to even attempt writing a book. I certainly wasn’t their favorite fair-haired student.
          My editor is limited in that I don’t want him changing the style of the narrative. He is publishing my stuff in other outlets than Amazon. So he has an economic interest in the outcome. I am finding he improves as he learns what my common errors are. He is probably not the very best but he committed to promoting my work when nobody else was interested and I’ll stick with him.

  6. Silke M. January 15, 2015 at 3:44 pm #

    Normally I check more often for news, can’t believe it is already half a month gone again.
    Paycheck for freetime on holidays, too much work to notice – so that news are just gold for my eyes.
    And I agree: great news, looking forward to it – I’m just happy there will be another book for the April series.

    And off course: I hope you had a really good start into the New Year!
    Wish you much luck, health, fun, wealth, [insert all you wish for]!

  7. Chuck C January 16, 2015 at 11:25 pm #

    Can you post estimated publication dates for April #6 and Family Law #3? Just to make sure I know when to start looking for them? It might also be a good idea to put that on the Books page, and update occasionally as your progress and plans change.

    • Mac January 17, 2015 at 5:20 am #

      April #6 is waiting on my editor finishing up “Down to Earth”. So a month or two. He has several projects going I know. Family law #3 is just started and way off. You might use the RSS feed. I won’t flood you with junk. I hired out the web site design and didn’t use the ABOUT but I’ll put an author blurb in the about.

  8. Adam January 17, 2015 at 4:12 am #

    Any ETA on the next book?

  9. Steve January 26, 2015 at 5:27 am #

    I will admit I find grammatical errors jarring, they tend to interrupt my suspension of disbelief. Even so I have re-read the April series several times and am eagerly awaiting the next. There’s just not a lot of stories about now that show things can get better. Not easily, but possible. Thank you

    • Mac January 26, 2015 at 6:21 am #

      I’m getting better. I spent all day going back and correcting multiple paragraph quotes and increasing attributions. I’d like to bring the old ones up to spec.
      The forward looking upbeat stories we call Human Wave.

      • Steve January 26, 2015 at 9:28 pm #

        It seems to be the main difference between traditional and indy publishing. They have better copy editors (I think that’s the term anyway) and the independents mostly have better, more enjoyable stories. I do have make an exception for Baen in that last part.
        As always with a good book I have two things I wish to say to the author:
        Firstly please don’t rush the next book before it’s ready and secondly please hurry up.

        • Mac January 27, 2015 at 9:35 pm #

          Will just repeat what I said to the previous comment. You want to look for stories described as Human Wave.

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