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Done (one)

We’re done! With one thing. And hey, it’s the thing I said I was gonna finish this month so… yay me! Be proud of yourself, ego. ID? You get the drift.

I am talking about The One I Want, which is the easier to type/say title for what I referred to before as You’re The One That I Want. Probably less chance of accidentally selling it to Grease fans, eh? (Although Google may lead them here anyway? OK, if you’re here looking for fan fiction where Sandra Dee is impersonated by Rizzo, uh, sorry, but good idea! You should write it yourself.)

Anyway, as I desperate pad a one line update to a third para you should know that YES! This will still be available to buy this month (January) or at the worst, early February. I am thinking about putting it on Gumroad first for a limited period and then dropping it on the Zon, mostly because I don’t have a cover yet… but we’ll see.

The One I Want word count

Final word count ended up higher than I’d had before at about 14K, which is nice. There were extensive rewrites that I think help the thing overall. I really hope you like it.

With that, back to Seeing is Deceiving and getting that bastard wrestled into submission. But keep your peepers peeled for updates on when this thing’s out.

Oh btw, I’m on Instagram these days. If you want to stalk my every move, actually you’ll still need to make more of an effort – but I do throw out updates on there every now and again. I’m here if you wanna do the follow thing.

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No really, I am here

As you know, things around here have been dormant, and I keep opening up random corners of the site going “Jesus! There’s a rat’s nest in here, and they’ve been chewing on the wires!”

Ergo, didn’t even realize on my post asking for comments that, umm, it’s a bit hard to make a comment as you can’t register here; and that my contact form was utterly broken.

For now, until I figure out my preference, you can register on WordPress.com for an account and use that to comment. (I honestly can’t even remember what commenting plugin I was using previously. I’ll figure it out.)

But arguably, it’ll be a lot easier to just email me. The email is gw at (the site domain), or if you like, ghostlywriter at the email service beginning with G. (Yes. I know how dumb it is to try and fool bots and crawlers. Whatever, I get enough spam.)

Or, use the (now functioning) contact form.

Normal service, etc.

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This is a warm up

Flexin’ those fingers, flexin’ those fingers. This is a warm up for writing.

Or it’s procrastination. But the good thing is, either way, there’s words at the end of it! Yay! Okay, some random stuff.

I checked: You’re The One That I Want (I namechecked it last time, right?) is just over 12K words right now. That’s before the rewrite that, goddammit, I’m doing today. End of January, I said, right? Right.

Progress continues on the sequel to Practice to Deceive, and I namechecked that too, right? Didn’t I? Well, anyway, it’s called Seeing is Deceiving. I’ve had that title for years. I have the title for a third book too. Hope for your sake if I do write a third one it doesn’t take, umm, eight years to get done.

Anyway yes, progress, and I actually put it on Instagram, which I never ever post to but here you go, just so we have a picture.

Oh, turns out I put it on my Story so you had to be following me to see which sort of defeats my purpose here. And look at that moire pattern, yuck. This is why I hate the ‘verité’ (blurgh) of phonecam-aimed-at-monitor shots.

Anyway.

Yes, I know it’s just 266 words but as I tell myself on these days, that’s 266 more than I had before, when I had none! Also, we’re up to 108K, which is… more. And more is good.

Back to that after I take a crack at editing YTOTIW – easier than You’re The One That I Want but also, jeez, what a terrible acronym.

Okay, fingers feel warm. Time to make the words.

And hey, you’ve been good. Here’s the opening to (sigh) YTOTIW. As it currently stands, pre-edits. You can tap/click for the original. Sorry for the squinting.

Screenshot of opening of YTWTIO
You’ll probably figure out why the title

That’ll do. Laters.

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These aren’t resolutions for 2022

But promises. To myself. And I guess, to you.

Now, where were we? Oh yeah.