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Injection Burn Winner

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(Guess who scheduled this in the wee hours and then forgot to push publish... that's right, me!)


The Winner of Injection burn by Jason M. Hough is....

#6 - Angela Spugnardi! So, Angela, hit me up and get me your address so I can mail this guy off to you. EDIT (6/29/17): So, Angela never got back to me and I drew a new winner. #1: Nathan G Happy reading everyone!

IWSG: Quitting

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Did you ever say “I quit”? If so, what happened to make you come back to writing?
I write a lot. If you keep up with my monthly count posts (the only thing I seem to do consistently over here) you’ll have noticed that I’m averaging about 75,000-words a month so far this year. It’s just what I do. But in 2015, I was almost forced to quit. I didn’t run out of ideas. I didn’t have a drastic change in my schedule. I didn’t get frustrated and decide to throw in the towel…. I had two grand mal seizures. But the seizures weren’t actually the problem. If you’ve ever looked in to anticonvulsants, you’ll have seen they have an AMAZING list of unfortunate side effects. The one I’m on presently had the potential of an allergic reaction that might have made all my skin fall off and, you know... killed me. My first medication was the problem. So there’s a fun little drug called Keppra. It’s apparently the oldest anticonvulsant medication on the market. It’s had the most testing. It’s what the emergency r…

GIVEAWAY: Signed Copy of Injection Burn by Jason M. Hough [CLOSED]

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So I picked up a copy of Jason M. Hough’s newest book at Phoenix Comicon a few days before it’s release. It’s the first in his Beyond Dire Earth duology and it is a fantastically fun read. I knew it’d be great, so I bought two! One for me, and one for you.

I meant to put this giveaway up last week… on the book’s release date, but the week after PHXCC is always a bit of a blur and before I knew it, Friday was here and gone. So here it is, a week after release, your chance to snag a signed copy of INJECTION BURN.

So what is this awesome book about? Skyler Luiken and his ragtag crew of scavengers, scientists, and brawlers have a new mission: a long journey to a distant planet where a race of benevolent aliens are held captive behind a cloud of destructive ships known as the Swarm Blockade. No human ships have ever made it past this impenetrable wall, and Skyler knows not what to anticipate when they reach their destination. Safe to say that the last thing he expects to find there is a second…

May Numbers

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88,801-words in 19 days
(AVG: 4,674-words/day)
8 projects + Admin


May is my highest monthly word count for the year so far (by a whopping 611 words!) and it’s the best May I’ve had since I started keeping track of these things back in 2013.
On top of all of that, on May 22nd, I hit the point where I had more words for the year (so far) than for the year in 2015 (in total).
These insights, by the way, are among the many reasons I toss my daily writing into a spreadsheet.