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November Updates - It's a good one!

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Hello my faithful people!


I got some good news and updates.

Seventh Talon: The first draft is done, and I'm half way through the edits. I expect to have beta readers in the next few weeks, and then maybe a launch date in December sometime. I've also finalized the cover ( I think, might do a few small tweaks ).


Office Wars This is a tough one, and a decision that did not come lightly.  I scrapped the original parts I had and started over.  I just did not feel it fit what I was trying to do, but I am working on it now.  I did want to point out a big change that is going to occur, don't worry no spoilers.

All the prologues, interlogues, and epilogues were creating a story, Pulp Fiction style.  I gave dates and put them all out of order, so a bigger story could be pieced together.  Each one added an element to a bigger something.  I'm going to wrap this all up in one prologue in the next book, actually might just be Chapter 1, since its all coming to a head now.  I ha…

October Update

I'm still here!

Just plugging away at my stories.  One of the stories is getting closer to done.  I had to redo a bit of it to capture the POV just right, which slowed me down.  However, I think the story is better for it.

Not much longer now.  I  hope.

Thanks,
JGP

Office Wars and Other Updates for You

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I apologize for the gap between my posts, but since I published Office Wars Episode 2 on August 1st, I've had a lot of things going on all at once.  Kids starting school, Gencon, and more.  My monthly trips to Atlanta started back up too, for my day job.

Ok that aside.  I have several updates.
Office Wars  I have the next two books mapped out, and even have part of the first draft on the third book done.  I found some of the jokes becoming stale, so I decided to take a break and pen out the framework for another series, see below.  I'm still working on this, but I want to make sure I capture the same momentum as the other two books.  

You can get your copy of Episode 1 or 2 here.

Office Wars: Mailroom Clerk Reading by Jeff Hays

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August 6th at 5pm CST / 6pm EST, Jeff Hays will do a life reading of one of the chapters in my book on his twitch stream.  Which is part of the Soundbooth Theater Live!

If you are interested, tune in.  I believe it will aslo be simulcast into the facebook group I linked above and on youtube, the link to the YouTube channel is :  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXsuHAkGc12poPV4Id2kzCg



The Final Manuscript for Episode 2 is Loaded

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Good news, I finalized everything for the second episode of Office Wars, I hope you all enjoy.

I enjoyed writing this book a lot and there are a lot more Office Space goodies in this.  As well as some more developing plot lines and just more of everything.

I am going to take a break for a few weeks before I finish the first pass on book 3.  Thank you all for reading.



As always, you can find more about me on www.jamesgpatton.com

Pre-Order of Office Wars: Bathroom Politics is Available

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Hello everyone,

I have put the digital copy of the second book of Office Wars up on Amazon for Pre-Order. 

Launch date is August 1st, 2017, and the paperback version will be available on that day too.  Amazon does not let me put the paperback version up for preorder.  Visit my Amazon Author Page and the book pre-order page is  Office Wars: Bathroom Politics

I have a few more edits and want to try out a few beta readers before my release date, but I am pretty happy with where it is at.  I enjoyed writing this book and hope you enjoy it too.



Feel free to check out my author site at: JamesGPatton.com

General Update

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Sorry everyone, I try to post something every week, but I have been busy doing my last edit run of Office Wars Episode 2 before I ask for beta readers.  In other words I am getting close and believe I should easily hit my self imposed deadline to get it published before the end of July.

Stay tuned, I will see about running a special on book 1 as I get closer to my deadline.

As always I appreciate all the support, and feel free to check out my site at www.jamesgpatton.com


Possible Cover for Office Wars Episode 2

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My covers are nothing too fancy, but I make them myself.  At some point in the future if I make enough off of my writing I'll have someone redo the covers professionally.  Thanks for stopping in.



As always, please visit James G Patton's Author Site for more links and details.

4 The Words

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4 The Words is a site that uses gamification to help writers.  The setup is like that of an RPG where you have to fight monsters to collect items.  Each monster has a time limit and a word count you have to beat, as seen below.  This is just one of many monsters.
I find it fun for distracting me while I write, and it is a great tool to use if you want to force yourself to write so many words a day.  The time limits are generous, as long as you don't stop writing.  I enjoy the site quite a bit.

Feel free to visit my author site and blog at:  James G Patton's Author Site

Audio/Ambiance to Set the Writing Mood

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Tabletop Audio
This site is great and free to set the ambiance for writing scenes.  The site is constantly adding more audio clips and they will run on a loop for you.  Figured I'd give the site a shout out because I find myself using it quite a bit lately.




James G Patton's Amazon Author Page