Dead Centre II - Bangkok

Dead Centre II – Bangkok

A Few Days Ago

This early afternoon, my friend Dave came calling. I think that that is the earliest by three or four hours he’s ever come around. Anyway, the reason was that a mutual friend, Murray is leaving the country in two days and he thought that my email from yesterday inviting him to join us for a farewell drink was about today.

No problem, a lot of good came from our meeting, and Davy learned to check the date that emails are sent.

This is easily done, but it is still often overlooked.

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While on the subject of emails, you can tell where a legitimate email was sent from by highlighting it (in Outlook), right-clicking it, selecting Options or Properties and reading the metadata. The sending address will be a string of numbers, which you can copy into dnsstuff.com and it will tell (resolve it for) you.

An automated version of this is how advertisers know where you are.

I say it only works with legitimate email, because professional spammers usually falsify this data to cover their tracks.

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I finished editing Dead Centre II yesterday morning, so I got straight on with the cover. I have only had the covers of the Behind The Smile series designed for me, the other thirty–odd book covers I did myself.

I like to complete my editing, then the cover and finally the blurb for the back cover. I like to do it that way, but it is probably better to get a few different covers out earlier, so that readers can express their opinions.

The way I do it doesn’t leave a lot of time for that, because I am always wanting to get on with the next novel.

Perhaps I’ll see if it works better next time.

Update: I sold a copy within hours of it being published without using pre-ordering, so I’m happy about that.

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I am already being asked for the next 112,000 words in the BTS series! I published 225,000 in the last quarter of 2014. It’s getting to become hard, but enjoyable work. Like working in a soap opera, I should imagine. Perhaps I should have made the novels half as long, because all five are 112k+ making almost 600,000 words so far.

For comparison, a thirty-minute soap would run to about 8,000 words or less!

Amazon Image   Dead Centre II: Even The Wrong Can Be Right Sometimes! (Volume 2)

by +Owen Jones