The Rough Draft

If you can't go through it. Go around it.

I thought I’d give you an update on the progress of Devil’s Gambit, the audiobook. As previously stated, I’m doing this through findaway.com and they’ve been great to deal with. So much so, I’ll be creating an audiobook of Reliance next and will most likely be doing Devil’s Ante in the next few months as …

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Right now Devil’s Gambit is back in the top 100 in a couple of related categories in on Amazon UK. The recent boost is the direct result of a positive review the book got the first week of February. It only goes to show how much reviews matter to the independent author. So to that …

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For those of you in self publishing that might be interested, I thought I’d release my sales numbers for the year. I ran a fair number of promotional campaigns through Amazon and I’ll be honest, while the ROI was great for me, that was to be expected in a year where I didn’t release any …

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We’d had a pretty spectacular day at The Arches but Canyonlands offered the chance at some serious off road action. How serious became really apparent once I walked out onto the Promontory and looked down.   But I’m getting ahead of myself. Before you do anything in this park, you have to pay your fee …

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Leaving Torrey, Utah I climbed quickly into the mountains. You get used to always having to deal with changes in temperature. The bike for the most part doesn’t care. The loose nut behind the handlebars is another story. These days I pack for all kinds of weather. So while my jacket might be mesh, it has …

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Much of the buildings that used to line Old Route 66 are gone. A few mouldering pieces remain. The heat today was punishing. A solid 94F from the get go and with at least 85% humidity. It got bad enough I ended up ditching my riding pants and going 1/2GAT. There was a solid cross …

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I’ve spent the last couple of days really going over my proposed tracks. Now that I’ve added days the trip, I can back off my hours in the saddle a little. I factored in some time to actually stop and look at things and not make it all about eating distance. A friend of mine …

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Of course I’m talking about race fuel. A smell I can’t even describe accurately but one that gets my blood pumping and makes the hairs on my arms and neck stand up. Colin has been bugging me about going to a race since before Christmas. I had bought tickets for the Vintage races on June …

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Third go around at publishing a book and I’m still making mistakes. I’ve been a little concerned at the seeming lack of initial sales for Reliance my new Western Thriller but then it’s been my experience that it always takes a little bit of time for any book to gain some traction. I’m also guessing …

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It’s been a busy last few weeks between just general life stuff and getting Reliance ready to publish. So busy I haven’t had a chance to go for a ride for a few weeks. something I’m very aware of as my bike sits in front of my car as I pull into my garage every …

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