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My first book

I’ve completed my first book. It’s somewhere between 700-800 pages. 151333 words. I still have to edit it, clean some things up, continuity, and throw in some back stories to some characters… and it’ll be ready to publish. But the book as a whole is done.
After my first editing pass, I’m going to send it out to a small handful of volunteer readers.


  1. kustom's Gravatar kustom

    George, I’d love to go over a copy.

    I’ve been working on my own projects for a while now, and the chance to see someone who has put their entire work together would be great.

    So if you need some constructive eyes, just let me know.

  2. Hacksaw's Gravatar Hacksaw

    Heavens Mr. Ogre Sir,

    If you are looking for a volunteer reader I would to humbly offer my services. (more groveling?)

  3. Hacksaw's Gravatar Hacksaw

    Never mind, I seem to be barely able to type a coherent email/reply……feeling extra goofy now, swell.

    • 05/17/2011    

      I feel the same way sometimes!

  4. Hacksaw's Gravatar Hacksaw

    But in my defense…I am at the end of a 12 hour shift… I was/am extra loopy.

  5. Joey B's Gravatar Joey B

    Consider myself volunteered!

  6. Colin's Gravatar Colin

    Congratulations! Don’t give up trying to get it published!
    It seems dang hard to get your foot in the door, but it took both vince flynn and stephen king years to get one through, rejection after rejection, and they almost gave up!

    I’d happily read it if you need readers!

  7. Colin's Gravatar Colin

    151k words is alot too, good work! How long did it take you all told?

  8. MSgt B's Gravatar MSgt B


  9. LouisCQ's Gravatar LouisCQ

    Heck Paisano, You know I’m down!

  10. 05/18/2011    

    George, if it is as good as what has been put up in the Uprising threads… you will have a market for it.
    I seriously enjoy your work there.
    If you need readers, I would love to have a look at it.
    But reading it as I would if I had purchased it, I would hope you would welcome criticism or suggestions.


  11. JesseL's Gravatar JesseL

    I’ll volunteer for that duty too.

  12. Sulaco's Gravatar Sulaco

    I’ll read yours if you read mine :)

  13. sarge712's Gravatar sarge712

    I’ll smoke it over if you want me to.

  14. warhawke's Gravatar warhawke

    I would love to help but since I’m about 90,000 words into my own book my time is limited. Good luck though.

  15. 05/18/2011    


    Is this your Age of Sail Privateer book or something else? I can offer my reading, critiquing and editing services as humble as they are.

    • 05/18/2011    

      This is totally different… it has Zombies.

  16. Sulaco's Gravatar Sulaco

    Oh well, in that case as my book has intergalactic zombies in monk’s robes, mercenary intergalactic contractors and a Seattle Medical Examiner detective with a 10mm and a hot rich blond with a PPK I am most assuredly enthusiastically in the front of the line. Trade Ya.

  17. Jason Hulon's Gravatar Jason Hulon

    I would love to read it Ogre !

  18. 05/18/2011    

    I love your writing, George! I really got into the “Privateer” posts a while back over at We the Armed. Congrats on a major accomplishment. Mad props!

  19. Jesse Main's Gravatar Jesse Main

    I would love to read it over for you. Just need it in pdf and I can throw it on my kindle.

  20. Geoff Timm's Gravatar Geoff Timm

    Hire yourself an editor. Run a couple of books, get decent cover art. Then open with $0.99 on Kindle and follow up with two at 2.99.

    Who notes this is a popular marketing ploy in Kindle publishing.

    • 05/19/2011    

      I’ve got a publisher for printing… then I’ll do the E-Thing after a printing or two.

      • Geoff Timm's Gravatar Geoff Timm

        Beware the Contract!
        You can sign your life away!

        Who knows some local folks who regret going the dead tree route.

  21. 05/20/2011    

    Heck with the pre-read. I’ll put down money for a signed copy right now!

    • 05/21/2011    

      I appreciate that support – but I want to put out a good product!

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