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Bailey Eyes That Kill 2 Books 

First Draft of Editing Complete

I finally finished the first draft of editing in Barcode: Eyes That Kill. It was a challenge. I began with 105,000 words (about 210 MS Word pages). That’s a pretty hefty book. Currently, only Cavern of Youth is comparable in length. However, after editing, I added 20,000 words (50 pages). This is the longest novel yet. The editing was rough! Just being honest. Every time I write, I always try to improve. I consider previous criticisms and try to make adjustments. Not to mention, I do my best to enhance…

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Kode Eyes That Kill 1 Books 

Barcode: Eyes That Kill Sketches

While I’m working hard at editing Barcode: Eyes That Kill, my cover artists are giving me preliminary sketches for the cover designs. We’re fighting to put out a very strong product by May or June. We’ll also have Barcode: Demon of Gods (the final book) ready not long after. For now, I want to show readers the early sketches of Kode and a new “love” interest known as Bailey. These are early, rough sketches, so don’t get too attached. And don’t judge them before seeing the color. Things really step…

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Mario Powerups Writing 

One Up Barcode: Eyes That Kill

I just finished Barcode: Eyes That Kill for the second time. I actually participated in NaNoWriMo last year and wrote ETK in two or three weeks. Once I was done, I finished editing Barcode: New War Order. Though I loved the story in ETK, I knew I could write something better. When I learned character design, my instructor taught me the concept of “One Up.” It’s just what it sounds like. You take your original work and make it better. With the One Up concept in mind, I wrote a…

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Barcode: New War Order Books 

Barcode: New War Order

How busy have I been with moving, writing a new novel, and studying for exams? So busy that I forgot to announce the latest book in the Barcode Series. Well, here you have it! Late as hell. Barcode: New War Order. I took special pride in writing this novel for many reasons. Let’s list them off in bullet form because it makes crap easier to swim through: Barcode: New War Order changed the way every book I write is formatted This novel finally shows Kode’s weak points The location isn’t…

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Barcode Legend of Apollo Fan Art Books 

First Barcode Fan Art

I wanted to share this the very second I acquired it, but I had to wait to receive permission for the artist. Here’s the first fan art for my novel, Barcode: Legend of Apollo. It’s pretty amazing has a great twist to it. I love the style and the personality behind the characters. It’s very accurate. Leave your opinion and let me know what you think. If you’re interested in more art from Mars, visit his website. He’s an incredible graphic design artist.  

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Cutting Back

This week, I took time to revise my novel, cutting back on unnecessary explanations and lengthy conversations. I spent an entire week revising book one in The Barcode Series. I’m already working on the fourth novel (Eyes That Kill), but I knew the first book needed some attention. I probably invested 60 hours in seven days, and the work payed off. Halfway through the manuscript, I could see my growth as a writer and editor. There were so many things I wanted to improve and I did. Though I spent a significant…

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How To Edit A Novel

In my life, I’ve written six  novels: The State of Being Unmarried Not Quite Myself No Collar Criminals Barcode: Legend of Apollo Cavern of Youth New War Order (being edited) Though I’ve acquired a lot of experience over the years, I learned the most when I began the Barcode Series. It’s not just because I have to keep information in my head for each story or because I have to make each book in the series more interesting, it’s because of two editors: Roxanne and Julia. Roxanne and I fit together…

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rewrite Writing 

The Art of The Rewrite

I saw a quote today that went something like, “If it feels like I’m writing, I rewrite.” That’s pretty sound advice. My last few chapters of Barcode: New War Order were “meh.” The story was being forced. The scenes had rough transitions and I was thinking for my characters. The end was within sight and I could’ve easily finished before diving into editing, but it wasn’t right. I decided to trash the manuscript and start from scratch. I kept a few bits and pieces, especially lengthy explanations, but the rest is toast….

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Barcode Front Cover Writing 

Barcode: New War Order Release

Currently, I’m still in the process of developing New War Order. However, I haven’t had time to write any chapters for a long time. For those that read other post, you may have known that I didn’t have a job after relocating to Southern California. I searched diligently and couldn’t find anything until recently. Now, I’m working at a real estate company doing the same thing I do here, blogging. I manage SEO and social media websites. My goal is to drive traffic to websites. Though I knew a little…

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Barcode Cavern of Youth Cover 2 Writing 

Concept Art for Barcode: Cavern of Youth

It’s in! The artwork for Barcode: Cavern of Youth is finally here. I was so excited when I saw the concepts for Barcode: Legend of Apollo. Initially I assumed I couldn’t be surprised twice, but it happened. I love going to my Facebook and seeing the number “1” on my messages. I always know who it’s from. My cover art designer sends me regular updates about her process and asks a lot of questions. She’s pretty busy and doesn’t have time to read the novels. Because of that, we type…

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