Dennis Coslett

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Old Wounds

The most recent draft of Old Wounds is done. I have been working on this novel for several years, because I can't decide what to do with it, which is probably a sign right there.

My main issue is that I think there is good stuff in it, but I'm not certain how much of it is good and how much not.

This is why I have had such a problem over the last several years of writing this thing. I can't decide if I want to write a full-length novel, or cut it back and make a novella of it. I change my mind frequently, sometimes weekly, sometimes more often than that.

I think I may be too close to it to decide. So, I am going to let the book sit for at least a month, possibly more, then give it a light going over, just to get to the 50000 word mark, as I am currently just shy of 49400, and then I am going to find some beta-readers, who will have their work cut out for them.

In the meantime, I am thinking about a thriller idea I had some time ago called, tentatively, The Pursuit of Kelly Clark. I may dust this idea off and finish the outline, then write it.

Of course, this will probably all change next week.

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About me: I have been writing since the early 1980s, ever since discovering a passion for writing during my senior year in High School. My completed writings include novels, short stories, and newspaper articles. I have completed four novels in that time, and have partially completed two others. I have had little success in finding an agent or a publisher for any of my novels, and have recently taken my efforts online. During the years that I have been writing, I have also served my country as a member of the United States Army's Judge Advocate General's Corps. In the last five years, I have been deployed to Army bases in Iraq, Kansas, and Virginia.

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