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Two and a half years of indie publishing

Posted by DJ Chamberlain on Saturday, January 7, 2017, In : Update 

It’s been a couple of years since I last posted here but I haven’t been idle. Most of my efforts have been dedicated to getting new books out and to developing the BSB site. At present, I have four books for sale on Amazon. There are a number of others on my hard drive awaiting edits. There was a fifth book available, The Cult, which has been unpublished. Read on to find out why.

It has been an amazing couple of years. So much has happened. So much has changed. In 2014 I was desperate for ...


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Publishing

Posted by Derek Chamberlain on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, In : Update 
So, this has been an exciting couple of days. My book came out on August 15 and then I started looking at other ways to make it more accessible. I went to Createspace and am in the process of getting a print version done (the proof is in the mail). And, just recently, I discovered a way in which I might be able to get an audio version up on Amazon too.

All of that is just to make the ebook more visible though, and to make it more appealing as a buy. I don't expect print or audio sales (if I ma...

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The Ride

Posted by Derek Chamberlain on Monday, July 14, 2014, In : Update 

This is a bit of an update. I haven’t been posting a lot recently because I’ve been working my butt off getting words down. I’ve been putting in eighteen hour days for pretty much the last two months. Not all of that was writing, of course, I still have my day jobs, but every minute I wasn’t at those, my butt was in my chair and my fingers were dancing on the keyboard, or drumming beside it. [Grin] 

As long-time followers will know, I’ve been a part of the Magic Spreadsheet for abou...


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200 Days

Posted by Derek Chamberlain on Sunday, August 11, 2013, In : Update 

I’ve mentioned the Magic Spreadsheet several times over the course of the last several months. If you want to know what I’m talking about, go and check out Homecoming, the first post where I explain it.


I’ve passed several milestones in my writing recently. This week I got my (metaphorical) coin for 200th consecutive day of writing more than 250 words a day. (My average is actually in the neighbourhood of 1800 words a day.) This week I also passed the 375,000 word mark which means that...


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Camp NaNoWriMo

Posted by Derek Chamberlain on Saturday, July 20, 2013, In : Update 

Just to warn everyone, the first part of this rather long post is where I talk about the emotional roller coaster of the last couple of months and has very little to do with actual writing and a lot more to do with how life intrudes on the writer. The discussion about writing starts after the pretty red asterisks.


I’ve been silent for the last month or so, but I’ve a good excuse. I’ve actually written a couple of posts, I just haven’t gotten around to putting them up because I’ve b...


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Homecoming

Posted by Derek Chamberlain on Thursday, February 7, 2013, In : Update 

It has been a little over six months since my last post and this is just a quick update on what’s been happening with my writing.


In July I wrote over 60,000 words, almost double my largest count from earlier in the year. Then in August I wrote almost 104,000 words but almost two-thirds of that was research with only 39,000 being new story-text. In September my research total dropped to just over 3,000, from 63,000, but my new story-text total remained fairly steady at 35,000 words. I also...


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Apologies & Updates

Posted by Derek Chamberlain on Thursday, July 19, 2012, In : Update 
I have been absent from this site for a couple of months, for which my sincerest apologies. By way of explanation, I herniated a disc in my lower back in April and was unable to do anything, let alone keep up my blog. 

At around the same time I discovered that my big plans for a site dedicated to listing the various genre markets was superfluous as there is already a site that does this better than I would be able to at present. (Duotrope) I was also getting incredibly discouraged about where ...

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I'm a writer, editor, indie publisher, and dedicated Magic Spreadsheet user. Originally from Adelaide, Australia, I've been living in Japan since 1995. I've had a life-long interest in writing and in speculative fiction. My first book was published in mid-2014.
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