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Fake is for real

My work-in-progress Fake — a rewrite of a 2009 attempt at an art-crime mystery — now has a beginning, middle and end all in the same file.

I hesitate to call it “finished,” because it’s a long way from that, but I now have a completed draft. It’s way overweight at 105,000 words and 374 manuscript pages, but it’s possible to read all the way through. I started this rewrite in January of last year; now the first step is finally over.

I still don’t know what the real title will be (there are seven books titled Fake in the first two Amazon search pages) or what I’ll do with it, but at least now I can take a short break and let this thing marinate. Stay tuned.