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Ground Effect (Kabrakan/Antithesis Day 745)

Spring is here! Spring is here! Tom Lehrer’s singing of skittles and beer!

Okay, so it’s not springtime yet, but the last few days have seen some remarkably spring-y weather, which is a fantastic mood-lifter here in the Pacific Northwest. I’m now deep into recording the audiobook for the soon-to-be-released Tales of a Lombard Alchemist and, after that, I’ll be doing The Briggs Defection, so that the audiobooks will be available somewhere close to the same date that the paper and ebooks are.

Even better, progress on the book is really picking up. The glider is in the air, and I’m flying (with only a little bit of a wobble beneath the wings). I’ve started putting 4k+ to bed every day, and each day is trending upwards. At this rate, I oughta finish this book in a week or two, and then it’s off to the proofreaders.

Here’s the current state of play:

78,421 / 120,000 words

About the author

After a childhood in academia, J. Daniel Sawyer declared his independence by dropping out of high school and setting off on a series of adventures in the bowels of the film industry, the venture capital culture of silicon valley, surfing safaris, bohemians, burners, historians, theologians, adventurers, climbers, drug dealers, gangbangers, and inventors before his past finally caught up to him.

Trapped in a world bookended by one wall falling in Berlin and other walls going up around suburbia and along national borders throughout the world, he rediscovered his deep love of history and, with it, and obsession with predicting the future as it grew aggressively out of the past.

To date, this obsession has yielded over thirty books and innumerable short stories, the occasional short film, nearly a dozen podcasts stretching over a decade and a half, and a career creating novels and audiobooks exploring the world through the lens of his own peculiar madness, in the depths of his own private forest in a rural exile, where he uses the quiet to write, walk on the beach, and manage a production company that brings innovative stories to the ears of audiences across the world.
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