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Writing progress for June:
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As of today, the book is at about 65,000 words; it's now the second-longest novel I've written. Onward!

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Good writing progress in May:
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As promised, Defender Chronicles Vol. 1 is available:
The ebook collection of the first 10 Defender stories is now available: Allan began life poor, and knowing that magic was the stuff of ancient legends. One day he discovers that the magic never went away, and that he has th...
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Here's the Smashwords link to the new Defender collection:
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/620802
Allan began life poor, and knowing that magic was the stuff of ancient legends. One day he discovers that the magic never went away, and that he has the gift of using magic. H...
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Finished the novel this morning; 85,000 words. It's now the longest novel I've written. Since I don't have an new story on deck, I'll do some formatting for the future until I think up something new to write.
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Something good for today: friend & author Makayla Yokley answers three questions at my blog:
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As of today, the current project is over 55,000 words and 200 pages, and it's still a ways from completion. This is now the longest book I've written in several years.
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New blog post about the latest Defender series releases:
http://robertlcollins.blogspot.com/2016/04/tales-of-defender-volume-4.html
The fourth print volume of Defender stories is now out. Here's what's inside: Allan began life poor, and knowing that magic was the stuff of ancient legends. One day he discovers that the magic never went away, and that he ...
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Robert Collins lives in Kansas, and writes science fiction and fantasy. He's written novels, novellas, and short stories, and has series and stand-alone works. He hopes you'll buy and enjoy his writing so that one day he can move into a tiny house.
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Writing Stats for June 2016
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Here's an update on how much I'm writing this year. The first part of June was a good month for writing, then I came to the end of the novel

Three Questions with Makayla Yokley
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As I don't have any new books coming out over the summer, I thought I'd do some special posts. Here's the first one, featuring my friend and

Writing Stats for May 2016
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Here's the latest update on how much I'm writing this year. The new story idea has me working. I missed a few sessions, and a day or two, to

The Defender Chronicles: Volume 1
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The ebook collection of the first 10 Defender stories is now available: Allan began life poor, and knowing that magic was the stuff of ancie

Writing Stats for April 2016
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Here's the latest post about how much I'm writing this year. April was an odd month for me. I got one story finished early in the month. I w

Writing Stats for March 2016
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Here's the monthly post about how much I'm writing. March was a pretty good month for me, except for the part about my allergies acting up a

Tales of the Defender: Volume 3
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The next print volume of the Defender series is out: Allan began life poor, and knowing that magic was the stuff of ancient legends. One day

Writing Stats for February 2016
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Here's the second post on how much I'm writing this year. February seemed to go about as well as January did, with one exception. I had to s

Slowing Down the Schedule
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You may have noticed that this post isn't telling you what I have out this month. That's because I don't have anything coming out this month

Writing Stats for January 2016
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It's a month into the new year, so time for a new series of reports on how much I've been writing. I've started 2016 on a roll. Every day I'

Lessons in calendars
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As I noted in this post, I recently digitized my writing calendars. I used to print them out and save them, so I'd know how much I wrote the

A Story From Richland
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I have a new novella out, A Story From Richland; here's what it's about: One day a stranger appears in the village of Richland on the planet

Writing Stats for December 2015
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Here's the last post regarding my writing output for 2015. December felt productive. There were some interruptions, such as errands, and an

Cord-cutting (& Music) Revisited
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It's been something like a year since I posted my thoughts about whether or not I could cut the cable cord. One of the considerations was my

The Defender: The Black Ghost
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The latest work in The Defender series is now out, The Defender: The Black Ghost. Word has reached Crown’s Hold of a dangerous new outlaw, “

Writing Stats for October 2015
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Here's the latest update about how much I've written. October was an odd month for me. I lost some writing sessions due to a convention, mai

You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)
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For my 50th birthday I bought myself three books (as ebooks). One was Felicia Day's new memoir, You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost).

Willow Hill
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I'm taking my first foray into Steampunk with my new novel, Willow Hill. Here's what it's about: Andrew Manson has traveled to Pensacola, Fl

Writing Stats for September 2015
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Here's the tenth post of the year, reporting on how much I wrote. I felt pretty productive the first half of the month. The second half was

The Defender: The Witch Lands
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The latest story in the Defender series, The Witch Lands, is now out. Here's the blurb: Prince George has the ability to use magic, just as