My name is Mike Pettit, Author,Writer, Novelist, Scribe, whatever. My alter egos, John Locke, Jack Marsh, Damian Wolf, Kimo Kanoa, and their pals live in my head 24/7, non-stop. They are like tracer rounds ricocheting around my brain. I know there are other like me out in the cyber world going though the same thing.

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010


I just finished with Book #4 in the JOHN LOCKE THRILLER series, JUNGLE RULES. The last three chapters were tough to get through just to bring everything together. I did a fast edit on WORD and burned off a copy to read. When I write, I usually don't go back and reread as I go along. I know the main plot, characters, sub plots...etc, but until I read the final, I'm never quite sure if it is as good as I think it is going to be. Am I the only one that works that way? I always work to get the words down as they burn through my imagination, not even worrying about spelling or punctuation at that point...just get the words down on the pages. I know when I'm on a good run when my fingers are running about a mile behind my mind.
What are other techniques that can be used. The speed writing is fun, but cleaning it up afterwords is a chore. The first thing I plan to do when I win the LOTTO is hire an editor in-chief.

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