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  • UPDATE on my new novel: It’s done.

    Posted by Dr. ARUDOU, Debito on February 23rd, 2011

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    Hi Blog.  This is just an update to tell you that after two weeks of intensive writing and revising, I have successfully written my first novel.

    What’s it about?  Well, right now, about 141 pages.

    Sorry, old joke zone.

    No, actually it’s about child abductions in Japan.

    I’ve already sent out a preliminary draft to several readers to for some feedback.  Once that’s back in, I think I should have the book on sale sometime in March.

    More information as it comes available!  Thanks you for reading!  Arudou Debito

    8 Responses to “UPDATE on my new novel: It’s done.”

    1. wes Says:


    2. Allen Says:

      WOAH?! That was fast! Will you still be gone till april? If you do, that’s fine, as I’d imagine one would need a break after those two weeks. Nice to hear a update. Thanks for writing.

    3. dave Says:

      looking forward to this, especially as my dissertation subject is about child abductions

    4. jonholmes Says:

      Excellent work. I m really hoping this contributes to the end of the Nihon Rachi Mondai.

    5. Npritt Says:

      Wow can’t wait to get you new book! Always enlightening.

    6. john k Says:

      wow..thats quick…for publishing that is.
      I’ve had to go through a detailed peer review of my synopsis and many other hurdles first for my book..

      Good luck with your book

    7. PKU Says:

      That’s excellent Debito! Ganbatte!

    8. Steve Chilbert Says:

      Well, the synopsis grabbed my attention! I’m looking forward to reading it. I’ll need to get my copy to you so you can sign it…I can’t have the book of one of my oldest friends without having it autographed you know.

      — Happy and honored to oblige. Wilco, Steve!

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