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"James Lafond is a writer and boxing coach who until recently lived in the part of town in Baltimore where people hope they don't break down. He's written over a hundred books ranging from literary and social criticism, to novels, to boxing manuals, to charting his hometown's violent descent into the Third-World. He has lived in the belly of this monster and seen the ugly reality of its corruption first hand (as well as the occasional heroic attempt by some of its people to retain their dignity in defiance of it). However, other than for podcasters engaging in Wrong-Think who grasp the relevance of his work, the mainstream Right can't be bothered."
-Samuel Finlay, Author of Breakfast with the Dirt Cult
I am switching this worksheet to the Gaming page just so I can find it. I am adding the word count for each book in progress as I compile them from the site and back them up. 8/20/17
The answer is, man, I don't know.
So, as my favorite YouTuber, Varg would say, "Let's find out."
Actually, this may help my editor, Lynn and the proof readers, plan their various schedules. When it gets to the In Process of Publication list it's up to these three when it goes up for sale.
I will return to this and update it as books move up the composition ladder—I'm a boxing coach dude.
Started = 15
I have begun the book, perhaps even written a few chapters, but the work is currently dormant and mostly incomplete.
-Ye Scum of the Country
-Randy Bracken Goes to Hell [1,012]
-Norns of Aryas
-Shrouds of Aryas
-Drinking with a Gay Giraffe [outlined]
-Dread Dog Drooling [394 words]
-Night Manger [ 1,431 words] with Erique Watson]
-The Iron Harp [1,550 words]
-Dream Eater
-Bad Medicine
-Beyond the Pale [6,800 words]
-The Sardonyx Stone [1,940 words]
-Off Stand the Wolves [4,000]
-A Warrior Be [12,000 words]
In Progress = 2
I'm pecking away at this one, in no hurry. Check the tag for the last few posts to get an idea of the pace.
-Plantation America [18,351 words]
-Songs of Aryas [?]
Nearing Completion = 5
If I did no writing but work on this book, it would be done in a week. Listed I order of projected completion.
-The Thirteenth Tribe [17,734 words, Reading Between the Lines included]
-American Spartacus [28,192 words]
-The Filthy Few [collaboration with Sam]
-The Spiral Case [26,626]
-Beasts of Aryas [51,000 words]
Being Prepared for Publication = 50
Is being edited, proofed, the manuscript ritually balanced on a stripper's ass as she pours wine into my mouth...
When it disappears from here, find it at the link below.
-A Science-Haunted World [21,238 words]
-Unbowed 21,385 words
- Wytchfinder 22,859 words
-Afterdark at 18,465 words
-How God Saved Mars [19,567 words]
-Exodus Aryas
-The Giver [14,000 words]
-Advent America [143,000 words]
-Darksome Dawn [12,212 words]
-Solo Boxing [18,674 words]
-Eight-Minutes and Forty-Six Seconds [13,862 words]
-Harpy Haj [14,159 words]
-Emasculinity to Infinity [13,279 words]
-Anubis' Gate [21,166 words]
-Good Book Bad Boom [11,161 words]
-Shamdemic Survivor [13,355]
-In the Crease of Might [15,794]
-In the Shadow of Fright [18,054 words]
-In the Shallows of Night [19,191 words]
-Juan Stabone: Tao of the Last Good Cop [10,759 words]
-Might [63,617]
-Of the Midnight Sun [11,829 words]
-Morning: On the Overton Railroad [ 11,074 ]
-Dusk [44,864 words]
-Dark Kangdom [75,002 words]
-Night Song of the Nords [24,500]
-Sons of Aryas [117, 403 words]
-Ghost Snatcher [14,597 words]
-Sold [25,335 words]
-As Darkness Falls [45,771 words]
-Dark Age [78,463 words]
-Meat-Puppet Masquerade [62,696 words]
-American Dream Boat [13,276 words]
-Weak Devil [32,816 words]
-Confessor [11,832 words]
-Seven Moons Deep [67,235 words]
-Knuckleheads and Wonderboys and Weirdworkers [70,055 words ]
-On Combat [40,962]
-Of Fear and Night [27,319]
-WrongThink Sink [66,835 words]
-Within the Reduction Engine [38,111 words]
-Vagabond Mind [47,872 words]
-My Younger Self [26,618 words]
-Woke Devil [30,805 words]
-Why Grownups Suck [29,756 words] Vile Root included
-Harm City 2 Chicongo 1 [51,984 words]
-Winter in a Dying City [30,176 words]
-Honor among Men [18,911 words]
-This Island of Broken Men [47,099 words]
-Dawn: on the Overtone Railroad [35,804 words]
Books In Progress as of 12/31/19 =71
22 in writing progress and 25 in the publishing process.
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ScomoedeeJune 27, 2018 4:41 PM UTC

For readers who want to support recommend leaving positive reviews on Amazon. James is churning them out and every positive review helps the book gain a little more publicity.
SidVicFebruary 1, 2018 3:06 PM UTC

No worries. Maybe try something else on patreon based upon others successful applications of the site. For instance 50$, for 20 minutes discussions with you and lynn once a month. You could publish them as a podcast on your facebook page. You come off relatively good in that format as you have proved. I'm just spitballin, of course. Stay resilient, and cagey.
responds:February 1, 2018 7:59 PM UTC

I appreciate the feedback, SidVic.

I will probably let the patreon site remain as a place for pledges to be posted but not charged until I get a photo study or video of a research site and see about posting that on occasion to support my research. I'll collect a little for some of the books and travel expenses, maybe post a picture of a bus ticket to a plantation or burial ground or of a book I purchased. I'm still trying to figure out how I can use it to support the historical writing projects. I suppose it was conceived to support scripts and such, where the writing is not presented as a finished work in text form.

I appreciate the feedback as I've been totally lost trying to make sense of what patreon has suggested. I had better luck reading Greek at the Peabody than trying to make sense of social media platforming.

In the meantime, I set up a tag on this site, Plantation America, which links to it and I'll just post the text here.
SidVicFebruary 1, 2018 12:08 PM UTC

Paul, buy his books on amazon! He also has a patreon account, although that appears to be a hot mess currently. Nevertheless, you could easily become a patron of the arts. Some pretty classy, high flyin shit for guys like us!

Ahem, yes james appears to lack the instinct for self promotion. He also appears to repel money like garlic repels vampires. He needs a good (((manager))) although the lovely lynn has been helping him out alot.
responds:February 1, 2018 12:45 PM UTC


I'm really sorry about the patreon account. It is like pulling teeth just for me to get on the back end of that site. The site barred me access today when I tried to write this. It seems to be designed for images, video and audio, not text. The only thing I create is text and to place text on the patreon page requires a separate copy and paste for every line of a verse, every paragraph of narrative.

Imagine writing a novel on Face Book.

Thus far just doing what I have done with patreon has set me back creatively by about a book.

I really appreciate folks signing up and pledging, but I doubt if I will be charging on many of those pledges or posting any additional text on the patreon page.

15 minutes of trying to negotiate a technical computer hurdle takes as much mental energy for me as writing 7,000 words over 10 hours. I am not writing the second half of a novella today because I tried to make a patreon post and failed and my mind is now exhausted.
Paul BinghamOctober 23, 2017 9:00 AM UTC

How much do I have to pay to get more articles by James and less by the rest of these guys?
responds:October 23, 2017 10:02 AM UTC

I take that as a compliment, Paul.

Thank you.

My ratio of articles wanes when books are being wrapped up, of which I rarely post the last few chapters online. I'm wrapping up four just now.

However, this is frustrating for me. I outlined 37 articles, 13 on stick-fighting, 7 on masculinity, book reviews, etc., this past week, which I have not written yet.

What would help me at such points—and they are legion—is if a reader would point me in a certain direction. This energizes.

Towards this end, feel free, at any time, to assume managing editorial status and send in a comment or email suggesting—nigh, demanding—a subject you would like me to address, general or specific and I will do so.

For today, let me get to it and see what can be done.

As for payment, buying books or donating will do fine.

Best regards, James
guestApril 18, 2017 9:44 PM UTC

I don't see "write proper Wikipedia entry" on this list.

It's the first stop on the internet, you miss a beat not having one!

Maybe something for this Lynn fella to do? *nudge nudge*