Nick Woods, Book 4 is done! Now in editing and polishing phase.

Hey guys!

Hope everyone is doing well! I wanted to let everyone know that I finally finished the fourth Nick Woods book! (Working title: Nigerian Fire.)

I can’t tell you how difficult this one has been to write, and I think it was mostly due to internal anxiety I was placing on myself. The Nick Woods series has been selling so well that I’ve felt pressure to both finish the next one quickly (before everyone loses interest) and not write a dud, which would kill the series and certainly jeopardize my full-time writing career. (The Nick Woods series is probably 85 percent of my revenue.)

As my close friends know, I’ve been far more at ease writing the Detective Danny Acuff books the past eight months. They require far less research and I’m not scrambling trying to find a suitable foreign country to study, from which Nick Woods and his merry band of shooters can go hunting.

Nonetheless, I’ve finally managed to finish the fourth book in the Nick Woods series. I’m pretty pumped about it and feel like it’s one of the fastest moving books in the series to date.

For now though, it’s editing and polishing time, followed by some more editing and polishing. This is the part I struggle to enjoy, same as most writers I know. Once you’ve climbed the mountain and finished one, you just want it to be over so you can start another book.

But it’s the editing and polishing that takes a decent story and turns it into something that’s captivating, so Danah and I plan to really make this one sing. (In Book 3, we faced a production deadline because of our audio deal. Thankfully, we don’t have a pending deadline with this book, so the stress won’t be as high.)

At any rate, I’m rambling now, and droning on about small details that I’m certain you don’t care about. I’m also pretty sure most of you would rather me get back to editing so I can get it to you sooner.

Fair enough. : )

Thanks so much everyone for being such huge friends, fans, and supporters! Keep spreading the word about Nick Woods and I’ll work as hard as I can to get the fourth book in your hands quickly!

Here’s the book order for any of you that might have missed some of them, or to jog your memory as you’re spreading the word:

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Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell


Stan R. Mitchell, author and prior Marine, is best known for his Nick Woods Marine Sniper series, which has remained in the Top 100 on Amazon for more than three years. The series has also been picked up by for a multi-book audio deal. Additional works include a Western thriller, detective series, and World War II story.

12 thoughts on “Nick Woods, Book 4 is done! Now in editing and polishing phase.

  1. I know how hard you’ve worked on this, Stan. Congratulations! I’m sure enjoying Danny Acuff but will soon move on to finding out what all the hoopla is over Nick Woods. (Great reviews on the books!) Keep us posted on publication date, and I’ll be sure to tweet the new release for you!

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  2. This is so cool Stan. Good for you!

    I have found that just writing one book is nearly impossible, but you have multiple books based on two different characters. One of my friends always says that MARINE stands for “muscles are required, intelligence not essential.” That is not true in his case or yours. To be honest, I have never met a Marine that wasn’t super smart. Semper Fi!

    Maybe one day I will have book one in the bag.


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    1. Just like flying, Captain! lol

      Actually, I know nothing about flying, but if I need a pilot I’m calling you!

      Truthfully, my first book took me 12 years. I didn’t think I’d ever finish it. I’m guessing that’s probably where you are. (In fact, I had to lay it aside and pick up a simpler plot on a shorter book, just to get the confidence to finish it.)

      The great news is, once you beat that first one — no matter how long it takes — things just start to click better. I’m down to fiinishing books in about six months time now. (And with perfect conditions, I could probably do one in three months.)

      Just keep pushing and writing every chance you get. Remember, Churchill wrote books during WWII, merely writing a line or paragraph here and there. There’s always time. And it’s always worth the effort. : )


  3. Leatherneck!
    If you’d quit wasting your time with all that eating and sleeping stuff, you could turn these out a lot faster.
    Looking forward to seeing how much trouble Nick can get himself into (and out of) this time.
    Semper Fi,

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