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Ah, my writing habits. I remember the good old days when I had them. I was a very self-disciplined guy once upon a time, mainly because I had to be. I had a full-time job as the chair of the Division of English and Fine Arts at Alvin Community College, so I could write only in what I laughingly referred to as my "spare time," that is, the time not spent teaching class, holding office hours, going to meetings, and grading papers. Not to mention having a family life. Mainly that meant writing after seven in the evenings, and that’s what I did for many years. Somehow I managed to produce fifty or sixty novels between the publication of the first Sheriff Dan Rhodes book in 1985 and my retirement from the college in 2002. That’s a lot of books per year, but I was an English major, so you’ll have to do the math on your own if you want to know what the average is. My lack of math skills also explains why I don’t know exactly how many books I wrote. I’m not the kind to keep track. For all I know, it might have been more.