How things started. 

Before I had a book or a blog or any of that stuff, I posted stories on Facebook.

And as you probably know, Facebook will occasionally bring up one of your old posts and ask if you would like to share an old memory. Those can be fun.

This was from January 2013. In August 2013 I put out my first book.

Friends who read my posts kept saying I should write a book. I didn’t think anybody would be interested and I wasn’t sure I had enough material anyway.

Just wanted to show you what my thought process was at the time. 


So I looked around online and tried to figure out how many pages – how many words, really – are in a novel, to see if I had enough material and also to see if I thought I’d even be able to come up with enough stuff to fill a book. 
From what I’ve seen, about 80,000 words make a book, sometimes more and sometimes less. So I went throuh and took a few of my Savvy Stories and tried to see how many words are in them; MS Word actually does a word count for you, so the two stories I selected, both kinda short, had about 1500 words each. 
Some quick math says 80,000 / 1,500 = 53 stories.
Yeah, I definitely have 53 stories. I probably have 53 already written, just not all fleshed out like they’ll need to be for a book. And fleshing them out is a lot of fun because I get to relive the moment.
Okay, I’ll do it.

Published by Dan Alatorre AUTHOR

USA Today bestselling author Dan Alatorre has 50+ titles published in more than 120 countries and over a dozen languages.

2 thoughts on “How things started. 

  1. Cool. I feel that if more people would simply try, they would find that they too, could write a book. Even if it was only to say that they did. Because, in reality, there are so many different types of books out there, you can’t hardly get it wrong. Look at you, you did it and now you are kicking butt and taking names!

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  2. Dan, you’re an inspiration, as always!! Those were my thoughts exactly when I wanted to turn my blog into a book- not enough material, who would want to read it etc. Thanks for doing it first!! Now I’m following in your footsteps. PS You write a book/week it seems. I’ll be doing no such thing. LOL.

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