Go, Dan, Go! (Part 1)

Featured Image -- 72779I would never ask you guys to do something I wouldn’t do.

Okay, I might.

But not about this.

You guys are supposed to be writing a story – a short story or part of a bigger novel, whatever – for the writing contest and anthology.

So I wrote one.

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Your amazing piece of writing could be the one to take the top prize and be published in in our horror anthology called “VOODOO.”


(Okay, I’m back – but you should totally enter that writing contest!)

In one day I wrote 4200 words of what I think is a pretty good short story.

But this is not about me bragging.

Okay, a little.

last year’s cool anthology

This is about YOU being able to create a great story yourself, and send it in to get into our contest and subsequent anthology.


Meanwhile, I’ve been supposed to be writing this murder mystery for a collection of whole books for a different anthology.

So I decided since it was almost due, I’d better start.


Here’s my progress so far:

chapter word count
x 4201 short story for Voodoo July 1, all 4k
1 2142 July 2, 2018
2 1592 July 2, 2018
3 2233 July 3, 2018
4 2882 July 4, 2018
5 1801 July 5, 2018
6 1922 July 6, 2018
7 1335 July 6, 2018
8 1383 July 7, 2018
9 1539 July 7, 2018
10 1797 July 8, 2018


I have about 18,626 words of the story written, and I want it to come in around 65k, so I’m about 29% of the way done, with about 29% of the month of July gone (as of when I created this blog post, which was the morning of July 10). What do you think?

Right on track! Not bad!

And who knows, I might get on a streak.


The thing is, this is going to be a whole book, in an anthology with a bunch of other whole books. Like 25 or more.

If you want to preorder the whole book anthology, it’s called Death and Damages and it’s on sale in preorder for $0.99 right now. My book alone is worth that! This thing is a steal!

Order your copy today and I’ll post periodically about my progress.

Feel free to cheer me on and to enjoy Death And Damages when in gets released!

Published by Dan Alatorre AUTHOR

International bestselling author Dan Alatorre has 17 titles published in over a dozen languages. From Romance in Poggibonsi to action and adventure in the sci-fi thriller The Navigators, to comedies like Night Of The Colonoscopy: A Horror Story (Sort Of) and the heartwarming and humorous anecdotes about parenting in the popular Savvy Stories series, his knack for surprising audiences and making you laugh or cry - or hang onto the edge of your seat - has been enjoyed by audiences around the world. And you are guaranteed to get a page turner every time. “That’s my style,” Dan says. “Grab you on page one and then send you on a roller coaster ride, regardless of the story or genre.” Readers agree, making his string of #1 bestsellers popular across the globe. He will make you chuckle or shed tears, sometimes on the same page. His novels always contain twists and turns, and his nonfiction will stay in your heart forever. Dan resides in the Tampa area with his wife and daughter. You can find him blogging away almost every day on www.DanAlatorre or watch his hilarious YouTube show every week Writers Off Task With Friends. Dan’s marketing book 25 eBook Marketing Tips You Wish You Knew has been a valuable tool for new authors (it’s free if you subscribe to his newsletter) and his dedication to helping other authors is evident in his helpful blog.

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