Here’s where I am so far.
Marvel at my wordiness!
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, as I’ve mentioned a few times, and I started another project I’m keeping you up to date on, more or less.
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(Okay, I’m back. Seriously, you should totally enter that writing contest! I would. Probably.)
I’ve been writing a murder mystery for a collection of whole books for a different anthology.
So I decided since it was almost due, I’d better start.
I wrote my 4000 word short story for VOODOO on July first, then on July 2nd, I started the murder mystery I was supposed to be doing all summer.
Here’s my progress so far:
|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||1810||July 8, 2018|
|11||1704||July 11, 2018|
|12||2632||July 12, 2018|
|13||2191||July 13, 2018|
|14||3510||July 15, 2018|
|15||1341||July 15, 2018|
|16||428||July 15, 2018|
|17||1171||July 18, 2018|
|18||1670||July 19, 2018|
|19||1055||July 19, 2018|
|20||1966||July 20, 2018|
|21||1194||July 21, 2018|
|22||1193||July 22, 2018|
That’s all words written in July so far, and I plan on writing the whole thing before midnight July 31st. I have to average about 2400 words per day between now and then to finish on time.
CAN I DO IT???
Subtotal for the murder mystery: 38,694
Total for July is that plus the 4k short story, so 42,895. I’m a little impressed with myself, I’ll admit it.
The plan is to get this story all written in July.
And to have it be
(A) a quality story, not just 65k of words (so far so good there, as per my critique partner), and
(B) have it be a real page turner
We’ll see how it turns out. But I feel confident so far. (There are some amazing surprises in it.)
With 65% of the month gone, I have 60% of the story finished (as of Sunday morning July 22, 2018). I got a little behind when that Young Authors Camp was going on here all last week.
This is going to be where my story ends up: a whole new book by ME, in an massive anthology with a bunch of other whole books. Like 25 or more.
It’s called alled 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.
Cheer me on! I need the encouragement!
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