Go, Dan, Go! (Part 5)

Featured Image -- 72779How far along am I in my murder mystery story that is  almost due?

Here’s how far.

(as of 3:30pm July 28)

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.

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Here’s my progress:

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
23 2077 July 22, 2018
24 1914 July 23, 2018
25 662 July 23, 2018
26 726 July 23, 2018
27 1571 July 23, 2018
28 4266 July 24, 2018
29 1850 July 25, 2018
30 809 July 26, 2018
31 1882 July 26, 2018
32 1350 July 27, 2018
33 1788 July 27, 2018

THAT’S A WHOPPING 57,589 words written in July for this story (and 61,790 overall in July).


This story is TOTALLY gonna get written this month.

The goal is to write the whole story in July AND 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


And as of yesterday, I have completed the MAIN story!

In this book, there are two stories that parallel each other, so one just got finished.

Uh oh! If ONE is done and there are TWO, does that mean you’re only halfway???

NO. The story I wrote is the much bigger one; the other one is started and intersplices between the big one. So I’d say I’m about 75% or 80% finished.

But… almost 90% of the month is gone!

Yep. I’m a little behind. It’ll be close.



(and let me know if you do!) 



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.

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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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