Not so easy, this 70,000 words
Whoever is reading this blog, and I know some are because I keep track of my unique visitors, you know that I am trying to write an entire novel in just one month. In this case, July has 31 days, so this would be an entire book with at least 70,000 words in just 31 days or less.
Well, as of Thursday night, July 12th, I currently have only 21,377 words. I say only because at this stage in the game I would actually need 27,108 words in order to reach the end goal of 70,000 or more within my allotted time frame. This puts me behind by 5,731 words, an amount that for all intents and purposes will be very difficult to win back. This also means of course that I now need approximately 2,701 words per day to make up for my procrastination.
So what happened? What caused me to lose my edge in this fast-paced, type-frenzy competition? A great deal of personal issues. Now, I’m not one to overly indulge people with my personal life, especially when anyone can access this blog in seconds. I don’t even use facebook or twitter too much anymore. The only thing you should know is that I have now decided to put all my energy and focus into writing as a career instead of just a hobby.
I’ve blogged about this before, but basically only that I was shifting my priorities towards writing. I still had a job to do that was more important. Things have now changed. This entails a change of jobs, to one of a slower-paced variety and one in which I will have fewer hours. It is my intention to have a new book completed in each of the next six months.
My materials have already been in the works for some time now. These are not new projects I have just recently started, but rather, novels I have been working and building upon over the last couple of years. Sons of War is ready for an August release. My sci-fi fantasy novel should be next, in September. This Harry Armstrong novel I am attempting to write in the month of July should be edited and complete by October. November will see a compilation novel of short stories, as will December, and I should have the followup to Sons of War completed by January. And if I’m lucky, a followup to Space Punk after that.
Wow. Looks like a busy schedule. See you around.