Update on my Book in a Month Attempt
Hi all. Just updating my book in a month progress, so this is basically an update post. Since my latest book, Sons of War, is now available, I have spent considerable time attempting to spread the message through various channels across the internet. Writing the book is only half the battle.
I am also attempting to make good on my promise that the Owen Roader short story collection, the Bull from the Manzanillo, will be available by the end of the month. Originally published as 3 stand-alone short stories with 2 more coming soon, these short stories of about 8,000 to 10,000 words followed the action and comedic espionage of spy Owen Roader and his faithful dog Lupe.
The 5th short story is currently receiving a makeover, (as number 4 and 5 were never published) and then I simply need to complete the 6th bonus story that everyone will receive as an extra. The new price of all 5 Owen Roader stories plus the bonus will be $3.99. If purchased individually, this would have originally cost the reader $4.95, so you and I will both benefit from this change!
Now, the update on my attempt to write a book in a month. This is July of course, so 31 days. Completing 70,000 words in 31 days meant I had to average 2,258 words each day exactly over the course of the month. I had originally planned for 30 days, with a day to spare, but I have completely and utterly botched this attempt with all the things currently going on.
I have a commitment to the Owen Roader stories. I have Sons of War to promote. I’m changing jobs next week to something that will give me more flexibility and freedom to complete more writing and to perfect it. With all this said, my goal is 70,000, and I currently only have 33,467. This puts me at a deficit of 36,533 and I would need to knock out 5,219 words each day for the rest of this month in order to catch up.
This is not something that I feel I am capable of, but, I think it’s still a pretty good attempt at such a hurried project. It will likely need a great deal of editing and rewrites, but the story actually seems to be fairly good so far. There’s plenty of action and interesting characters, and now I just need to figure out how to resolve the initial issues my hero is faced with, as all good stories do.