Starting a Third Novel
Yup, I wanted to write three novels this month, but finished two and started a third. I hope to have ten new books done by the end of the year. Two down, eight to go.
Got out of here way to early before 1 p.m. to meet the Charter cable guy at the office. And he showed up on time. Holy crap.
Meetings the rest of the afternoon at WMG offices, then some work on Smith’s Monthly and other stuff, including a bunch of e-mail before cooking dinner.
News and a little television, then off to take a nap. Exhausted from getting up so early.
Staggered up from the nap around 11 p.m. and Kris and I went to watch some more television.
Then I got in here and started writing on the new novel. I decided to do another Seeders Universe novel. In the last book, I had three big mother ships. One was called Star Mist, one was called Star Rain, and the third was Star Fall. All hold over a million people. My point of view characters are the leaders of the ship. Last book happened on Star Mist.
Big, big galaxy-spanning space opera. Fun.
So last book was Star Mist, this new book Star Rain. Might do a third one called Star Fall if this one works out. Not a clue as normal where this book is going. Nothing.
Wrote two sessions, one was 1,250 words and the other after a short break was 1,300 words. Great start on the book.
Then at 2:30 a.m. I switched over to working on the serial novel Easy Shot that has been going in Smith’s Monthly every month. I did just at 1,000 words to get that ready to put in #24.
Then I wrote an introduction to Smith’s Monthly #24 of 700 words.
Then I spent the next hour putting the entire issue together and sending it off to WMG Publishing for proofing.
So 3,550 of fiction and 700 words non-fiction.
CAT UPDATE TONIGHT
About an hour ago I was heading from my office to the kitchen and a white cat looked up and saw me and headed for their room down the hall.
Those few seconds are the most I have seen of any of the white cats at any give point since the vet appointment six weeks ago. But at least the cats are now out and exploring.
Subscribers got Smith’s Monthly#23 today and the paper should be shipping in a few days. Patreon folks, you will get it tomorrow or Friday. Again, thanks for the support.
TOPIC OF THE NIGHT: The Month’s Challenge
I wrote two full novels this month. And tonight started a third one.
My challenge is to do ten novels before the end of the year. Still on track, for the most part. And damn happy after that rough start at the beginning of the month to get two novels done.
So in this thirty day month, I wrote 106,200 words of fiction and not counting answers on comments sections of blogs, my total word count was 155,600 words for the month.
For those looking at Pulp Speed, 155,600 words is over 1,800,000 words if I kept it up for a year, which is Pulp Speed 5. (Possible, but in a year at that pace and Scotty would be screaming at the Captain about how “She can’t be takin’ na more, Capt’n.”)
The fiction at 106,200 words (if kept up for a year) would be over 1,200,000 words, which is Pulp Speed 2. (That is possible every month for a year, as many of you watched.)
So a good distance this last month above Pulp Speed (1 million words a year pace or about 84,000 words per month is Pulp Speed.)
I also did eleven book covers.
The Writing of STAR RAIN: A SEEDERS UNIVERSE NOVEL
Day 1…. 2,550 words. Total words so far… 2,550 words.
Totals For Year 3, Month 2, Day 30
Writing in Public blog streak… Day 780
— Daily Fiction: 3,550 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 106,200 words
— Nonfiction: 700 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 700 words
— Blog Posts: 800 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 22,850 words
— E-mail: 13 e-mails. Approx. 600 original words. E-mails month-to date: 581 e-mails. Approx. 26,100 words
— Covers Designed and Finished: 1. Covers finished month-to-date: 11 Covers
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