As any of you folks who have been following my progress you know that I am attempting to write a 50,000 word novel in the month of July.
That isn’t all that unbelievable. I know a lot of writers who do this sort of thing. In the indie writing world it is an ASSET to be able to write quickly – just so long as you aren’t just pumping out crap.
So I am not going to pretend that I am breaking some sort of a Guinness world record in novel writing here. In fact, I wrote faster many years ago when I took part in the 3-Day Writing Contest in which I wrote a 30,000 word novella in three days flat. My wife kept me fed and supplied with strong black coffee and proof-read and edited each chapter as I wrote them.
However, this is the fastest that I have written in the last year – and that is very important to me. I was getting bogged down and letting life’s stress get in my way.
This month I intend to break that habit and get myself geared up for future books that I intend to write.
I have published over thirty e-books in the last couple of years. They are available at Kindle and Kobo and I sell maybe one copy a day – which just isn’t enough. I want to turn these e-books into a good side-income because I have bills to pay and I am hungry for new readers. I have been trying a lot of approaches but I have decided that I first need to teach myself how to write more productively and then once I have created a steady flow of my products – that is my e-books – I intend to begin trying to figure out a more productive way of promoting them.
So – for me my goal this year is improved production.
Next year my goal will be improved promotional techniques.
Which is why I am writing at Camp NaNoWriMo.
Still, I am surprised when I hear some of the NaNoWriMo writers that I have met saying “I CAN’T” about some of the writing they are trying to do.
My wife and I both really enjoy watching America Ninja Warrior on television.
I just watched this fellow compete – several months after breaking BOTH of his ankles and severing BOTH of his Achilles tendons in a gymnastic incident. Don’t try and tell me that gymnastics isn’t tough.
Take a look at this guy’s recovery and think about it the very next time you say “I CAN’T!”
Never say I can’t!
Today I wrote 1700 words on my novel – only 100 words past the quota – but I still have some writing time left this afternoon.
I am currently at the 21,700 word mark. That’s the result of nine days of dedicated writing and is an average of 2400 words a day.
I would like to do better.
And you know what?
yours in storytelling,
Kudos to you! 30 e-books! Are they all full novels or are some of them novella’s. I have to write two books that I wrote screenplays for already. I will make them shorts though since my goal is to have the film out one day. I am doing okay with my nano. My goal was 35k, but I think I will pass that once it’s all said and done. Thanks for the motivation!
A mixture of both novels, novellas and collections.
Here’s the listing for my books on Kobo.
And here is the listing on Kindle.
30 eBooks! That’s incredibly impressive. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that you’ve got productivity down to an art by this point 😀 Also, I totally forgot that Camp NaNo was on this month, so thanks for reminding me, lol. Happy writing!