I hit 38K last night and had a lot of fun writing a scene from Beth’s POV as she shakes down an informant.
I revived the old Peel pub of my youth a little and I look forward to having it be a nice bit of scenery more and more in this story. I gave a little homage to my recently deceased friend and based the owner’s character after him. I think he would have been pleased to own the old Peel pub if he could have.
I plan to hit 40K and more by tonight, putting me very much on track to hitting 50K by Saturday midnight.
Stay tuned folks! Thank you for your continuing support.
Frank, when I read your blog, I had to see myself in your shoes when I was married with young children and not yet written my first novel. I wrote the first one at age 37. My 16th book (novels and non-fiction) is a kindle novel just up earlier this month. A second kindle novel goes up next month. You may be interested in my sharing of the writer’s life. Not a “how to” but anecdotes about the journey. And since you enjoy fantasy/science fiction, you will appreciate GRID, the new kindle book. Here’s my take on what our wives need to know about us.
Well thank you for the compliment! You’ve accomplished quite a lot from those beginnings and this is inspiring to me. I completed the first draft of Revenant in 2006 and am seriously revising it for sale now and working on something different also destined for attempted sales.
I’ve read your take (all 3 parts) and I really think you’ve hit the nail on the head. I consider myself lucky in that there is nothing that my wife would learn in reading those posts, though I think she would appreciate the prose.
I’ve already picked up GRID (I’m a Kindle junkie) I’m always up for something new and the description sounds interesting. What have been your experiences in the world of epublishing? Are you doing it all yourself? Has it been good or bad?
I ask because I’m also seriously considering the independent route, though I’d love to go through the Big 6 if I could.