So far, so good… since beginning to actually keep track of my writing this past Tuesday (October 1st) I’m over 7,000 words on the week with two days left to write. My weekly goal is only 10,000 words, so 2,000 words a day with two days off to concentrate on marketing, e-mails, Red Sox baseball and maybe even talk to other humans is the way to go. If I write a bit on my off days (like I did on Friday, hitting 674 words in about a half an hour of writing) I’ll be fine.
Yesterday was my daughter Katelynn’s 13th birthday and we celebrated with the Festival of Bacon in Orlando and then dinner at Kan-Ki Japanese steakhouse for her. No writing. Today, while she is out shopping with Special Gal I’ll be hitting my 2,000 word goal. And then hitting it again tomorrow, so hopefully getting over 11,000 words in my first tracked week.
What will I be writing? Here’s going to be the challenge and the fun…
In November I am definitely going to write the first draft of Dying Days 4 but it will only be about 35-45,000 words, so that won’t be a problem. I’ll write a few other things in there as well and write 7 days a week for the month. I’m excited to get back into the zombie series and I hope my readers will be, too.
The problem will be having only 4 weeks left to write in October to finish a bunch of projects I have deadlines for:
1. Flagler Fish Company Parts 2 – 5 in the Flagler Beach Fiction Series (20k)
2. Nerdz Comics And More Parts 1 and 2 in the Flagler Beach Fiction Series (10k)
3. Dying Days: Origins finish (10k)
4. “Evil,” the fifth and final part of the Keyport Cthulhu series (5.5k)
So, about 45,500 words in 4 weeks… easy, right? An extra 10 percent and I do it. And all of these will then go to beta readers and editors and see the light of day very soon… as well as everything else currently in the pipeline with readers and editors.
How will I do?