Wednesday, July 16, 2014

21 Day Sprint - Day 3

Another day working on the satire story featuring Bombo Dawson (see yesterday's post for a summary of this collaboration project with my friend Michael Bunker). Pretty productive morning - 2700 words in about 4 hours of writing (with short breaks every hour). The story is in three parts of about 7 to 8,000 words per section. Michael will expand it where needed and we'll publish it this fall as a long novella/short novel.

Again, I probably could have done more writing this afternoon, and I figure I might as well start doing that during this challenge if I'm going to be a full time writer. See, this 21 Day Sprint to the End of Summer is a kind of test for me to determine if I have the discipline to write every day and produce a finished work. If you read yesterday's account, you'll note that I have plenty of projects to keep me busy. My problem is sticking with one and finishing it.

On the other hand. I get bored easily and sometimes want to let some story ideas percolate. So while one book is sitting idle (percolating!), I may jump into another work. I feel that urge coming on tomorrow or the next day. But first, I want to finish this section of the Bombo story so I can be free to fiddle with another story.

In fact, I took a short break from Ma Tutt right before this 3 week challenge, having just completed an 8k word tale to begin the second novel in my Mack the Magical Cat Mystery series. I'd like to get that second book out in August, so I'm almost ready to jump back to life at Sugar Pine Station. :)

Thanks for reading. Word count update and tally below the fold.

Oh, and PS, I received an invitation by Lisa Godfrees, Christian author and blogger, to be interviewed. Look for that soon (next week, maybe). And if you missed it, here's a recent interview by Jeff Chapman, friend and writer. Appreciate your support. :)

Word count and genre of projects:
Day 1 - 3200 words (space western, horror)
Day 2 - 2400 words (satire/humor)
Day 3 - 2700 words
Total - 8300 words

Projects on Deck (those I know I'll be working on in the next few months):
+ Ma Tutt's Secret Spice (Book #2 of Cat Cozy)
+ period werewolf story with Jeff Chapman
+ spiritual suspense with Stoney M. Setzer
+ MG alt history with T. M. Hunter
+ space western with Dan Devine
+ thriller/mystery for Joe Konrath
+ YA paranormal with friend
+ cozy mystery with friend
+ a few others! lol

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