12 Books in 12 Months

writing books and blogging about it



The Author’s Triumphal Return is Nigh

Right now I am probably trying to roll up a tent and put it away in a field full of mud.  I hope your Monday morning is full of similar delights.  Particularly if you work in an office.

To get you through the day, I suggest you have a look at the following.

Hecklerspray (the UK’s foremost sarky gossip website)

Chapter One – a five minute reading from Book 5 (that was the fantasy one about the wizard sheep)

Not-Quite-Half-Way Evaluation

Last night at around 11.15pm I decided that it was time to call it quits on book five and get myself some sleep.  I battered out a few paragraphs to remind myself what I wanted the last couple of chapters to entail, and set about organising my packed lunch for work.  Tuna salad, for those who are nosey about such things…

The word count stands at 30323, and I think it’ll end end up around 36,000 by the time the first draft is finished.  This means that overall this year, I’ve written 165,585 words of fiction across 151 days.  That averages out at 1096.6 words per day, although there have been days when I haven’t written anything at all, and a few when I’ve done 10k in one go.  Averages, dear reader, are relative.

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