A Writer’s Log – Post 7: Sticking with it

Number of words today: 0 Number of lifetime words: 2195000 Published Volume 15 of 2002 Lesser Known Tales. Spent the day proofreading it and designing a cover for it. The book is now under review with Amazon; should be available for purchase in a few hours. I’ve been thinking about yesterday’s post. Had a chat with […]

A Writer’s Log – Post 6: Fatigue

Number of words today: 6000 Number of lifetime words: 2195000 Two stories (1000 words) away from finishing Volume 15 of 2002 Lesser Known Tales. All going well, I should be publishing it tomorrow, and it should be ready for purchase the day after. (As a writer who got his break in traditional publishing, whose first book […]

A Writer’s Log – Post 5: Numbers

Number of words today: 5000 Number of lifetime words: 2189000 Good writing day, but the words took longer than they should, and consequently I am more tired than I should be. Kept interrupting myself every hour or so to check book sales. Roughly, this is what I did: Hit Refresh on the browser. Note the number […]

A Writer’s Log – Post 4: Infinity War

Writing . Number of words today: 1000 Number of lifetime words: 2184000 Was a light day writing-wise. I had to write a thousand words to stay on target with the deadline for Volume 15. After doing them, just couldn’t summon up the will power to keep going. Whoever said a task always expands to fit the […]

A Writer’s Log – Post 3: Rejection

Writing . Number of words today: 6000 Number of lifetime words: 2183000 Difficult day psychologically because it began with rejection. A publishing house that has published many of my previous novels just told me – after sitting for five months on a submission – that they were ‘making changes to our list right now, and unfortunately we […]

A Writer’s Log – Post 2: The Truth of an Affirmation

Writing . Number of words today: 6000 Number of lifetime words: 2177300 Made a start on Volume 15 of 2002 Lesser Known Tales. Satisfactory day. In three two-hour sittings, managed to write twelve stories out of the fifty that will go into the volume. At 500 words a pop, the total word count for the day is […]

A Writer’s Log – Post 1: Is there a Point?

Writing Number of words today: 0 Number of lifetime words: 2171300 Had to do at least 2500 words today, to start on Volume 15 of 2002 Lesser Known Tales. But a combination of mental factors fell in the way. The biggest of them is fear: that after I finish the forty volumes of Lesser Known […]

A Writer’s Log – Post Zero : How we Spend our Days

Annie Dillard said, ‘How we spend our days is how we spend our lives.’ I don’t know about you, but there is always a marked difference between how I would like my day to go, and how it actually goes. First, the ideal: three hours of writing, two hours of reading, one hour of email-checking. […]