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Sam stood up angrily; his eyes vicious.

“You can’t fucking do this!” he shouted. “We’ve been starving, dying of thirst and avoiding disease! My goddamn arms have been practically blistering from whatever the fuck kind of God forsaken disease I have and I’m not taking this shit! I’ m fucking done! I’m fucking over it! I’m not going to fucking-” he cried. His rage turned to terror. 

“Fuck! Someone get some water! My fucking arms are on fire!” There was nothing there. He stretched his lanky arms out and shook them vigorously, his face contorting grotesquely. Rob’s head pounded harder. He was about collapse.

As Rob stared on in shock, he saw a glow.

A flame a sparked. 

Then another.

A crackling ensued and a calmness took the breath of all in the room. Before Rob could process anything, Sam’s arms were engulfed.

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Some Progress

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Well, the purpose of a blog is to be honest, right? Not to garner attention from as many strangers as possible. At least, that is how I look at it.

I’ve slacked off on my book, but I still intend on making a complete product in 85 days. It’s rough writing for a living and writing on the side, but it can be done. It will be done. Time to finish this writing project. It’s boring as anything I’ve ever done, but a job is a job.

Book Progress Post 1

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My Book Specs

  • 4,866 words so far
  • An outline that isn’t extremely detailed, but detailed enough
  • Good feeling of the characters and events already
  • Historical science fiction (does that exist? certainly)
  • Undecided about one character

No Matter What

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It’s time to crack down on this novel writing business. I refuse to be one of those people who sits idly, staring away at their computer screen tweeting and surfing the web.

I will have a published book within two years. I will have my manuscript beautifully mastered within a year. I will make a commitment to make writing my novel like a part time job – I will write at least 1,000 words a day, and I will “take time off” where needed, and as i would do with a regular job. I hope to get my book up to 85,000 words. This means, in no more than 85 days, I have will have a fully written manuscript. Then I shall proceed with the fine tuning and editing – I don’t want an editor to have to do too much work. I know how much of a struggle that can be.

In a year, or less, or roughly, I will be able to provide the title of my book and what it took to write it (by now you may have discerned it takes copious amounts of caffeine). Hopefully I’ll be able to provide exciting details about book signings, but that is in the back of my mind.

This is not about the money, or lack thereof.

This is about accomplishing a great feat.