image a wrecked boat at night

Image by Micha Sturm from Pixabay

Today is day 36 of my challenge and I managed a pretty good 1200 words. This means I’m bubbling under 75k words, which is about 213 pages long as a standard paperback and should get to at least 90k words by the end of October.

When you are coming to the end of a long journey, it’s normal to reflect on that journey. Without realising it, I was doing exactly that this morning. As I sat back and registered what I had done on my word count spreadsheet my mind wandered and I was looking at the journey of my protagonist Richard Blackmore. The poor guy has gone from being a steadfast ship’s captain to a drunken bum who sleeps in a cellar. What’s he done to deserve this?

Well, obviously the poor man has done nothing, he doesn’t exist. But as a figment of my imagination, is he a believable character or is what I’ve put him through too way over the top to read as a good story. Only you, dear reader, can answer that question and we find out if it’s a good read once The Brittle Sea is published and readers start posting reviews. That is the nail biting time for a writer, that’s the time we want to hide under the bed and never come out.

If you want to read a few free chapters of The Brittle Sea then start here at Chapter One and if you want to let me know what you think of the story then use the contact page here.

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