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.
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