The Release Day Is Here!

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Grab Your Copy Right Here!

I’m very happy to announce that The Runaway Train is now available to purchase!  Yeah, it’s moved out of that preorder stage and right into the BUY ME NOW stage!  Of course, if you are a Kindle Unlimited subscriber, this Montana Marrenger Mystery is absolutely free for you.  Not that 99 cents is much of a big deal anyway, right?

What’s that, you say?  You don’t have a Kindle?  No problem.  The wonderful people over at Amazon have a plethora of apps that you can download on your phone, PC, Mac, or Tablet!  Seriously, just click here for the Free Kindle Reading App, and you can start reading The Runaway Train in a matter of seconds.

Thank you all for your support!  The Runaway Train was a blast to write, and I can’t wait to hear what all of you think of Montana Marrenger’s very first adventure!

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Do You Have The First Draft Blues? Part II

      struggling+writer   Ever wonder how long it would take to write your first draft?  I find it interesting and even quite painstaking that someone actually rounded up these numbers, but alas, here they are.

   Writing a book can be a frightening, daunting, yet exhilarating experience. If you are struggling with the First Draft Blues (see previous post), then maybe this will help put some things into perspective for you.  Keep in mind my three guidelines: Don’t Agonize Over Getting It Right The First Time, Have Fun With It, and Be At Peace.  Set attainable, realistic goals for yourself, and you will succeed!

300,000 word count
410.9 words a day for 24 months
821.9 words a day for 12 months
1,643.8 words a day for 6 months
3,287.6 words a day for 3 months
9,868.4 words a day for 1 month
21,428.5 words a day for 2 weeks
42,857.1 words a day for 1 week

150,000 word count
410.9 words a day for 12 months
821.9 words a day for 6 months
1,643.8 words a day for 3 months
4,934.2 words a day for 1 month
10,714.2 words a day for 2 weeks
21,428.5 words a day for 1 week

100,000 word count
273.9 words a day for 12 months
547.9 words a day for 6 months
1,095.8 words a day for 3 months
3,289.4 words a day for 1 month
7,142.8 words a day for 2 weeks
14,285.7 words a day for 1 week

50,000 word count
136.9 words a day for 12 months
273.9 words a day for 6 months
547.9 words a day for 3 months
1,644.7 words a day for 1 month
3,571.4 words a day for 2 weeks
7142.8 words a day for 1 week

25,000 word count
68.4 words a day for 12 months
136.9 words a day for 6 months
273.9 words a day for 3 months
822.3 words a day for 1 month
1,785.7 words a day for 2 weeks
3,571.4 words a day for 1 week

10,000 word count
27.3 words a day for 12 months
54.7 words a day for 6 months
109.5 words a day for 3 months
328.9 words a day for 1 month
714.2 words a day for 2 weeks
1,428.5 words a day for 1 week

5,000 word count
13.6 words a day for 12 months
27.3 words a day for 6 months
54.7 words a day for 3 months
164.4 words a day for 1 month
357.1 words a day for 2 weeks
714.2 words a day for 1 week

EDITED for accuracy.

Created By addictedtoair

Novel Writing Made Easy

JesseJamesAvatar-1As an author, I admittedly started off with a typewriter.  I hated the damned thing, too.  Then I moved on to the PC.  It was very nice, and quite an upgrade from the frustrating machine before it.  Then, I made my favorite purchase: A new laptop.  It’s fully equiped with Microsoft Office 2007 as well as a nifty little program called One Note.  One note is great for storing little notes and things of that nature.

However, I recently came across a program, which I purchased by the way, called MyNovel.  It is far superior to Office and One note as far as writers are concerned, because of the simple fact that everything you need and would want when writing your novel is right there in front of your face.

Sure, when you first open the program it looks kinda like Office.  Don’t be deceived, however.  One of the most fascinating aspects of this software is the ability to make a story template, change the details of your novel, add diagrams, events, characters, places, objects and even check progress/completion like the little tracker thing on my site.  You can find inspiration for characters and places, change the color scheme, view a list of publishers and agents (in the UK mind you), and best of all… you never have to stare at a blank page.  It keeps track of all of your characters to the left of the screen with detailed descriptions of them, and clicking another tab will do the same for individual chapters with ease of access.

Mynovel has a very easy to use interface, and you will find yourself planning and mapping out your book with diagrams that will make you look at every aspect of your novel in more detail.  You guys should check it out!  There’s a free demo of it at www.mynovel.biz

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I know I sound like some lame advertiser Merilee, but I find that the software is very useful for novelists.  I apologize to you guys for not being around in a while, but now that things are wrapping up in my new book I am going to attempt to make at least two posts here a week.