One of the goals I set for myself (amongst others) was to write a million words. Seeing that I moved into writing full-time around February this is a little easier for me than those of you guys who are still working full-time jobs. I’m thrilled to say that I’ve proved a point to myself this year and hopefully you too…
One being that you can DO ANYTHING you put your mind to. Anything. I believe that… you should too. It’s empowering and leaves you pushing when you want to give up, shoving forward when you’re ready to throw in the towel.
I write under several pen names and ghost write to help sustain my income while I figure out this lovely marketing game that our industry seems to have convoluted beyond recognition!
As a side note, I have 3 kids, a hubby, a church I lead worship and lead Bible studies/Sunday school in, a few other side businesses and I do sleep. Don’t think I sit in this cave all the time. I don’t. I have a process and have honed it to the nth degree to make it work for me. I’ll share it soon… the point? I make time for the things I want to make time for. Is it easy to write sometimes? Heck no. I’d rather brush my teeth with superglue some days, but I committed to making this my full-time job, so… it is. 🙂
Here’s the numbers as of today… Aug 6th.
Why do I share them? 1) To celebrate. It’s a crazy goal and I’m stoked to have hit it. 2) To give you encouragement. Don’t give up. SET a goal and go for it.
LA Starkey (94,783 words – 2 books)
Descent – 79,204 (February)
Prequel to SK – 15,579 (March)
Kate Thomas (183,833 words – 4 books)
The Core, Equilibrium I 54,809 (February)
Resounding Truth – 31,567 (March)
The Light, Equilibrium II 50,747 (May)
The Future, Equilibrium III 46,710 (July)
Other Pen Names (410,074 words – 8 books)
Contemporary Romance – 273,800 (April-June)
Romantic Suspense – 86,733 (June-Aug)
Sci-Fi – 49,541 (July)
Ghost Writing (321,048 – 8 books)