October 2018 writing report

By the numbers, during October I wrote 42,513 words, at an average of 1,371 words per day. I wrote every day, which put my writing streak at 381 days in a row as of Oct. 31. October’s scribbling puts me at 446,558 words for 2018—on track for 500,000 words for the year. Those 446,558 words include fiction, 8 article assignments, content work for clients, and things for my Wanderers, my patrons on Patreon.

Here are a few things that really stuck out to me from October’s writing, plus a few links to some previously submitted pieces that were recently published:

Rucksack Universe stories

Wander is out! I still can hardly believe it. Thank you for ordering books, sending congratulations, and telling others! If you haven’t gotten your copy yet, you can order Wander here in e-book and paperback.

Chief Reader is about to start reading Cloud Fortress, which will be the sixth Rucksack Universe book. All I will say at this point is that if you’ve read Forever the Road, Cloud Fortress will have you scratching your head wondering what the hell I’m playing at. Cloud Fortress also takes place in between The Martini of Destiny and Home Sweet Road. And… nope. That’s all for now.

After drafting part of Wet (which will be the seventh Rucksack Universe book), I did something I hadn’t felt a need to do in a long time: I started over. Between outline and drafting, something in the story had changed. My understanding changed. A character introduced themselves earlier. Action’s pace said it was going to be different. Instead of fighting it, I went with it. The resumed drafting is going so much better now.

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