It’s a slow start, but a start nonetheless!

Rounded the 10,000 word mark on A New World: Sanctuary yesterday after staring at the screen endlessly for seeming days.  Not that I stared at an empty screen nor that I didn’t know where the book should head next, it was just like my fingers didn’t want to type it.  But, yesterday it seemed to roll.  I was thinking back and both of the other books seemed to go that way as well so I am hoping the roll and flow is coming.  I don’t know whether to set a deadline of the end of the month to finish the rough draft of this book or not.  It worked for book two but then I felt in a rush to get it out once I finished.  Maybe the bright flash of light will come.

So far, Jack and his group are back home and the new day has dawned – I know, pretty exciting stuff huh?  A couple of twists emerged making it a pretty busy and exciting day – like the alien spaceship landing and taking Jack away.  Okay, totally kidding here and needing more caffeine apparently.  Or perhaps too much!  There are a few crucial scenes coming up and I am still undecided on which way to go on one of them.  Not that it affects the overall story line much, but more in how things are going to happen.  I am rambling on now.

I do want to give a thank you for the great support regarding the first two books.  It has truly been amazing and I hope that those that are reading them are enjoying them.  Feel free to drop by and leave a review on Amazon or message me.

I am not sure whether to keep the name of this third book A New World: Sanctuary or A New World: Haven.  If you have an opinion one way or the other, drop me a line or two and throw your thoughts in.

I wish everyone a happy Sunday and hope the weekend has been good to you!

 

John

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2 thoughts on “It’s a slow start, but a start nonetheless!

  1. ukzombiekiller

    Sanctuary is definitely better than Haven (which only conjours up images of the holiday parks in my mind)

    What final word count are you aiming for? I’ve written 28,500 words in 2 weeks on and off, mainly rubbish mind you. I’m aiming for 50,000 plus by the end of the month.

    Good luck with your writing 🙂 I hope the story flows well for you.

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    1. John O'Brien Post author

      Very true! I was only thinking of Haven as I wanted the title shorter like the other so the cover titles would be similar. Funny how the mind works that way. I’m looking for somewhere in the 90,000 to 100,000 range for words in an effort to keep the books similar in length. Great job on your writing. I wish I was that far along with this one. I’m only to around the 13,000 word mark this week. With the last book, the last 80,000 words flowed like crazy. I was writing somewhere between 5,000 to 8,000 a day with the highest day being a little over 10,000. It’s just not flowing that way as yet. Thanks for the good luck and I wish you the best of luck with your writing as well. What’s the basic theme for your writing?

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