The Ultimate Spilling Blood Season Sale

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Two Complete Novels – $0.99 Each!

With the start of Season III of Spilling Blood, this is a great opportunity to discover or catch up on the complete series of Season I and II.

Right now, you can grab BOTH of the first two seasons on your kindle ereading device for less than a movie ticket, and in return you will receive countless HOURS of entertainment!

This sale is NOT on the episodes, but on the collections. Yes, that’s TWO COMPLETE NOVELS FOR $0.99 EACH!

WHY AM I SHOUTING? I DON’T KNOW!!!!

Better hurry though, this is a limited time sale (until Jan 27, 16). What are you waiting for? Escape reality into a world of the supernatural.

They’re waiting for you… :)=

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Spilling Blood Episode 11 – Available Now

Spilling Blood Episode 11 now Available! Grab it for your kindle reading app and Kindle Unlimited.

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In Season III, the Game Changes
Taken to the very brink of death, Emily rises again. With new abilities. New alliances. And deadly new enemies.
Emily Steel will be tested to her limits as evil rises to consume her city.
Being a vampire just got deadly.

Vampires…
They’ve walked among us for centuries…
Lurking in the shadows…
Thirsting…
In Spilling Blood Season III, Emily’s struggle to survive as one of the undead continues. The events from last season have left her damaged. Can she trust the Dragon’s promise to help her learn her full potential?
Or does he only seek to possess her?
Season III is here, with all new threats and thrills, twisted horror, and dark lust.
It all begins with Episode 11. Season III is four episodes, with each book 50% longer than previous seasons.

Spilling Blood is a serial, with each part like a television episode, and the episodes collected in seasons.
Have you read the first ten episodes to Spilling Blood? This book is Episode 11, and starts Season III.

If you haven’t read Season I (episodes 1-4) or Season II (episodes 5-10), they are available episodically or in novel format.

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Writer’s Life – Jan 19, 16

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Yes! That’s a new title for Daily Word Count you see up there. Because, word count, right? But Writer’s Life… that sounds adventurous.

And it could be! Sometimes! Because, writers!

And yesterday was no exception. I had an antagonist enter the story of my life. I totally didn’t expect it. It was my computer. It froze up on me three times, and once I lost a few hundred words in Hungry Gods. Of course, I’m blaming the Windows update from Microsoft that happened the night before. Microsoft is the Big Bad of this story, and the PC like maybe a Level Boss, or even an anti-hero (since we’re usually friends – but that’s how it usually works with antagonists, the ones who love you the most are deal out the most hurt). There’s no resolution yet. It’s like an obscure indie film leaving the audience wondering if this glimpse into the protagonist’s life is just there to leave us wondering if it’s a profound statement about life and inevitability.

And while my PC sabotaged much of my productivity, I did manage to release Spilling Blood ep 11 (there will be an official announcement later), as well as plan for a Spilling Blood series sale starting in a couple days, PLUS! Word count.

So yesterday’s writing kept me completely in the world of Hungry Gods. It is ~69% complete. I fell beneath my minimum daily writing goal of 2,750 words, because… you know… PC issues.

Word Counts

1/19/16 Word Count: 2,636 (ave. 1,757 wph) 

Hungry Gods 3 +2,636. 34,658/50,000

Pen Name Book +0. 21,858/20,000 Editing

Apocalypse Witch 3 +019,396/20,000

January Word Count: 67,024

For Year: 67,024

2016 Completed Projects: Spilling Blood 11, Short Story.

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Word Count for Jan. 10, 16

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Yesterday I finished the first draft of Spilling Blood episode 11. Check out the previous blog post for a teaser. 🙂 It won’t be long. I’ll be spending the next couple of days editing, and then off to my proofreaders.

Also, Hungry Gods 3 is 33% completed. Yay!

Word Counts

1/10/16 Word Count: 2,504 (ave. 1,669 wph)

Hungry Gods 3 +738. 20,162/60,000

Spilling Blood 11 +1,766. 15,814/15,000 Now in Editing

Apocalypse Witch 3 +015,020/20,000

Pen Name Book +0. 4,679/20,000

January Word Count: 31,598

For Year: 31,598

2016 Completed Projects: Short Story.

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Prepare for Season 3 of Spilling Blood

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Vampires…

They’ve walked among us for centuries…

Lurking in the shadows…

Thirsting…

In Spilling Blood Season III, Emily’s struggle to survive as one of the undead continues. The events from last season have left her damaged. Can she trust the Dragon’s promise to help her learn her full potential?

Or does he only seek to possess her?

Season III is almost here, with all new threats and thrills, twisted horror, and dark lust.

It all begins with Episode 11. Season III is four episodes, with each book 50% longer than previous episodes.

If you have missed an episode or wish to read Seasons I and II, you can find them all here.

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Soul Sister on Sale for $0.99

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SOUL-SISTER-COVERThis week, you can grab the e-book edition of Soul Sister for the outrageously fantastic price of $0.99, on any kindle reading device. This is the story about a damaged girl and her ghosts. Angels and demons, love and hate, Heaven and Hell, life and death, hope and despair.

Enjoy. 🙂

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The Value of Word Count

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If you’ve been following my blog for the past week, you’ll notice I’ve been sharing my daily word counts. A lot of us writers do so just to keep track of how much we wrote in a year. If you have ever participated in NaNoWriMo, you’ve probably stared at your graph showing you how many more words you needed to write to finish a 50k novel in a month.

Also I’ve seen it said that by your first million words you’ll find your voice. I don’t remember who said that or how they said it, but it referred to that 10,000 hours of practice at whatever you pursue to become good at it. You won’t know when you’ve reached that milestone without tracking word count.

Word count is a measure of how long it will take you to complete your projects. Since I started independently publishing my writing in 2012, I’ve got plenty of unfinished manuscripts on my laptop. I’ve got the projects I want to finish this month, and those I’d like to get to later in the year. The ones I’m chasing now stand in the way of all of my other ideas. I see them as what I’ve committed to, but I really really want to start chasing my newer ones too. :/

Dean Wesley Smith wrote a blog article called Pulp Speed. It’s an inspirational article where he talks about increasing his own writing, and sets milestones, called Pulp Speeds, that show what he will accomplish if he writes so many words per day. He shoots for Pulp Speed 6, which would net him 2 million words of writing in a single year. Pulp Speed 1, his lowest, is an impressive 1 million words in a year.

Based on his article, I am at Pulp Speed Two, and on the cusp of reaching Three. I actually tie his article into my excel spreadsheet where I track my word count. I want to reach Pulp Speed 6. He gives examples of how many hours you’d have to write a day if you write 1000 words an hour, and there lies also the value of tracking your word count… pushing to get faster.

I am currently using a timer, and writing in 25 minute bursts. Often I get in only 750 words in that time, averaging about 1500 words an hour. I am pushing toward 2000 an hour. At that speed, I’m happy with the amount of time I spend in a day writing.

So! With all of that said, I take my daily word count and chart what I’m going to do with it based upon my average, to decide what I want/need to accomplish for the month. Pulp Speed 2 gives me 95,000 words to play with this month. 50k of that I’m giving to Hungry Gods 3. 20k is going to one of my pen names, Spilling Blood Episode 11 gets 15k, and then I’m going for 2 short stories of 5 k each. This is the start of week two of January, and I have one short story out of the way, and Spilling Blood ep. 11 almost complete.

That has netted me almost 26,000 words in one week.

That normally would be a fairly full month. But once I start looking at my productivity for the higher Pulp Speeds, it pushes me to add that extra 600 words a day to Reach the next level. I would love to hit 6k a day. We’ll see.

One thing I would like to note is that I cannot apply an entire day to just one project. I find that tiring. I have to spread my writing out at least between two of my books, and often three. That surprisingly helps my mind stay focused on writing, and still meets the same monthly writing goals as though tackling them one by one.

This post is longer than  I anticipated, so to wrap it up, here’s my stats so far:

Word Counts

1/7/16 Word Count: 3,190 (ave. 2,004 wph)

Hungry Gods 3 +1,845. 17,425/60,000

Spilling Blood 11 +1,161. 15,342/15,000

Apocalypse Witch 3 +015,020/20,000

Pen Name Short +184. 5,764/5,000 From editing.

Pen Name Book +0. 4,679/20,000

January Word Count: 25,953

For Year: 25,953

Completed Projects: Short Story.

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Broken Things on Sale for $0.99

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Happy New Year! Whether you got a new Kindle for Christmas or you are just looking for something different to read, this is the perfect opportunity to grab a copy of Broken Things on Amazon for the awesome and totally outrageous price of $0.99. Hurry though, this sale is only good through January, 8th.

Broken ThingsBroken Things is a dystopian sci-fi thriller with over 60 four and five star reviews. What if children weren’t real? What would we do with them when they broke? Broken Things follows an android child, Josh, on his journey to fix himself and find his home in a world where his existence doesn’t matter.

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2016 – New Goals and New Beginnings

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It’s January 1st, 2016, and that means… GOALS!!! Last year, I did not hold myself to the ones I’d set. I did not meet my word counts or story goals. I’ll go into last year’s goals in a later blog post, but not today. This day is for looking forward, and setting my sights on the future.

Without further ado, here’s my agenda for the new year.

#1: Daily blog posts. With 2016, I’m introducing material not just for readers, but for writers (and possibly other artists). This will begin with Daily Writing Prompts and a Quote of the Day. Along with the self-promotion of my writing, I’ll also be doing a series of articles on writing and story development. There will be at least one article a week.

#2: Writing. I intend to publish 52 stories (short and full length novels) in 2016. That’s one a week. Which brings me to:

#3: Word count! I’m setting a goal of 1 million words, like I have for the last two years, and this year I really mean to accomplish it (~2760 words a day). Better yet, I’m going to push myself for 2 million words (~5500 words a day).

#4: Read more. I’m going to focus on 1 book a month, though a book every two weeks is my ideal.

#5: More stuff. Mainly, I intend to have gswright.com bring more value to you.

Writers (and other artists) – What are your goals? Come back and join me from time to time and share your progress.

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Become a G.S. Wright Patreon Supporter

This is kind of big news. I’ve got lots of activity coming up in 2016, and you can be a part of it. I have just opened up a Patreon account where you can contribute to the creation of my works. For a monthly subscription you can get some incredible rewards. I’m not going to go into it here, at least not yet. Instead check out the page:

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