Pulp Speed Day 3

Day 3’s actual new word count was a pittance at 621 words. I did, however, make it through 3,264 words, which is alright. I’m through 17,369 words in the WIP.

Word 365 also did some freaky stuff when I was about done for the day. Suddenly, I couldn’t save anything, and the program kept saying there was some type of certificate error, or it had expired or something. I dunno. Anyway, I managed to save it to the desktop before Word crashed. Excel was having similar issues.

Day 4 looks promising. I’m going to try and get through 7k words or more.

I also need to take time to further the Spilling Blood Season 3 paperback. Indie Author Day is coming up next month, and it would be nice to have a couple of new paperbacks to sell at the event.

I also received a nice review for Soul Sister. You should read the review. You should definitely read the book.

Excerpt:

Garth Wright has written a very well crafted story in his novel Soul Sister. It’s uncommon to read a horror/ supernatural story and discover a depth of emotional intensity like the reader will encounter in this tale. The author writes the troubled emotional life of his lead character, Mia, with the confidence of someone who knows what depression does to the lives of its victims. Wright also helps his readers to understand that Mia is not the only person victimized by her depression, but that everyone in her life is touched by the lurking shadows, including her father, who passed his shadows to his daughter.

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Indie Author Day at the Buhl Public Library

Quick Summary: I am participating in Indie Author Day on October 8th, ’16, along with a lot of other Idaho writers/authors. Follow me (and the event) on various social media. 🙂

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This Saturday, I, along with around 15 other authors (or more!), will be at the Buhl Public Libray for Indie Author Day. While most of the day is centered around workshops for indie authors, I will be signing books afterward, starting at 3:30 pm to 5 pm. This is also an excellent opportunity to meet many other indie authors.

I will have my newest novels there, including Apocalypse Witch and Soul Sister.

I am also going to attempt to keep up a steady stream of Snapchat and Instagram Stories throughout the event. Twitter and Facebook too. It might be too much Social Media. Just. Maybe. We’ll see.

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Month 1 Update

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January’s over. It’s time to modify my goals and see where I want to go based on what I accomplished.

First off – What January Was –

In January, I completed 2 short stories, Spilling Blood ep. 11, Apocalypse Witch book 3, a and 20k novella under a pen name. I hit the word count target for Hungry Gods book 3, though the rough draft won’t be finished for a few more days (it’s going to come close to 60k). Editing is taking a while, I have 3 books in the editing stage. It is what it is.

I wrote 103,398 words in January. I averaged 3,335 words a day. That’s better than the 2,750 word low target (which is enough for 1 mil words for the year). I averaged 1,746 words per hour.

My most popular book with sales for January was Spilling Blood Season II. My most popular book in Kindle Unlimited was Soul Sister.

My Quote of the Day and Daily Writing Prompt Posts are going away. I will keep them on Twitter only. The posts aren’t popular, so I’m not going to keep them alive any longer.

ON TO FEBRUARY!!!

February is set up to be a home run. I have three books about ready to publish. I’ll be editing Hungry Gods 3 for most of the month (after it’s completed this week). I will also start writing a new novel today.

I want to put January’s Word Count to shame, so I’m going to shoot for 4k-5.5k. I want to keep taking it up each month.

What else for February – Spilling Blood ep. 12, and a few pen name projects. I’ve got the word count room for more stories, but I haven’t decided what, exactly. It won’t be starting anything else until SB12 is done, anyway.

(Last day to get Spilling Blood ep. 1 for Free).

Word Counts

1/31/16 Word Count: 4,224 (ave. 2,112 wph) Editing: Nope

Hungry Gods 3 +4,224. 52,037/50,000

Spilling Blood ep. 12 +0 8,394/15,000

Pen Name Book +0. 22,874/20,000 Editing

Apocalypse Witch 3 +021,648/20,000 Editing

Pen Name Short Story #2 +0. 5,361/5,000 Editing

January Word Count: 103,398

For Year: 103,398

2016 Completed Projects: Spilling Blood 11, Short Story.

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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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Monday Update #4

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Went and saw the new Avengers movie this weekend. That has nothing to do with this post. Carry on.

A few weeks ago I decided I’m going to write/publish a book a week for 52 weeks. I can cheat (because I made my own rules) and count bundles toward my publishing total. You know the game, now for the damage:

Week 3: No new books completed. I published Soul Sister. Because most of the writing went to editing SOUL SISTER and getting SPILLING BLOOD SEASON II ready for print, I only wrote 1,732 words last week. For all of April I wrote 34,785 words. I actually released a total of 4 books in April, too. Only three of them count toward the goal, though. 🙂 WEEK 3 of 52: 3 Written/3 Published.

This Week’s Goals:

  1. Finish Apocalypse Witch 3
  2. Get Soul Sister ready for a print edition
  3. Write something else

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Soul Sister: – Available Now!!!

I am very excited to announce SOUL SISTER is available to download and read on your kindle (or kindle reading app). 🙂 It’s also available for all of you Kindle Unlimited subscribers. Check it out!

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Amelia is a damaged girl from a broken family. It’s hard to be normal when your best friend is a ghost and you’re surrounded by living shadows.

As she ages, the shadows only get stronger, threatening her very soul. One will do anything to pull her into his dark realm. To protect her family and loved ones, she may have to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Can Amelia find salvation, or will she be lost within the shadows…

…Forever?

SOUL SISTER is a dark paranormal fantasy that takes place in our modern world. It is a novel of love and hate, life and death, angels and demons, hope and despair.

Grab it on Amazon, today!

Monday Update #3

52 Books in 52 Weeks – Week 3

tumblr_mpa1vstnbl1rb324eo1_500I am writing/releasing 52 books in 52 weeks. Week two is over. Week 2: 1 book written. I finished Soul Sister on Friday. I’m making a few changes for the second draft. It will go through my proofreaders one more time (hopefully) and it’ll be released (again, hopefully) this week. I’m very excited to share it with you. It’s my favorite story from my muse so far. Words Written Last Week: 11,882. Average: 2,376 a day across 5 days. All of my time went to finishing Soul Sister. Week 2 of 52: 3 written, 2 published.

This Week’s Projects

  1. Get Soul Sister polished and beautiful and released.
  2. Finish Apocalypse Witch Book 3.
  3. Spilling Blood Season 2 needs a paperback edition… STILL!!!

BONUS!

This isn’t really a bonus, but a reminder. Did you know you can still read Death Storm (Hungry Gods Book 1) for FREE? I’m just throwing that out there because you’ll be seeing Book 3 in about two months and that will give you time to read the first two books with very little wait for the conclusion. You can find Death Storm at any of your favorite ebook distributors. It’s everywhere, seriously. cover-teaser

Monday Update #2 (For 2015)

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52 Books in 52 Weeks

As a recap, last week committed to the goal of writing 52 books in 52 weeks. Week one is over, and I am ahead of schedule!

Week 1: 2 books. Ahead of schedule. Books Released: Spilling Blood Episode 10; Spilling Blood Season II. (click on the covers or on the text to be teleported to Amazon)

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Words written last week: 8,938. Averaged 1,788 words a day (across 5 days, I rarely write on the weekends). Most of my time was spent editing and revising Spilling Blood 10, and the Season II collection.

This Week’s Projects

All attention is going to finishing Soul Sister. As it currently stands I am at 34,531 of 50,000 words. The final word count is not fixed, and may well go over.

If I get a chance to work on a second project, I’ll move on to the third book of the Apocalypse Witch series.

Also, I still have a long way to go to finish the paperback of Spilling Blood Season II, which I’d like to finish this week and get submitted to Createspace.

BONUS!

Guess what? Broken Things is on sale this week! Grab it for $0.99 on Amazon for your kindle reader. You’re welcome.

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The 2015 Monday Update – Goals for This Year (or Better Late Than Never?!)

Yes, I know, we’re well into 2015. Through the winter (and the first part of the year, I didn’t have that much time to devote to my writing. Sooo… here we are, mid-April, and I’m just getting around to what is going on for the rest of the year.

Last year I had set a goal of writing 1 million words. I managed about a quarter of that. Though I’d like to think I could hit it this year, I don’t think a million words is what I want to focus on this time around.200 (2)

Instead, I’m going for 52 ebook releases in 52 weeks. Some of you might’ve seen a similar goal inspired by the writer Dean Wesley Smith in one of his blog posts from a few years back, and yes, I admit that it’s my influence.

But, I hear you say, it’s April! 15 weeks have already gone by, and you’ve only released 4 ebooks this year! Well, I just so happen to have 15 books on Amazon right now! That’s still 52 books by the time this year ends. But still, that’s not exactly the goal. 52 books in 52 weeks. I’ll take this goal into April 2016 to see it through.

So… back to what I’m shooting for. At least one ebook a week. This will include short stories, novelettes, novellas, serials, bundles, and full length novels. I’m going to try for at least one release per month to be a novel of 40k words or more, but that’s a secondary goal.

This week you’ll see the release of the conclusion to Spilling Blood Season II, and the complete Season in a single bundle (for those of you who have been waiting). In the following weeks, Apocalypse Witch 3 and the bundle of the trilogy, and Soul Sister (which is coming along quickly now), and finally on to Hungry Gods 3. I have several other secret projects I’m not ready to announce yet, but the above are what I’m already committed to.

Finally, if I can stay on track, I’ll go back to fairly regular Monday updates to keep myself honest.

Release Schedule Update

Here’s the current release schedule for my Works in Progress…

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Spilling Blood Season II is on a monthly release schedule. Episode 6 will be released this month (Nov.), followed by Episode 7 in time for Christmas. The series will continue monthly through March 2015, followed by the release of the complete series in a complete book.

Season III is planned to start Oct 2015.

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Book 3 (Not yet titled) coming Dec 2014.

Collection (Bundle of all 3 books) Dec 2014.

The Apocalypse Witch will return in 2015.

DEATH’S KINGDOM (HUNGRY GODS BOOK 3)

Release 1st Quarter 2015

SOUL SISTER

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Release 1st Quarter 2015