This is not a blog about Amazon, Konrath, or self-publishing. That blog is coming, but it is not todays.
Today I here to contemplate productivity.
Basically I have found myself, after book one of the Deacon Chalk series hit the bookstores, under the gun as far as deadline. Book 3 and e-novella 3 are due at the end of April. I have been working diligently, making words, which is why we have had a few guests round these parts lately. I have been plugging away. I am now on track to finish in the allotted time which means that I will have written, and revised, roughly 100,000 words in about 2 months.
I have been able to accomplish this because I have a fairly clear idea where the story is going and coffee.
But this makes me realize that I need to be doing close to this level of production regularly. It’s not been a strain or a real struggle.
At close to that pace I could write 3+ novels a year.
Or have 5 novellas in 2 months.
I could build a nice sized catalog of stories in a short time.
Regardless of what I decide to do with pursuing publisher or indie publishing there is no question that the more material you have in the marketplace, the more money you make.
So I must write more because, by God I can. It’s not like I don’t have a list of story ideas as long as my gorilla style, freakishly long arm.
Maybe I will invest in Caf’e Bustello, the best damn coffee in the world….or at Walmart anyways.