Write on, Brother, Write on!

Write on, Brother, Write on!

I had four events scheduled in April, all of them were cancelled.  So, I’ve just been accumulating vacation time at work.  With the 4th of July coming up I thought I’d take a week off and have ten straight days away from work.  What am I going to do with my time?

Write, of course.  If you’ve been following my word count and the bottom of these blogs, you’ll see I’m up to 28,227 words on the first book of my steampunk trilogy.   My goal is to write 2,000 words a day, and I’ve  already started last Friday, July 3rd.  By the time I go back to work on Monday, July 13th, I should have at least 42,909 words done.

A first science fiction novel should be about 100,000 words.  I’ll be approaching the half way point. My overall goal is to finish the book by the end of the year.  I’m a bit behind, but I can still do it.  I wasn’t as disciplined in my writing at the beginning of the year as I am now.  Staying at home every weekend helped, too.

Additionally, I keep hearing from people like Art Holcomb that I should read ten times as much as I write.  So, if I write 1,000 words on a regular day, I should be reading 10,000 words (about 40 pages).  I still haven’t figured out how to have the time to do all that.  I’ve been reading the same book since the beginning of the year.

I’m also going to do Lego.  I haven’t pulled out my Lego in a long time.


Dennis Amador Cherry

16th article completed.

First Steampunk novel:  28,227 words.

Does anyone else remember this jingle?

                Write on, brother, write on.

                With a nineteen cent Write Brothers pen.

                It writes thin or thick,

                And it closes with a click.

                The nineteen cent Write Brothers pen.

                It keeps on writing great,

                And it’s made by Paper Mate.

                Write on, brother, write on,

                With a nineteen cent Write Brothers pen.

Am I dating myself?  I mean, a nineteen cent pen?

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