If you’ve been reading my books for any length of time, you know there are some that have the beginning of more stories embedded inside. Whether it be characters or scenes from places or maybe a minor unresolved thread. Not all of my books start off as series and not all of them need or warrant additional books. I do this for several reasons that might not be apparent to all readers.
One… So it leaves the readers wondering and questioning. I always like shows and movies that leave me curious as to how the characters are doing after The End. I do, most of the time, prefer my own imagination and fantasy. I like to imagine the characters are still together five, ten, twenty, forever years after.
Two… It leaves the door open for more stories if there’s enough interest from either the readers or from me.
Three… Not every book is supposed to be more than what it is. Some books should stop after roughly 100 pages, but instead the author goes on and on and on for another 100 or 200. Um… No. There’s a point to a story. The author knows it. It’s up to the reader to figure it out. For instance, maybe a character needs to learn something, grow, kick a bad habit to the curb, or come to some realization. Not all of these things take 300 pages to tell.
Four… Shorter books are fun. A quickly little ditty. Something to make the reader forget reality for a while. Something to provide an escape. A couple hours mental vacation. Not everyone wants or has time for 300 page epics. Personally, I like both.
Christmas Wishes is just over 25,000 words. 86 pages. Are there characters who could get their own little stories? Yep. Are there a few things left to be answered? Sure. But there ALWAYS is in any size book. There’s an insatiable desire for more. Always for more. I get that. Sometimes I want more to a story. Sometimes I don’t.
If you’re wanting more of the characters and places and atmosphere of Christmas Wishes or any of my books, drop me a line in an email or leave a comment. Doesn’t mean it’ll happen. Doesn’t mean it won’t. But at least I’ll know one way or another.
P.s. YES Courtney, I know. Book 3 and Riko’s book and Mac’s book, too. Got it!
Are you ready to write?
I am. I have the timer set and I’m ready for the words to pour out from my fingers to the pages in Word.
I’ll be working on finishing up a holiday release called Just A Kiss…At Christmas. It will get finished this weekend. It will be published before Christmas. It might kill me, but it’s going to happen. I need between 7K and 10K words on it.
So, let’s get to it, shall we?
#10kweekendsforwriters on social media.
Grab the graphic from the sidebar if you’d like for your blog or website.
Add your website or blog to the Linky below.
Add a comment with your starting word count today and on Sunday evening with your ending word count.
Spread the word. Please. I look completely pathetic doing this pretty much alone every weekend.
Most of all… Have. Fun. Writing.
It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve posted this challenge and well, that’s my bad. I try to do it every week, but I get busy and with Thanksgiving 7 days ago, I was a little busy.
But I’m back at it and that means you have a chance to be back at it, too.
I am working on finishing up Christmas Wishes for release, then I’ll be working on finishing up the writing for Just A Kiss…At Christmas, and the revisions for The Swing.
What are you working on? Do you need word count? Well… If you didn’t just write the hell out of NaNoWriMo and need to get to work before Christmas actually does get here, why not join me this weekend?
The rules are simple…
Add your name to the Linky down below.
Leave a comment of your starting word count today.
Use the hashtag #10kweekendsforwriters on social media to stay in touch.
Grab the button on the side to add to your blog if you want.
Come back Sunday evening and comment with your final word count of the weekend.
So, let’s write!
It’s that time of week again. Words are needed on the WIP and they don’t write themselves. Really, now. What the hell is up with that?
However, that being the case, since it’s my book, I will need do the writing of the words.
So, the goal is 10,000 words by Sunday night, starting today. That’s 2500 words a day for 4 days. I haven’t hit 10,000 words, yet in a weekend, but I try. You wanna try, too? Sure ya do!
Enter your name in the Linky below. Add a comment with your starting word count then come back on Sunday night and enter your ending word count for the weekend.That’s it.
Tweet and FB and Instagram your participation with #10KWeekendsForWriters
Now, let’s get writing!
Happy September, y’all!
The kids are back in school and it’s time to get back down to the business of writing!
I’m done with client edits for a few weeks and have a great number of words to write.
It’s also the opening weekend of college football and there are a ton of games I will be watching from tonight thru Monday night. I will need to be very efficient with my time, which will mean a timer will be placed on my words so that I get the max out my effort.
As always, anyone is welcome to join in! Just sign up with the Linky below. Comment with your starting word count today and come back to comment with you ending word count on Monday evening (because it’s a holiday weekend in the US, we’ll take our 10K Weekend into Monday).
Let’s have some fun! And don’t forget it’s #10KWeekendsForWriters on social media.