A lot of people will tell you that they write better when they have a deadline baring down on them. In fact, I’ve read blog posts from writers who basically goof off until two weeks from a deadline. I’m not really like that. I work best by spreading the work out and getting a project done on a schedule.
- Modern Pulp Heroes – Delivered (in fact I sold a previously completed story on that one)
- Presidential Pulp – Delivered June 14th │ 1 day early (one of the most difficult pieces of fiction I’ve ever written – more on that later)
- Spy World – Delivered May 22nd (very early – again I simply sold a previously completed story for this deadline)
- Teenage Superher0 – Due September 15th (next deadline)
As of right now that leaves me with roughly 75 days before my next deadline. That means I have the opportunity to now write for one of three projects that do not have a deadline because they will simply be published when I get them finished. The funny thing is, these three projects are projects where I’m the only writer and the book is completed by me. I”m going to say that I have 50 days to write one of three mystery projects as I’ll devote 25 days to getting Teenage Superheroes done at least by the deadline if not before.
- Mystery Project #1 – Alternate Reality Gadget Hero fighting crime in…
- Mystery Project #2 – Commander Knight and Mac take on…
- Mystery Project #3 – The Terminal Tempest │ I’ve been planning and hinting at this one for some time now. You can read several prelude stories (all about 4K words long) for free at my Smashwords page here.
Either way: 50 days should be enough to write a book, or at least come very close if I stick to 1K words a day or more….