I've written 175 posts for this blog; this one is 176. Didn’t think I’d ever have that much to say!
And each one, though I haven’t counted, is anywhere from 350 to 700 words. Most fall into the 500 to 600 word range. So, making a generalization here by assuming the average is 500 words; doing the simple math we arrive at 87,500 words.
That’s enough for a book!
Is it time for me to write a book? I think about it a lot. I know people read my posts (which I appreciate very much). Yeah, my readership isn’t on a grand scale, but I’m pleased with the growth since putting some extra push and punch into things starting last October.
Ah, that book and my thoughts on that. Fact: I’ve done a little teaching in a classroom setting and I really do enjoy helping people. And I’ve decided that it will be an eBook.
A couple of subjects I can do:
- Blogging. I get a lot of inquiries about it and people have said nice things to me regarding my know-how. I’m grateful for the kudos.
- out of ideas
Uh, that’s one. Was thinking about doing helpful hints for succeeding in social media and discussing strategies, but don’t want to give away the store. Some of that information you will find in my blogs but you’ll have to hunt and peck a bit. The rest of it resides here with me and is reserved for my clients.
Let’s face it folks. I’ve been doing business writing for, um, a very long time. A full-fledged serious book would be painful for me to write and not fun. And, I DO have the beginnings of something fictional. The beginning thoughts are documented anyway.
My objective is to take the reader to another place (out of this world) yet have things that are familiar to them in it. The premise is quirky; the characters will be even more so. Not sure if I want to write about a murder, but a mystery is possible. Will there be romance too? Perhaps just a hint where it would make sense to include it into the story.
The story would include a lot of things that I am passionate about thus making it an enjoyable experience for me. The first will be an eBook and the second a full-fledged novel, backtracking to a past place in time that secures the whole foundation for a possible series.
Does this make sense to you? Since I’ve already written 87,500 words, there’s proof it can be done. For the record, I’ve written 26 blogs for Groovy Reflections, my other endeavor, where I have others contribute as well. So assuming those are 500 words each, that’s 13,000.
Over 100,000 words! Yadda yadda yadda. Yeah, you haven’t heard the last of me yet. There’s more to say. But enough for this one. Keeping it under 500 words today.
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