On to the next.
Wrapped book #19 for the year this evening. The goal is to reach 23 in a few weeks, and then broadcast the 24th live, as it will break the world record of most novels published in a year, which has been held by the late Barbara Cartland since 1977.
What’s mysterious about this, is that I checked with Guinness World Records, and they deny that the record exists, even though the New York Times celebrates this record in the celebrity obituary of Barbara Cartland, published in year 2000. I argue this will make breaking this record even sweeter.
The Times’ article mentions her books were around 50,000 words in length, and that she wrote 23 of them in 1977, and so this is the record to beat, and the amount of words I strive to hit, with each of my novels thus far. Some have been slightly over, where others double this wordcount.
I am treating this as a videogame speedrunner would by practicing daily, and streaming, and every day I write, I get closer to the goal. Every day I complete this blog, I hold true to my promise.
I have reached the highest level of creativity I’ve ever had, through daily writing, and page numbers like today rolling out in the mid-twenties, and now with the daily blog, I must put in extra, and I like the challenge. Had to adjust things to make it happen, and I don’t talk much with folks, just a few moments during the day to respond to pending messages, and see my children regularly. The rest of the time is spent reading, researching current events and trends and developments, and writing.
I’m happy with this book, #19 for the year, entitled, My Heart Presents: Dude, I Love You. By the Former Free-Speech Owner, William Vincent Carleton.
It starts with any other morning when Olden Lockeheart Smith takes a break between writing to watch Twitch, and well the rest, I won’t spoil. I’ll instead just share a few of the initial pages plus what was completed today, about 40 pages of reading in total, which should take about two hours to complete.
Thanks for reading, and for supporting authors, for encouraging them to write, and push their own boundaries, and ask questions, and receive unforeseen answers, through working the limitless canvas of science fiction. I hope you enjoy reading this fiction offering as much as I have writing it.
Cheers, and onto book #20 tomorrow. No breaks. That’s a promise.
Just a quick note that I mustn’t have scanned Page 9, so I am leaving you with a cliff hanger, and here’s the rest of the book, from Page 96 onward. All written today.