Monthly Archives: March 2014

Tiberius Bound on Smashwords

Tiberius Bound sailed through the Smashwords loading process and got accepted straight away into their Premium Catalog.

It seems that I learned from the issues I had with Tiberius Found. Actually, following their style guide helped a little too.

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Tiberius Bound

Tiberius Bound_Kindle versionThe second book in my Emperor Initiative series – Tiberius Bound – is now available as an eBook, priced at a giveaway cut-me-own-throat of $0.99 / £0.99 / €0.99. Available for the Kindle and other multiple eFormats, you can find it via the links below:

This is a darker book than Tiberius Found and does feature elements of torture and swearing.

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My NaNoWriMo challenge – Days 26-30

After having reached the 50k word target on day 25 I continued to write out the full 30 days of the challenge. In the five days (26-30) I wrote an extra 5,681 words (average 1,136) bringing the total to 55,737 words, 11% up on target with an average words count over the 30 days of 1,858.

To be honest I’m not sure if I could have accomplished this had I been working.

Tiberius Crowned is, roughly, about two-thirds written (first draft) and coming along nicely. There were a few sequences and mechanics that were proving to be awkward but I’m pretty happy with how they’ve worked out and it’s looking in good shape.

From my experience of doing two NaNoWriMo challenges (one official, one not) is the importance of having a plan. If I had to think each day of what area or sequence I was going to write then I doubt if I would have done half as many words. The plan acts as the stepping stones and allows me to concentrate on the writing, not the thinking. 

I hope that if you haven’t already given the NaNoWriMo challenge a try then you do so in November.

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My NaNoWriMo challenge – Days 21-25

It’s been a few days since my last NaNoWriMo update post on writing 50,000 words for Tiberius Crowned, but here are the totals for days 21 – 25:

Words       +          Total        Remaining

  • 21) 1,887      220        42,637        7,363
  • 22) 2,074     407        44,711         5,289
  • 23) 1,776      109        46,487        3,513
  • 24) 1,738      71          48,225        1,775
  • 25) 1,831      164         50,056        -56

So, SUCCESS!! The 50k mark was achieved five days early but that doesn’t mean that I’m going to stop. I might not crank out the 1,667 average but I’ll still add words to the total. The finished word count for first draft will be in the region of 75k-80k so it’s about two-thirds written (theoretically).

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My NaNoWriMo challenge – Day 20

So coming up to 5.30pm on day 20 of my NaNoWriMo 30-day challenge and today I wrote an extra 2,059 words, 392 words over the daily average target, for Tiberius Crowned.

 
So the tally reads:
Target amount : 50,000
Previous total  : 38,691
Today’s total    : 2,059
Total so far       : 40,750
Remaining        : 9,250

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Ny NaNoWrMo challenge – Day 19

So coming up to 7pm on day 19 of my NaNoWriMo 30-day challenge and today I wrote an extra 2,346 words, 679 words over the daily average target, for Tiberius Crowned.

 
So the tally reads:
Target amount : 50,000
Previous total  : 36,345
Today’s total    : 2,346
Total so far       : 38,691
Remaining        : 11,309

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My NaNoWriMo challenge – Day 18

So close to 7pm on day 18 of my NaNoWriMo 30-day challenge and today I wrote an extra 1,727 words, 60 words over the daily average target, for Tiberius Crowned.

 
So the tally reads:
Target amount : 50,000
Previous total  : 34,618
Today’s total    : 1,727
Total so far       : 36,345
Remaining        : 13,655

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