Well, November certainly swished past in a hurry. I’m pretty happy because even though Silver Circle is stretching out and out and out, I did write just about exactly 60,000 words in November. Looking at my notes for this book, I note that I wrote 30,000 words in September and 40,000 in October. Those are oddly round numbers. Glad to see I did manage to punch up the wordcount pretty well in November. Still, I’m betting I don’t wind up the draft of Silver Circle until Jan 1. We’ll see!
I hope any of you who were taking a stab at NaNoWriMo also had a pretty good November and made it to something close to your goals!
Meanwhile, I’ll be sending out the December newsletter any time. I’ll be putting it together today or this weekend, probably scheduling it to go out shortly.
I’m arranging for a one-day sale in December too, so I’ll mention that in the newsletter as well. In fact, maybe I’ll schedule the newsletter to go out the day of the sale, because that would be sensible.
Personally, I think you all ought to give somebody one of my books as a stocking stuffer, which at the prices I’ll be dropping books to would be very reasonable. I’m dropping four books to $0.99. I haven’t yet decided whether to drop everything or how much, so we’ll see.
I’ll be dropping those four books by hand, which means dropping to the 35% royalty rate, which is annoying, but whatever, you can’t keep the 70% royalty rate unless you use the countdown tool and that’s life. Doing it this way will put the sale price everywhere, not just in the US. I’ll mention the sale here, of course, but info and links will go in the newsletter for sure.
I spent the morning re-reading the next installment of the Ryo story that’s going in the newsletter. This installment is about 3700 words and surprise! does not finish the story. I’m thinking the whole story will wind up at about 10,000 words and that sure demonstrates why it’s more sensible to break up longer stories for the newsletter. I have not actually finished this story, which I guess I had better do pronto so that the last part is ready to go in the January newsletter.