Man vs Bookshelf

Man vs Bookshelf: The Finish Line & The Bachman Books

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This blog comes at a very inconvenient time.

See, I’ve taken a week off work to catch up on my blogging and to finish the latest draft of my book, and things have been going well.

I’ve been working hard. Getting up before eight I’ve been reading my latest Man vs Bookshelf book until around ten; then I’ve been getting to write, stopping for lunch and dinner but in the main going and going until after midnight.… Read the rest

Man vs Bookshelf

Man vs Bookshelf: More Word Count and Mother Tongue

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It’s Sunday afternoon, a week after I finished one blog and started another.

In the first, I spoke about the word count of my upcoming novel – The Black Sheep’s Shadow and how it concerned me. I was slashing words left and right and, while I was sure it was improving the story, I had already trimmed 12,000 words, and I was afraid at the rate I was going the novel was going to drop from around 96,000 words to not much over 60,000 words.… Read the rest