Apocalyptic fiction

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VincentKeith
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Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:20 pm Post

I have one book on Amazon - roughly 250 reviews and 4.5 Stars - It sold in ebook format pretty well for a first book that was self-published with zero marketing. It's a tome - 175,000 words. I'm working on a sequel, although that wasn't part of the original plan - In total, there will be three books, I think - basically a 3 act series. I've got a good start on four other books and lots of notes for a few more. I guess that makes me a writer. I'll feel more like a real writer when I'm putting out a book every year.

What I lack is the discipline needed to sit in front of the monitor and write when I'm not feeling it. I think I've worked out one issue that was holding me back, which means things are moving again. Still, I'm sitting on almost 30,000 words, and I've just started. Then again, I've just started, so who knows how much of that will make it the second revision.

Solar Storm: Homeward Bound.
https://www.amazon.com/Solar-Storm-Home ... 392&sr=8-2

Other books I'm working on
Wild Again - about 20K words so far. - A different kind of post-apocalypse story
Identity Crisis - 23K words so far - A contemporary thriller.
Tipping Point 53K words - Current day post-apocalyptic thriller - I stopped working on this, I'm not sure I'll pick it up again. It got to the point that every time I wrote a chapter or two, what I'd just written would more or less show up in the news, and I'd have to toss it out. It sounded like I was just writing a history book with some weird twist to it. Not different enough to call it alternate history, but too close to call it history. It's worse now than when I started it nine years ago.

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Twolane
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Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:31 pm Post

I guess that makes me a writer. I'll feel more like a real writer when I'm putting out a book every year.


You write, therefore you are a writer.