Hello again, everyone! Time for another weekend update.

My writing is going well, I hit a real groove this week and rocketed past 60,000 words for Creed: Mandate of Heaven. I originally thought the first draft would clock in at around 70,000 words but it’s looking now like it’ll finish closer to 80,000.

And unlike many authors, I don’t edit with a chainsaw. I know many writers who seem to take pride in axing an entire chapter, thousands of words all at once. That’s not my style. I don’t kill my darlings, I guide and refine them (I suddenly feel the urge to do a blog post about this…)

So the word count is unlikely to change much. Hell, the final word count for Her Name Was Abby increased after editing, by close to 15,000 words I think.

I’ve been saying I’ll try to query this work to agents and publishers, but honestly…I don’t know if I want to wait that long! I really want the sense of accomplishment that comes with getting past the gatekeepers, but I also really really want to just get this one out in the world for readers to enjoy!

And in personal news, I seem to have a strange bump on my arm, up near my shoulder.

I don’t know how I didn’t notice it until just this week. It looks obvious in the picture but honestly most of the time it seemed to blend into my shoulder.

But it doesn’t hurt or restrict me in anyway, so I think it’s just a cyst or something. I have a doctors appointment on Tuesday, and hopefully they’ll clear it up for me.

That’s all for this week’s update! As always, thank you so much for reading my blog! If you’d like to support my work further, please take a look at my books here! None are more expensive than $3 to download, and most people seem to enjoy them 🙂

Published by Peter Martuneac

Marine, Boilermaker, husband and father. I'm here to share my thoughts on all things political or philosophical.

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