In Ursula Vernon’s Hamster Princess books, Harriet Hamsterbone loves to go cliff-diving. In the first book, she is invincible, so why not jump off cliffs when you know you will always survive?

For the rest of us, it’s a riskier proposition. In this case, the cliff I’m facing is the “30-day cliff” for publication at Amazon, as today is the 30th day since I published Ghost Garages, and Siren Circle is not yet ready. I should survive this cliff, although my ratings will take a hit. And then we’ll see how book 3 goes. (I’m beginning to suspect 6 weeks rather than 4 may be a good estimate for me.)

Words written today: 582
Words written this month: 29,402
Words written 2017: 126,334
Average words/day 2017: 842
Books completed 2017: 1 (plus 1 novella)
Pages read today: 4 chapters (finished third Menagerie book w/daughter)
Books read 2017: 11

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  1. I had to do a search on “30-day cliff” and quickly realized that’s more than I want to worry about at this point. Although I am excited for “Siren Circle”. 🙂 Good job with words today, and your monthly words are gorgeous as well.

    • Yeah, I think the 30-day cliff is heading into advanced territory.

      And thank you! Second best month of the year so far, and I’m rather pleased.

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