100K – not cash, sadly

100,000 words! Wow, I never thought I could write that much! Some folk I know spout that number of words in a single day (believe it or not, it’s a man who is the worst offender – sorry if that sounds sexist) but it still feels like a milestone to me.

The 4 chapters or 10,000 words I’ve added to The Girl with the Julia Roberts Smile since my last blog came about because I was keen 1) to inject extra zip into the early part of the story, as  Kindle etc. users can download a sample before deciding whether to buy it 2) to introduce the heroine earlier and beef up the romance element.

I’ve now given it one last polish, formatted it for ebook publication and, in the last few minutes, sent it off to my epublisher.

The great adventure begins!


About Richard Louden

Maybe it was because languages were my thing but I loved writing at school and I've loved it ever since. Obviously, I hope others will enjoy reading what I write but, now that I am turning my hand to novels, what matters most to me is to write what, as a reader, I would like to read. As a journalist with UK papers, I've written widely on education, business, sport and law. In the creative writing field, I've written the scripts of two TV dramas (BBC and ITV), contributed sketches to TV and radio comedy shows and had short stories published in national anthologies. That doesn’t make me a novelist but I hope it gives me a push in the right direction.

Posted on June 29, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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