Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Success!



I did it gang. Fifty thousand words in thirty days.




I'm not surprised that I wrote 50,000 words in 30 days. I'm surprised that I wrote what I think is a pretty good story. I've written over a thousand poems and recorded about 60 songs as anyone who's seen my website can attest, so I can churn out the bullshit, no doubt about it, but I think this is something special.

It really only took about ten spurts (mostly nights between the hours of 10pM and 2AM) and about 120 beers to produce. I just started writing to see what would come out. To my surprise, reading back, it's actually pretty engaging. I was pretty unsure of things in the beginning. I had no clue what it was about or where it was going. I'm pleased to report that I'm happy with the end result. There's plenty editing to be done for sure but but I actually wrote more than I needed and that was the whole point really. Now I have a fifty thousand word novel to work on.
That's a whole king hell fuck of a lot better than "Gee, I'd like to write a novel someday."

Now comes the hard part: Selling this bitch. I'm going to get an agent and start shilling this thing to the publishing houses and see if I can make it fly. The hard copy is in the mail to the library of congress with the form and the fee to secure the copyright so I can send out advance copies to my favorite bloggy peeps if you ask me nicely and provide an email address.

Much love to you my bloggy peeps. You got me through it and for that I thank you all profusely.

12 comments:

ZooooM said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!

I want to read it when copyrighted please.

mybeez at gmail dot com

FunkyB said...

That's amazing! Congratulations, heartily!

theresa said...

Please, may I be one of your favorite peeps?

yossarian910
@mchsi.com

I never had any doubt that you would succeed. I hope you feel fantastic about what you've accomplished.

Steph said...

woohoo! Good luck selling it!

Laurie said...

Way to go, Andy! I knew you'd do it.. :-)

I wanna be a peep:

strandedindaburbs at yahoo dot com

ProfessorGQ said...

Congratulations! Keep me posted on your novel at MrProfessorGQ@aol.com

gigi said...

Congratulations!

Now where's the nekkid pics!

kisses

Bougie Black Boy said...

ok now i hvae to prove to myself i can do it in a month too.

Stephen Bess said...

Anyone who has the number 13 on there side can do anything. :) Well, at least I hope this is true because I was born Aug 13th. Congratulations!

Pink said...

Congratulations to you! As an aspiring writer myself (only up to 27,000 words at the moment), I can appreciate the momentousness of the actually finishing!! And thanks for the comment on my blog.

ell said...

way to go andy. you're the man! how about a little teaser for your blog groupies (bloopies?)?

Bill Scott, Sr. said...

Congrats man...that is a huge accomplishment. I wish you the best when it comes to selling it.