PerWriCha Monthly Update

Here is a quick update on my Personal Writing Challenge

In November I wrote 51,875 words, which was a high number due to the fact that I was taking part in NaNoWriMo (where I managed to just trip over the finish line!).

December was not quite so good due to the Christmas break. I had a great time, but my writing took a back seat some of the time and so I only managed 22,384 words in the month.

In January I picked things up again and by the end of yesterday I had written 39,884 words in the month. This including work on Talatu, reformatting Faerie Fire from a script to a novel, and a number of short stories. I’ve been a writing machine!

So, that gives me a total of 114,143 words for the first quarter of the year and I am well on my way towards the 365k target. For the statistically inclined, I have completed 31.3% in 25% of the time.

I have also started submitting my stories to various publishers and will be sending off Talatu within the week. So wish me luck!


About dmlbooks

Dennis M. Lane is a British writer who left the shores of the UK in 1986 and hasn’t looked back since; he has now lived in South Africa for eleven years. His first poetry collection “8 Million Stories” was published in November 2010, followed by the collection of science fiction poetry and short stories “The Poring Dark” in September 2012 (two of the poems have been nominated for the 2013 Rhysling Award and another for the Dwarf Stars Award), his first novel “Talatu” in March 2013, and “The King’s Jewel” the first book in the five novel “Helix Key” series in August 2013. He is currently working on Helix Key Book 2 and a second collection of short stories (entitled "The Unmedicated"). When not writing, Dennis enjoys narrating and voice acting and recently set up Dramatic Voice Productions in order to take his interest further. To relax Dennis watches old movies from his extensive DVD collection, his three loves being science fiction B movies, Hong Kong martial arts, and anime. He has been presenting “A Review from the Jacaranda City” since May 2011 and has looked at classic old movies from “On The Beach” to “Creature from the Black Lagoon”.
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