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Monday, September 21, 2009

Excuses, excuses ...

For the last six months I've been on a major writing assignment. Nothing as exciting as fiction writing, but playing a part in putting together a 2,000 page web site with three other writers. I haven't been counting accurately but I estimate that I've written about 500,000 words - that's ten NaNoWriMo competitions! So, there haven't been any words left for these pages (I told you this was an excuse).

For a writer, the project held some interesting challenges particularly as it was managed by an IT project manager who started out with little understanding of what it took to put together 2,000 pages of cohesive content. Perhaps I'll share some of the lessons learned on these pages - once a little water has passed under the bridge.

Writing website content won't make you as rich as rich as J. K. Rowling, but for every J.K. there are probably 9,999 other authors trying to get published, and you'll probably do better than all but the very best of them. Financially, it's a job not to be sneezed at.

Anyway, it's just about over and I can take breath and pick up where I left off. Which is back to Katherine and the house of the dead Professor ...

Posted by fordy at 8:23 PM
Categories: About writing