Before you get to excited, I need to explain the story is at 20,000 words because I copied and pasted a chunk from last year, which needs to be edited.
The story started life as a 'short' on Bookrix, and because certain people didn't like me, the story came in for a lot of complaints about the style and content-which were different to my usual style-I have no idea why I changed style, other than I thought it would feel better and despite the minority complaining about the original story "The Word," it gained many fans.
From this basis, I decided to try and write a series following on from the original story about a group of people fighting to bring books back to the minds of the young-despite the attractions of computer games.
I ran the on line serial for fourteen weeks from October 2011 to January 2012, when I ended its run-not because the story end, far from it-because reader figures kept dropping to the point I was writing for three or four people a week.
Over the time of its run, I estimated I had wrote about 16,000 words-1,000+ a week for each week-it was only today, when I decided to add the section to the new story "The Indie Wars" I realise how much I did write (19,000+).
In the series I hope to integrate the stories of "They were good," "The Stranger and the Indie" both of which have been published on here in recent months and the new unpublished story "The Silence of the mind," which is my entry in the Merrill Collection Sci-Fi contest this year.
This shows how much I was writing, I got the same shock when I gathered "The Chronicles of Mark Johnson" into a series-that book is over 25,000 words long. If I get around to doing "Elfenmere Rescued," I estimate the story to be in excess of 60,000 words-it is already at about 30,000 and I need to join the composite part to make a cohesive story.