Attempting The Absurd
A Month With Scribd

A Month With Scribd

What’s Scribd?

Scribd and services like it have frequently been explained as “Netflix for ebooks,” and I feel this is a fair description. They have a lot of ebooks and you can read what you want for a single flat fee (currently $8.99 a month for Scribd).

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Scribings 4 Giveaway at Goodreads

Scribings 4 Giveaway at Goodreads

We’re giving away 6 signed copies of the Scribings, Vol 4: Miscreations paperback at Goodreads!

Goodreads Book Giveaway Scribings, Vol 4 by Jamie Alan Belanger Scribings, Vol 4 by Jamie Alan Belanger

Giveaway ends August 15, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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Half a Million Words (A Special Writing Update)

Half a Million Words (A Special Writing Update)

Oh yes…

It’s true…

Today I passed that milestone. I’ve written more than half a million words of original fiction so far this year.

I’m excited at the accomplishment, and a little apprehensive about having to edit all of this fiction. At least it will give me something to do for the next few years, lol.

What? How?!

If you’re a writer and/or wondering how in the hell I managed to write this much,…

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Scribings, Vol 4: Miscreations ebook now available!

Scribings, Vol 4: Miscreations ebook now available!

Scribings 4 ebook cover

This morning we published the ebook version of Scribings, Vol 4: Miscreations in the Smashwords and Kindle stores. I and the other members of the Greater Portland Scribists have been working hard on these stories for months, and we’re overjoyed to announce that they are finally ready for publication. It’s been a long road, and we delayed the publication several times, but our reason was…

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Jamie’s Writing Update for June 2014

Jamie’s Writing Update for June 2014

Day Skipper

I’ll admit, I skipped a few days of writing this past month. The first two were understandable, as I was helping my brother and sister-in-law in New Hampshire move. The third day I skipped, however, was just a total lack of motivation. I didn’t even feel bad about it; I just didn’t write. Twice I opened a document and stared at it, then closed the program and did something else.

I’m…

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Scribings Vol 4 Coming Soon!

Scribings Vol 4 Coming Soon!

Volume 4 of the Scribings anthology series is almost done… we’re putting the finishing touches on the stories and should be ready to publish the ebook this week. The paperback will take another couple of weeks to get all the formatting just right, but that should be out at some point in July.

It took a little longer this year because we have twelve stories… 12! Totaling at just around 85,000…

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Jamie’s Writing Update for May 2014

Jamie’s Writing Update for May 2014

The first failure was inevitable

Near the end of this month, I took a trip to visit my brother in Texas, and did not write at all for five days. Yes, technically, it was a vacation. But I still feel somewhat bad about it. I wanted to write, even with my recent feelings of being burned out. I had my laptop, but I just didn’t write anything. I still managed to keep my average word count above 2,014…

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Jamie’s Writing Update for April 2014

Jamie’s Writing Update for April 2014

Earlier this year, I talked a little about my goal to write 2,014 words a day, every day this year. The quest continues… I did write at least that many words every day, although I didn’t have any days where I got into a groove and just kept writing. In general, I’ve been tapering off. This daily goal has been feeling more like a burden lately. I love writing, and am still doing it, but I think…

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Jamie’s Writing Update for March 2014

Jamie’s Writing Update for March 2014

Earlier this year, I talked a little about my goal to write 2,014 words a day, every day this year. The quest continues, and I did stick with it for yet another month. Some other cool and interesting things happened as well…

Quarter Million Words

Yes, I passed that milestone a few days ago. I’ve written more than a quarter of a million words so far this year… and then I talked briefly about…

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Fun With Word Count Statistics

Fun With Word Count Statistics

While writing my post yesterday about my word count statistics, I ran some other numbers through the ol’ spreadsheet and came up with some other interesting facts. I made these word count statistics by highlighting the actual stories, so if you compare to word counts at places like Smashwords, it won’t match up… I didn’t want to include things like copyright text and author biographies in these…

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