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'How Many Books Are You Writing?'
A Man Question from Justin: Updated 2/13/19

I am switching this worksheet to the Gaming page just so I can find it. I am adding the word count for each book in progress as I compile them from the site and back them up. 8/20/17

The answer is, man, I don't know.

So, as my favorite YouTuber, Varg would say, "Let's find out."

Actually, this may help my editor, Lynn, proof reader, Tony, and cover designer, Jamie, plan their various schedules. When it gets to the In Process of Publication list it's up to these three when it goes up for sale, unless it is a Tribes Yarn, which will be left to my graphomaniacal care.

I will return to this and update it as books move up the composition ladder—I'm a boxing coach dude.

Started = 14

I have begun the book, perhaps even written a few chapters, but the work is currently dormant and mostly incomplete.

-The Iron Harp [1,550 words]

-One Stop Boxing [2,066 words]

-Knuckleheads and Wonderboys [2,724 words]

-Meat-Puppet Masquerade [12,768 words]

-Plantation America [6,348 words]

-ThoughtCrime Mime [2,321 words]

-That Kind of Man[1,370 words]

-Dream Eater

-Bad Medicine

-Beyond the Pale [6,800 words]

-The Thirteenth Tribe [9,734 words, Reading Between the Lines included]

-The Boxer Dread [4,780 words]

-The Sardonyx Stone [1,940 words]

-Off Stand the Wolves [4,000]

In Progress = 3

I'm pecking away at this one, in no hurry. Check the tag for the last few posts to get an idea of the pace.

-The Filthy Few [collaboration with Sam]

-Sold [13,938 words]

-Confessor [310 words]

Nearing Completion = 5

If I did no writing but work on this book, it would be done in a week. Listed I order of projected completion.

-American Spartacus [17,321 words]

-The Spiral Case [24,504]

-Paleface [19,470 words]

-A Dread Grace [107,800 words] [When White Meant Might Included, 2 volumes

-Seven Moons Deep [60,584 words]

Being Prepared for Publication = 19

Is being edited, proofed, the manuscript ritually balanced on a stripper's ass as she pours wine into my mouth...

When it disappears from here, find it at the link below.

-On Combat [40,962]

-Of Fear and Night [27,319]

-Ghost written title [8,700]

-WrongThink Sink [66,835 words]

-Yusef of the Dusk [19,079 words]

-Within the Reduction Engine [38,111 words]

-Vagabond Mind [47,872 words]

-Cracker Boy [102,634 words]

-My Younger Self [26,618 words]

-Barbarism vs Civilization [66,660 words]

-Woke Devil [30,805 words]

-Why Grownups Suck [29,756 words] Vile Root included

-A Well of Heroes: 3 [45,151]

-The Greatest Lie Ever Sold [52,526]

-The Combat Space [82,074words]

-Harm City 2 Chicongo 1 [51,984 words]

-Winter in a Dying City [30,176 words]

-Honor among Men [18,911 words]

-This Island of Broken Men [47,099 words]

The Combat Space and Crackerboy are both more than halfway through the editing process with The Greatest Lie Ever Sold 25% through the editing process as of 1/29/19

Books In Progress as of 1/29/19 = 41

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ScomoedeeJune 27, 2018 4:41 PM UTC

For readers who want to support recommend leaving positive reviews on Amazon. James is churning them out and every positive review helps the book gain a little more publicity.
SidVicFebruary 1, 2018 3:06 PM UTC

No worries. Maybe try something else on patreon based upon others successful applications of the site. For instance 50$, for 20 minutes discussions with you and lynn once a month. You could publish them as a podcast on your facebook page. You come off relatively good in that format as you have proved. I'm just spitballin, of course. Stay resilient, and cagey.
responds:February 2, 2018 12:59 AM UTC

I appreciate the feedback, SidVic.

I will probably let the patreon site remain as a place for pledges to be posted but not charged until I get a photo study or video of a research site and see about posting that on occasion to support my research. I'll collect a little for some of the books and travel expenses, maybe post a picture of a bus ticket to a plantation or burial ground or of a book I purchased. I'm still trying to figure out how I can use it to support the historical writing projects. I suppose it was conceived to support scripts and such, where the writing is not presented as a finished work in text form.

I appreciate the feedback as I've been totally lost trying to make sense of what patreon has suggested. I had better luck reading Greek at the Peabody than trying to make sense of social media platforming.

In the meantime, I set up a tag on this site, Plantation America, which links to it and I'll just post the text here.
SidVicFebruary 1, 2018 12:08 PM UTC

Paul, buy his books on amazon! He also has a patreon account, although that appears to be a hot mess currently. Nevertheless, you could easily become a patron of the arts. Some pretty classy, high flyin shit for guys like us!

Ahem, yes james appears to lack the instinct for self promotion. He also appears to repel money like garlic repels vampires. He needs a good (((manager))) although the lovely lynn has been helping him out alot.
responds:February 1, 2018 5:45 PM UTC


I'm really sorry about the patreon account. It is like pulling teeth just for me to get on the back end of that site. The site barred me access today when I tried to write this. It seems to be designed for images, video and audio, not text. The only thing I create is text and to place text on the patreon page requires a separate copy and paste for every line of a verse, every paragraph of narrative.

Imagine writing a novel on Face Book.

Thus far just doing what I have done with patreon has set me back creatively by about a book.

I really appreciate folks signing up and pledging, but I doubt if I will be charging on many of those pledges or posting any additional text on the patreon page.

15 minutes of trying to negotiate a technical computer hurdle takes as much mental energy for me as writing 7,000 words over 10 hours. I am not writing the second half of a novella today because I tried to make a patreon post and failed and my mind is now exhausted.
Paul BinghamOctober 23, 2017 9:00 AM UTC

How much do I have to pay to get more articles by James and less by the rest of these guys?
responds:October 23, 2017 2:02 PM UTC

I take that as a compliment, Paul.

Thank you.

My ratio of articles wanes when books are being wrapped up, of which I rarely post the last few chapters online. I'm wrapping up four just now.

However, this is frustrating for me. I outlined 37 articles, 13 on stick-fighting, 7 on masculinity, book reviews, etc., this past week, which I have not written yet.

What would help me at such points—and they are legion—is if a reader would point me in a certain direction. This energizes.

Towards this end, feel free, at any time, to assume managing editorial status and send in a comment or email suggesting—nigh, demanding—a subject you would like me to address, general or specific and I will do so.

For today, let me get to it and see what can be done.

As for payment, buying books or donating will do fine.

Best regards, James
guestApril 18, 2017 9:44 PM UTC

I don't see "write proper Wikipedia entry" on this list.

It's the first stop on the internet, you miss a beat not having one!

Maybe something for this Lynn fella to do? *nudge nudge*