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'How Many Books Are You Writing?'
A Man Question from Justin: Updated 03/20/23
© 2017 James LaFond
"James Lafond is a writer and boxing coach who until recently lived in the part of town in Baltimore where people hope they don't break down. He's written over a hundred books ranging from literary and social criticism, to novels, to boxing manuals, to charting his hometown's violent descent into the Third-World. He has lived in the belly of this monster and seen the ugly reality of its corruption first hand (as well as the occasional heroic attempt by some of its people to retain their dignity in defiance of it). However, other than for podcasters engaging in Wrong-Think who grasp the relevance of his work, the mainstream Right can't be bothered."
-Samuel Finlay, Author of Breakfast with the Dirt Cult
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 and the proof readers, 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.
I will return to this and update it as books move up the composition ladder—I'm a boxing coach dude.
Started = 16
I have begun the book, perhaps even written a few chapters, but the work is currently dormant and mostly incomplete.
-American Woman
-Servants of Woodbridge Manor
-Of Ichor and War
-Ye Scum of the Country
-Norns of Aryas
-Shrouds of Aryas
-Dream Eater
-Bad Medicine
-Rebel Knell, 2,615 words
-American Dog [6-plus words]
-Crag Mouth
-Spring Migration
In Progress = 1
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.
-In This New Israel [?]
Nearing Completion = 1
If I did no writing but work on this book, it would be done in a week. Listed in order of projected completion.
-The Boxer Dread [19,200 words]
Being Prepared for Publication = 92
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.
Print drafts can be accessed by clicking the tab at the top of this page.

2023 Completions =3
Winter Met, Journal, at 47,772 words, March
-Timejacker, a novel at 40,330 words, February
-Can, a novel at 14,914 words, January
2022 Completions = 26
-Letters from the Inner Reaches at 18,411 words
-Seeker Cain at 24,668 words
-Jimmy 39,841 words
-Wife—36,690 words
-Ether & Nether at 23,679 words
-Graphomaniac Diaries at 22,285 words
-Destination Winter at 15,506 words
-Songs of Aryas at 61,696 words
-Moonbow at 16,468 words
-Holiday Blue at 34,909
-Dialogues at Dusk at 25,152 words
-Plantation America, at 92,051 words
-Cox & Swain at 55,033 words, 17,681 being nonfiction appendices 27th
-Awes West at 13,008 words, on 17th
-Writ Hate at 15,207 words,
-Dipping Out at 13,278 words
-Dystopia Now, 24,805 words
-The Search for Juju Quartermaine [37,000 words]
-Covidocracy [10,903 words
-Ranger? [64,919 words]
-In the Feedlot of Souls [24,100 words]
-Into the Gaslight [17005 words]
-Sea to Citay See, at 40,772 words
-Wake Christopher [20,014 words]
-Plague Journal [46,494 words]
-Sorcerer [37,050 words]

2021 Completions [12]
-Blunders of the Divisible World [108,079 words]
-In These Goings Down [136,076 words]
-Beyond the Pale [28,305 words]
-Bend Time [42,726 words]
-A Wrong Time Ago [43,468 words]
-Beasts of Aryas at 117,465 words
-Of an Iron Harp at 16,374 words,
-Baltimore Requiem at 29,726 words
-Cube [19,623 words]
-Fire and Vice [27,985 words]
-Blue Eyed Daughter of Zeus [64 pages available as a print draft]
-Uprising, 21,782 words

2020 Completions [29]
-Soliloquy 21,643 words available as a print draft
-Prentice Dolphin [17,567 words ]
-Search for an American Spartacus [140,798 words]
-Randy Bracken Goes to Hell: [40,000-plus words]
-A Science-Haunted World [21,238 words] [available as print draft]
-Unbowed 21,385 words [available as print draft]
-Wytchfinder 22,859 words available as a print draft
-Afterdark at 18,465 words available as print draft
-How God Saved Mars [19,567 words] available as print draft
-Exodus Aryas [available as print draft]
-The Giver [14,000 words] available as a print draft
-Darksome Dawn [12,212 words] [available as print draft]
-Solo Boxing [18,674 words] available as print draft
-Eight-Minutes and Forty-Six Seconds [13,862 words] available as print draft
-Harpy Haj [14,159 words] available as print draft
-Emasculinity to Infinity [13,279 words] available as print draft
-Anubis' Gate [21,166 words] available as print draft
-Good Book Bad Book [11,161 words] available as print draft
-Shamdemic Survivor [13,355] available as print draft
-In the Crease of Might [15,794] available as print draft
-In the Shadow of Fright [18,054 words] available as print draft
-In the Shallows of Night [19,191 words] available as print draft
-Juan Stabone: Tao of the Last Good Cop [10,759 words]
-Might [63,617]
-Of the Midnight Sun [11,829 words] available as print draft
-Morning: On the Overton Railroad [ 11,074 ] available as print draft
-Dusk [44,864 words] available as print draft
-Dark Kangdom [75,002 words] available as print draft
-Sons of Aryas [117, 403 words]

2019 and before [22]
-Ghost Snatcher [14,597 words]
-As Darkness Falls [45,771 words] available as print draft
-Dark Age [78,463 words] available as print draft
-Meat-Puppet Masquerade [62,696 words]
-American Dream Boat [13,276 words]
-Weak Devil [32,816 words] available as print draft
-Confessor [11,832 words]
-Seven Moons Deep [67,235 words]
-Knuckleheads and Wonderboys and Weirdworkers [70,055 words ]
-On Combat [40,962]
-Of Fear and Night [27,319]
-WrongThink Sink [66,835 words]
-Within the Reduction Engine [38,111 words]
-Vagabond Mind [47,872 words]
-My Younger Self [26,618 words]
-Woke Devil [30,805 words]
-Why Grownups Suck [29,756 words] Vile Root included
-Harm City 2 Chicongo 1 [51,984 words]
-Winter in a Dying City [30,176 words] available as print draft
-This Island of Broken Men [47,099 words] available as print draft
-Dawn: on the Overton Railroad [35,804 words] available as print draft
-Of Dogs and Men, 5,845 words
Books In Progress as of 12/29/21 =110
18 in writing progress and 92 in the publishing process.
books in progress
Winter Writing
den of the ender
menthol rampage
riding the nightmare
book of nightmares
guest     Apr 18, 2017

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*
Paul Bingham     Oct 23, 2017

How much do I have to pay to get more articles by James and less by the rest of these guys?
    Oct 23, 2017

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
SidVic     Feb 1, 2018

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.
    Feb 1, 2018


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.
SidVic     Feb 1, 2018

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.
    Feb 1, 2018

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.
Scomoedee     Jun 27, 2018

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.
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