Month 9, Day 19 of this Writing in Public challenge.
Day Seven of the writing Morning Song: A Seeder’s Universe Novel
I feel like the little writer who could, just sort of chugging away on this novel. Maybe later in the week I’ll get a big day or two. We shall see. And part of me is saying that this book might be a little longer than my normal fifty-sixty thousand words. I still have no idea where it’s going, but wow have I dumped a lot of problems on the characters.
Anyhow, rolled out around 1 p.m. and did some e-mail and made it to the snail mail and the WMG office by around 3:30 p.m. I worked there getting the big meeting room set up for the workshop, then headed home around 5 p.m.
Took a nap with the white cat, had some dinner, and headed back to WMG offices by 6:30 p.m.
Thriller Workshop started at 7 p.m. Great people from all over the country, but for the first time in years, no one outside the United States. It’s going to be fun, at least for me. (grin)
Then home around 9:30 p.m. and did some more e-mail, then sat down in a chair in the living room and fell asleep around 10:30. Woke around 11:30 and went to watch some television.
Back up here around 1 a.m. and went to my writing computer. I managed to get about 200 words done before getting stuck on some really large numbers and math. So talked to Kris about that problem for a few minutes, then came back in here and ran back through everything from the start, cutting some stuff and getting the math right.
In another hour I managed just under 900 original words. (Not sure how much I cut. I’ll figure that out at the end, but I don’t think it was much.)
Took a break, did another 1,150 words in the next hour before calling it a night around 4 a.m.
So chugging along at 2,250 words. But I like the book a lot and when writing I’m having a blast just tossing these characters into more and more problems.
The picture above I have put up here before. But one of the writers here for the Thriller Workshop is a Writer’s of the Future winner and just came from the awards ceremony. This is #30. My story in the first volume is still in print out there in the stores.
So it has been 30 years since I was the first person to walk across the award stage at the Writer’s of the Future ceremony. The picture is of me getting the very first Writers of the Future Award. From left to right is Robert Silverberg, me, Roger Zelazny, Greg Benford, and Algis Budrys.
Thirty years. Wow. And I was 33 in that picture, about the same age as Greg.
I think I need some sleep.
Writing on Morning Song: A Seeder’s Universe Novel
Day One… 2,700 words. Total words to date: 2,700 words
Day Two… 1,150 words. Total words to date: 3,850 words
Day Three… 3,100 words. Total words to date: 6,950 words
Day Four… 2,100 words. Total words to date: 9,050 words
Day Five… 3,350 words. Total words to date: 12,400 words
Day Six… 1,450 words. Total words to date: 13,850 words
Day Seven… 2,250 words. Total words to date: 16,100 words
Totals For Month 9, Day 19
– Daily Fiction: 2,250 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 35,025 words
– Nonfiction: 00 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 1,400 words
– Blog Posts: 500 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 9,550 words
– E-mail: 24 e-mails. Approx. 400 new words. E-mails month-to date: 469 e-mails. Approx. 14,550 words
– Covers Designed and Finished: 0. Covers finished month-to-date: 4 Covers
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