Mid-Month Reminder about May Online Workshops

All of these online workshops have openings at the moment. Each is six weeks long and takes about 4 hours per week to do. Sign-up information is under the green tab below. (Bolded workshops are the ones we have started new this year.)

Class #50… May 5th … Originality
Class #51… May 5th … Promotion
Class #52… May 5th … Ideas to Story
Class #53… May 6th … Plot Your Novel
Class #54… May 6th … Depth of Writing
Class #55… May 6th … Designing Electronic Books
Class #56… May 7th … Designing Book Covers
Class #57… May 7th … Designing Book Interiors
Class #58… May 7th … Character Voice/Setting

Class #59… June 2nd … Pacing Your Stories
Class #60… June 2nd … Depth of Writing
Class #61… June 2nd … Essentials
Class #62… June 3rd … Cliffhangers
Class #63… June 3rd … Openings
Class #64… June 3rd … Originality
Class #65… June 4th … Genre Structure
Class #66… June 4th … Pitches and Blurbs
Class #67… June 4th … (To be Announced)


LECTURES.

We have 19 different lectures available now on different topics in writing and publishing. For information, click the green buttons below.

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Writing in Public: Month 9, Day 22

Month 9, Day 22 of this Writing in Public challenge.

Day nine of writing Morning Song: A Seeder’s Universe Novel

Today I was up at 1 p.m. and made it to the workshop by 2 p.m. That session lasted for about two hours and I then headed to my office in WMG Publishing to work on workshop stuff.

Home for a nap with the white cat, dinner, and news by 6 p.m..

Then back to WMG by 7:30 p.m. for the evening session of the workshop. Done about 9:30 and I went to my office to work on other workshop stuff. All about the same as yesterday.

Home by around midnight and downstairs to watch the Voice. That show is so brutal, I just keep thanking my lucky stars I am a writer. Wow.

Then back up around 1 a.m. to finish up the workshop stuff, then over to my writing computer around 2:15 a.m.

I managed 950 original words, took a break and stopped to do a little calculations on speed of a ship and such, then went back to the book and got another 1,250 original words done before 3:45. Great speed when I’m working on it.

So another day just over two thousand words. 2,200 words. I know this book can go faster if I just give it the time. Shortly I hope. I’m enjoying writing it even though I had really, really screwed my characters into a mess they can’t get out of.

I’m evil. (grin)

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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
Day Eight… 2,100 words.  Total words to date: 18,200 words
Day Nine… 2,200 words.  Total words to date: 20,400 words

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Totals For Month 9, Day 22

– Daily Fiction: 2,200 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 39,325 words

– Nonfiction: 00 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 1,400 words

– Blog Posts: 400 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 11,450 words

– E-mail: 36 e-mails. Approx. 1,250 new words. E-mails month-to date: 580 e-mails. Approx. 18,100 words

– Covers Designed and Finished: 0. Covers finished month-to-date: 4 Covers

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Writing in Public: Month 9, Day 21

Month 9, Day 21 of this Writing in Public challenge.

Day eight of writing Morning Song: A Seeder’s Universe Novel

Wow, still just chugging along on the novel, but glad I am. Getting something done and with luck I’ll have a few big nights later in the week. We shall see.

Today I was up at 1 p.m. and made it to the workshop by 2 p.m. That session lasted for about two hours and I then headed off to the snail mail, then the bank, then the store for some lunch, then back to WMG Publishing.

I worked on workshop stuff there until about 5:45, then headed home for a nap with the white cat, dinner, and news.

Then back to WMG by 7:30 p.m. for the evening session of the workshop. Done about 9:30 and I went to my office to work on other workshop stuff.

Home by around 11 p.m. and caught up on the e-mail I had missed, then did online homework stuff for a time until around 12:30 a.m. before going downstairs to watch The Voice. Back up here to my writing computer around 2:15 a.m.

Back to work on the novel. One of the professional writers at the workshop had helped me get some scale of space details in place. This is a big galaxy-spanning sf novel in the Seeder Universe. Got that, so had to go back through the book I already had done, cutting some stuff and adding in the new information. I did that in about an hour, adding in about 800 new words. (Again, no idea how much I cut. I’ll know at the end.)

Then I took a quick break and went back at it, getting just over 1,300 words done by 4 a.m.

So again a chugging-along day of 2,100 words. But better than yesterday, and on the break I figured out where the next few parts of the book are going, sort of, so that’s going to help. Still no solution to the book, but might have a fewer faster sessions now for a few nights.

First Signing

In honor of it being 30 years since the first Writers of the Future book, (and I put that picture up of me being the first to cross the stage a couple days ago here) I thought I would show this picture again. It’s my first book signing. It was in front of a Waldenbooks and Nina Kiriki Hoffman, also in volume #1 was there, as was writer Lori Ann White, along with the editor, Algis Budrys, who had come to visit us. Great fun. (Nina is standing behind AJ.)

AJ is holding up #1 Writers of the Future and the books standing up on the table are The Clarion Awards edited by Damon Knight. Nina and I are also in it.

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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
Day Eight… 2,100 words.  Total words to date: 18,200 words

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Totals For Month 9, Day 21

– Daily Fiction: 2,100 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 37,125 words

– Nonfiction: 00 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 1,400 words

– Blog Posts: 500 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 11,050 words

– E-mail: 31 e-mails. Approx. 900 new words. E-mails month-to date: 544 e-mails. Approx. 16,850 words

– Covers Designed and Finished: 0. Covers finished month-to-date: 4 Covers

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Writing in Public: Month 9, Day 20

Month 9, Day 20 of this Writing in Public challenge.

A day off from writing Morning Song: A Seeder’s Universe Novel

As expected, I didn’t get any writing done, but I suppose if I had been more focused, it would have happened. But kind of had it in my mind to take the day away from the novel and I ended up doing just that. (But I worked on it in other ways, just not writing, but that doesn’t count. I only count new words.)

Rolled out around 1 p.m. and headed to the professional writer lunch at 2. About half of the workshop writers decided to attend, so it was great fun.

At one point after most people had left, I happened to actually look at a group around a small table that I was talking to. Six very-long-term writers with lots and lots of traditionally published novels among us all. I wish I would have gotten someone to snap a picture of that. I suddenly realized how lucky I was to be able to have great publishing discussions with five other long-term, successful writers. I’ve learned to enjoy moments like that.

Anyhow, back to the WMG offices around 4:30 p.m. and worked there on workshop stuff until around 6, then home for a nap with the white cat, dinner, and then back to WMG Publishing offices for the night session of the workshop at 7:30 p.m.

Done there around 10:30 p.m. and home. Worked on online workshop stuff for an hour, then went downstairs to watch television at 11:30 p.m. After Kris and I did a little more planning on another workshop.

Instead of only watching an hour, I watched two hours, so didn’t get back up here until around 2 a.m. It took me until around 3:30 a.m. to finish the workshop stuff. (Sundays, as I have said before, are always my worst workshop time consumers. I don’t mind at all, because I’m learning and having fun. But just takes time.)

So I decided at 3:30 a.m. that instead of writing new words, to instead do a little more research on something another writer and I were talking about this afternoon that I need to figure in this book I’m working on. So finally, around 4 a.m., I melted my brain and decided to do this blog and get some sleep.

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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

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Totals For Month 9, Day 19

– Daily Fiction: 00 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: 10,550 words

– E-mail: 44 e-mails. Approx. 1,400 new words. E-mails month-to date: 513 e-mails. Approx. 15,950 words

– Covers Designed and Finished: 0. Covers finished month-to-date: 4 Covers

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Writing in Public: Month 9, Day 19

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.

Dean at First WOTF

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.

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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

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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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Writing in Public: Month 9, Day 18

Month 9, Day 18 of this Writing in Public challenge.

Day Six of the writing Morning Song: A Seeder’s Universe Novel

Today I focused on finally getting Smith’s Monthly #7 formatted and in to the printer.

I got that done after working all afternoon on it, taking a nap with the white cat at 6:30, then news, dinner, and back to the WMG offices for the evening. But at around 12:30 a.m. I got it done and sent off to the printer and all set.

So made it home and headed to watch some television. Didn’t make it back up here until 2:30 a.m. and did a little e-mail, then went to work on the novel.

But alas, after that much computer work all day, which is really, really detail work, my brain only managed to advance the novel about 1,450 word in two short sessions. So still just chugging along. But not with any speed.

Since this is for all intents an author site, I have a few things to announce.

First off, anyone who likes audio, my novel Dust and Kisses is now up in audio. It was the novel that was in the very first issue of Smith’s Monthly.

You can see all three states of the book, electronic, paper, and audio linked up here on Amazon.

And the ten days of blogs that started all this is now out in book form. It’s called How to Write a Novel in Ten Days.

You can find the link to the paper and electronic here on Amazon.

That’s right, those eleven blogs I did in writing that ghost novel about a year ago is now out in book form, with a short introduction. Nothing new from the blogs, except that having them all together and cleaned up makes for a much better read.

Eventually, on WMG, we will be linking to many indie bookstores as well as the major online stores on each book. When that’s ready, I’ll link to that instead. Coming soon. And if you haven’t seen the WMG Publishing Web site lately, you should give it a look.

So, I’ve done my author thing. Now back to the real fun of writing.

But that will have to wait until tomorrow. But I should have a good day tomorrow writing, with luck.

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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

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Totals For Month 9, Day 18

– Daily Fiction: 1,450 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 32,775 words

– Nonfiction: 00 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 1,400 words

– Blog Posts: 500 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 9,050 words

– E-mail: 18 e-mails. Approx. 300 new words. E-mails month-to date: 444 e-mails. Approx. 14,150 words

– Covers Designed and Finished: 0. Covers finished month-to-date: 4 Covers

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Writing in Public: Month 9, Day 17

Month 9, Day 17 of this Writing in Public challenge.

Day Five of the writing Morning Song: A Seeder’s Universe Novel

Thursday. Meeting day. I got out around 1 p.m. and headed to a couple errands, then the mail, then to lunch with Kris and Allyson, the publisher of WMG Publishing.

That lasted until around three when I did a couple more errands, then went back to the offices to work on Smith’s Monthly #7 layout while they kept meeting upstairs.

Then around 6 p.m., Kris and I headed off walking to a restaurant. While we ate, she and I worked to put the final touches on the coming Thriller Workshop that starts Saturday here at the coast.

The picture below is me writing some notes on the workshop at the restaurant. Kris took the picture and tweeted it before I noticed.

The workshop is going to be a really fun one. I’m actually excited about it. The fifteen professional writers attending are going to have fun and do a lot of work and understand thriller by the time they leave here. That much I can promise.

plotting workshop

So after dinner I stayed at the office and took a nap on my couch there for a few hours. Then I went back to work on Smith’s Monthly #7 and finally tossed in the towel on that at 11 p.m. I might, with luck, have it done and to the printer tomorrow. If not, then Saturday.

So I did some e-mail which I hadn’t done all day, then went downstairs to watch some television. Got back up here around 1 a.m. and went to the writing computer.

I managed just under 900 words in the first hour, took a break for about fifteen minutes, then did another session of 1,150 words.

Short break a little before 3 a.m., then managed another 1,300 words by 4 a.m.

So 3,350 original words. Not great, but not bad. Just chugging right alone with no clue where this is going, but it’s a way cool idea in the front. Hope I can do the idea justice. Only time will tell as I keep typing.

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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

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Totals For Month 9, Day 17

– Daily Fiction: 3,350 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 31,325 words

– Nonfiction: 00 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 1,400 words

– Blog Posts: 500 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 8,550 words

– E-mail: 21 e-mails. Approx. 350 new words. E-mails month-to date: 426 e-mails. Approx. 13,850 words

– Covers Designed and Finished: 0. Covers finished month-to-date: 4 Covers

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Writing in Public: Month 9, Day 16

Month 9, Day 15 of this Writing in Public challenge.

Taking a day off from the writing Morning Song: A Seeder’s Universe Novel

All good plans with writing and life tend to go astray. I had hoped to have a big day on the novel today, got nothing done instead. Happens.

Got up at my new normal around 1 p.m. and spent the next four-plus hours dealing with household stuff and doing a little e-mail. Got the new mattress delivered and a new dryer to replace the one that had given up the ghost.

The delivery people left at 6:30 and I headed out to dinner with my friend from Boise. Great dinner and we sat and talked until 10:30 p.m. We’ve known each other over fifty years. Great fun.

Home, by 11 p.m. and did a little homework, then went to the basement to watch some television. 1:30 a.m. back into my office and finished up the homework. So tired, by 2 p.m. I give up tonight and going to go get some sleep.

Picture is of me rescuing my cat, Walter White, from the top of the old mattress I had pulled out and leaned against a wall waiting for the new mattress to come in. Walter somehow got up there and I rescued him. The entire sequence of pictures is on Twitter under Kris’s account.

Walter mattress

Night.

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Totals For Month 9, Day 16

– Daily Fiction: 00 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 27,975 words

– Nonfiction: 00 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 1,400 words

– Blog Posts: 300 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 8,050 words

– E-mail: 23 e-mails. Approx. 450 new words. E-mails month-to date: 405 e-mails. Approx. 13,500 words

– Covers Designed and Finished: 0. Covers finished month-to-date: 4 Covers

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Writing in Public: Month 9, Day 15

Month 9, Day 14 of this Writing in Public challenge.

Day Four of the writing Morning Song: A Seeder’s Universe Novel

This is an early one tonight because I want to get this done and posted. Then I’m going to do a modem switch-out and then go watch some mindless television.

Rolled out at 1 p.m. and met my friends from Boise at 2 and we spent a couple of hours looking at some of the stranger houses I have seen. And a couple of nice ones as well. Great fun for me as I love to look in homes. My old masters in architecture coming out I guess.

At four I ran to banks, then to the snail mail to get the taxes mailed in time, then back to WMG offices to work on laying out Smith’s Monthly #7. Gaining on it.

Kris showed up around six and we walked to a restaurant for a quick dinner, using the walk to get exercise. My streak of days over 5,000 steps is continuing. I’ll jump to 7,500 on May 1st.

Back to WMG to work more on Smith’s Monthly #7, then home by 10 p.m. to do workshop stuff. Got that done around midnight and then off to the basement to watch The Voice.

Back into my writing office around 1 p.m.

I did two sessions on the novel, getting 900 words the first one and 1,200 words the second one. But realized without a nap, I was too tired to keep going, so I called it a night and came to write this and then change out the modem.

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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

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Totals For Month 9, Day 15

– Daily Fiction: 2,100 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 27,975 words

– Nonfiction: 00 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 1,400 words

– Blog Posts: 400 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 7,750 words

– E-mail: 27 e-mails. Approx. 850 new words. E-mails month-to date: 382 e-mails. Approx. 13,050 words

– Covers Designed and Finished: 0. Covers finished month-to-date: 4 Covers

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Writing in Public: Month 9, Day 14

Month 9, Day 14 of this Writing in Public challenge.

Day Three of the writing Morning Song: A Seeder’s Universe Novel

A fairly strange and different Monday.

Rolled out early at 1 p.m. and had lunch with my friends from Boise at 2 p.m. They are here for the week and staying in a great place overlooking the beach.

Then I met Kris at WMG offices and we headed off to Sears to buy a new dryer. Seems ours just sort of gave up the ghost. They tend to do that regularly here on the coast.

So we found a good dryer to replace it and were about to leave when we got looking at mattresses, something we have been talking about getting new for a few years now.  We didn’t even know Sears carried them.

We found the deal of the century on a king mattress. It had originally been over $4,000 new. (Stupid amounts of money for a mattress.) We ended up with it for around $600. Again, brand new still in the plastic. Pillow top, major brand. Way too long to explain why that deal happened. We just tripped and fell into it. I mean, I’m good at bargaining and I didn’t even open my mouth. The price just kept going down and down. I wish that happened with everything.

So I went back to WMG offices after going and getting the snail mail, then I went to work on workshop stuff, then home at 6:30 p.m. to take a nap with the white cat, dinner, and news. Kris said she would do the dishes even though she cooked if I would stop at the store, so I did on my way back up to WMG. Got to the office around 9 p.m. and worked on workshop stuff until 11 p.m.

Then home and finished up the workshop things I needed to finish. Then downstairs around midnight to watch the Voice. In this “Voice Playoffs” show you can really, really see the difference between good and original. Amazingly brutal. But so far I haven’t missed a pick the judges have made. Usher’s picks might be different tomorrow.

Same as in writing. Good alone often doesn’t do it. Needs to be good and original.

Then back up here around 1:30 a.m. to my writing computer and the novel. Wrote for about an hour and got around 1,200 words done. Took a short break, then wrote for another hour and got another 1,300 words done.

Then took a break and managed another thirty minutes and 600 words before tossing in the towel. 3,100 words total today.

Once I really get moving on this, the book will flash in large chunks I’m sure. I have no idea where I am going with it, or a plot, but I have a great set-up going on that I’m excited about, to be honest.

Scan001

The picture above is of Jean Auel, again about 1982. (Taken and copyright protected by Rick Hawes and used with his permission.)

Jean and I and her husband spent a wonderful night at a convention going from tank party to tank party that year at a major convention to not be named. She is wonderful and scary funny. Even though Kris and I live in the same state as Jean, we haven’t seen her in twenty years.

And one side note: Kris says that no one really recognized the picture of George I put up a few days back because I only called him George. (Scan down.) That is a picture of George R. R. Martin from 1982 when he was a young writer, the first time I met him.

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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

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Totals For Month 9, Day 14

– Daily Fiction: 3,100 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 25,875 words

– Nonfiction: 00 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 1,400 words

– Blog Posts: 600 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 7,350 words

– E-mail: 28 e-mails. Approx. 950 new words. E-mails month-to date: 355 e-mails. Approx. 12,200 words

– Covers Designed and Finished: 0. Covers finished month-to-date: 4 Covers

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Writing in Public: Month 9, Day 13

Month 9, Day 13 of this Writing in Public challenge.

Day Two of the writing Morning Song: A Seeder’s Universe Novel

As I expected, not a lot of writing today because Sunday’s are always the large workshop day. And I didn’t help things by watching more television than normal. (grin)

Anyhow, up early for me as I slowly ease my schedule back some. I ended up meeting my best friend and his wonderful wife at the WMG office at around 1:30. They are in town from Idaho, so we headed out to lunch. So I missed the writer’s meeting.

Then we headed up to the great place they are staying for a time, then I went back to WMG Publishing by about 4:30 p.m.

I worked there until 6:30 on Smith’s Monthly #7, including getting another cover almost done. The cover to the right in this post is the one I did yesterday. I like it. It’s another with the new Poker Boy branding. There are two Poker Boy short stories and the only Poker Boy novel in Smith’s Monthly #7.

Then home to take the nap with the white cat, dinner, news, and dishes.

Back up to WMG by 8:30 p.m. and worked the evening on online workshop stuff. Made it home around 11:30 p.m. and went to watch some television and see who won the Masters.

I ended up back up here in this office to finish e-mail and do workshop stuff around 1:30 a.m. I did that for about an hour or so, then took a break and started into the novel again around 3 a.m. I worked on that for an hour only getting 1,150 words, but better than nothing.

So back over here to do this and a few other details before heading to get some sleep.

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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

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Totals For Month 9, Day 13

– Daily Fiction: 1,150 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 22,775 words

– Nonfiction: 00 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 1,400 words

– Blog Posts:400 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 6,750 words

– E-mail: 48 e-mails. Approx. 1,800 new words. E-mails month-to date: 327 e-mails. Approx. 11,250 words

– Covers Designed and Finished: 1. Covers finished month-to-date: 4 Covers

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