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.
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.
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
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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