Day 30 of this Writing in Public challenge.
Day nine of the novel.
Stayed up last night watching television until almost 6:30 a.m. Actually got hooked again on the third Men in Black movie. You would think that because I wrote the two original Men in Black novels between movie #1 and #2, I wouldn’t get stuck on that. But alas, it’s one of those movies I can’t seem to get past when channel surfing.
So I didn’t roll out until around 2:30 p.m. At the computer by 3:15 doing e-mail and eating breakfast bars. Then off to the mail, two different banks, and then back to WMG Publishing. I worked there until around 6 p.m on workshop stuff, then home to nap, eat dinner, watch the news and then back up to WMG offices by 7:30 p.m.
Tonight was fun, since about once a month the professional fiction writers who live in this town get together for a few hours on a Friday night to talk nothing but writing business. We managed to hold mostly to that for about three hours. Great fun. So I made it home around 11:30 p.m.
Screwed around with e-mail and reading some posts and watching that fantastic Kevin Spacey speech until around 12:30 a.m. (If you have not seen that speech, go watch it here. Stunning.)
Then I finally got to writing, but honestly, I felt like I needed sort of a night off. So after three sessions with quick breaks, I called it a night at around 3 a.m. with 3,050 words of fiction. I could have done a few thousand more, but just didn’t feel up to it tonight. That happens.
3,000 words…that’s a night off. Sort of. (grin)
Novel World Count
Day One: 1,000 words
Day Two: 8,200 words
Day Three: 10,150 words
Day Four: 4,250 words
Day Five: 3,050 words
Day Six: 3,800 words
Day Seven: 4,150 words
Day Eight: 5,800 words
Day Nine: 3,050 words
Total words on the novel so far: 43,450 words in nine days.
Totals For Day 30
Daily Fiction: 3,050 words. Fiction month-to-date: 75,050 words
Nonfiction: 0 words. Nonfiction (non-blog) month-to-date total: 1,000 words
Blog Posts: 400 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 20,450 words
E-mail: 23 e-mails. Approx. 300 new words. E-mails month-to date: 785 e-mails. Approx. 22,650 words.
(For a list of the nine stories and projects finished so far this month, and where they will appear, click the “continue reading” link…)
Stories and Projects Finished This Month So Far
In order of production with the most recent at the top.
And Where and When You Will Be Able to Find Them
— Part 1-3 of The Adventures of Hawk. It will first appear in Smith’s Monthly #1, October 2013. Eventually in later 2014 the first volume will appear in book form. (Approx. 4,100 words for first three chapters… about 1,000 were new)
— “The Big Tick in Time.” It will first appear in Smith’s Monthly #1, October 2013. Then as a stand-alone story in January, 2014. (Approx. 4,000 words)
— Dust and Kisses a futuristic romance novel (science fiction romance). It will first appear completely in Smith’s Monthly #1, October 2013. Then as a stand-alone novel in January, 2014. (Approx. 57,000 words…about 5,000 of them were new this month.)
— “The Case of the Dog-Bit Arm” A Pilgrim Hugh Incident. It will first appear in Smith’s Monthly #1, October 2013. Then as a stand-alone story in January, 2014. (Approx. 3,000 words)
— Nonfiction Golf Book… It will be serialized in Smith’s Monthly starting with the first issue and then brought out as a short stand-alone humor book in the late Spring of 2014. (Approx. 20,000 words… About 4,000 of them were new.)
— Part 1-3 of The Life and Times of Buffalo Jimmy. It will first appear in Smith’s Monthly #1, October 2013. Eventually in later 2014 the first volume will appear in book form. (Approx. 4,300 words for first three chapters… about half were new)
— “The Secrets of Yesterday” A Poker Boy story. It will first appear in Smith’s Monthly #1, October 2013. Then as a stand-alone story in January, 2014. (Approx. 3,400 words)
— “The Road Back” A Doc Hill crime story. It will appear as a free promotion for the novel Dead Money on Kobo and also in Smith’s Monthly #1, October 2013. Then as a stand-alone story in January, 2014. (Approx. 6,100 words)
— “Eyes on My Cards” A Doc Hill crime story. It will first appear in Fiction River Special Edition: Crime in February, 2014. (Approx. 3,900 words)