Month 2, Day 6 of this Writing in Public challenge.
Day sixteen of the novel Thunder Mountain. (Nope, not done yet…)
This is the first time doing this that I’m almost too tired to do this update. It’s 6 a.m. right now.
Had to crawl out early at noon. (Yes, it is sad when noon is early, and this was the second day in a row.) So only got just over six hours sleep to start this day for the second day in a row.
I didn’t even get a chance to do e-mail, but instead just headed out the door and to the Streetcar Village where I was meeting movers I had hired to move a huge teak office desk and a large conference table with six office-like chairs.
I promised myself that now that I’m in my mid-sixties, I wouldn’t go moving furniture, which is why I hired the movers. And I didn’t. Until the movers had the furniture up to WMG Publishing and Jerimy and started arranging it. We had to move everything around in a huge office upstairs. And I moved the big conference table by myself in my office. I couldn’t help it. So yes, I will be sore tomorrow.
We got done with the moving stuff around 3:30 p.m. and I worked at WMG in my office until 6:30 p.m., then home to nap, watch news, do the dishes, and start a load of my laundry before coming into my home office around 8:30 to work on getting corrections put into two of the stories for Smith’s Monthly. Then I went back up to WMG Publishing office around 10:00 p.m. and worked on workshop stuff and also Smith’s Monthly stuff until almost midnight.
(First picture is of the new conference table down in my office at WMG Publishing that I moved today. That thing is eight feet long and metal. The other picture is another part of my office at WMG Publishing that I talk about all the time here. That’s where I go to work on different stuff. The two rooms are connected. Notice the empty white boards. Those will be filling shortly. The stuff around the ceiling are my paper book covers for my short stories. There are two office chairs back there as well, one for my computer stuff and one for the accounting stuff I do. That couch and love seat is as big as it looks. The office is huge. Both rooms.)
Took a break at midnight when I got home and watched some television, then managed to get back up here at the writing office at 2 a.m.
Since I had stopped a chapter or two away from the ending yesterday on the novel, I figured I needed to go back to the start of the book and combine it all into one file and then write the last two chapters. (I write in chapter files and then combine them at this point before printing it out and giving it to Kris to read.)
As I was going back through, I cleaned out and tossed away a couple chapters that were just repeated information, wrote a transition chapter I had completely spaced writing, but had a note about, then ran at the end. The combining of chapters into one file, the killing a couple of chapters, and the extra short chapter took me most of three hours with breaks.
Then I wrote two more chapters at the end, but got so tired I’m giving up for the night. Tomorrow I’ll finish it and get it to Kris and get started on that short story for Fiction River: Moonscapes.
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
Day Ten: 3,850 words
Day Eleven: 1,800 words
Day Twelve: 3,100 words
Day Thirteen: 7,300 words
Day Fourteen: 3,400 words
Day Fifteen: 2,900 words
Day Sixteen: 3,100 words
Total words on the novel so far: 68,900 words in sixteen days. (Since I have tossed away a couple of chapters now, the book won’t end up that long. But that’s how many words I’ve written on this stupid thing.)
Totals For Month 2, Day 6
Daily Fiction: 3,100 words. Fiction month-to-date: 21,600 words
Nonfiction: 00 words. Nonfiction (non-blog) month-to-date total: 500 words
Blog Posts: 500 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 2,700 words
E-mail: 17 e-mails. Approx. 300 new words. E-mails month-to date: 267 e-mails. Approx. 6,250 words.
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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
— Forward for Fiction River Special Edition: Crime. It will appear in Fiction River Special Edition: Crime published in March 2014. Approximately 500 words long.