Month 2, Day 13 of this Writing in Public challenge.
Rolled out around 2 p.m. again since I was up at 6 a.m. still, waiting for my web site to come back up. They were doing some work on it at the host, clearly. Running fine, now.
I got through the little bit of e-mail by 3 p.m. and then off to the snail mail and WMG Publishing to work on Smith’s Monthly. I got the last cover done and Jerimy and I got the last detail on the subscription done as well. I’ll announce it late Sunday night, early Monday morning.
I also worked on the Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing post and have decided to just put it up, so it is above this post if you didn’t notice.
Home around 6:30 p.m. and Kris and I went out walking before I took my nap with Walter. Then dinner, news, and back up around 8 p.m. to WMG Publishing for a few hours.
I ended up playing in books most of the time up there, moving my Pulphouse collection over one shelf and then moving a bunch of furniture around in the secondary workshop room. A lot of exercise.
So home around 11 p.m., worked on some e-mail, then watched some television, then back up here and working on some books (pricing them to get rid of them actually) until around 1:30 a.m. I also had to brush Walter White Kitty, so snapped a photo of Walter and I. Yes, I look that crappy when I am writing.
Then I went to my writing computer around 2 p.m. with not a clue what I was going to write. Not a thought.
I grabbed my pages of half-titles I have gotten out of old magazines and started looking for something that would spark me to write something. I spotted the half-title “Delusion” from a 1950s Original SF Magazine. So with that in mind, I kept looking at half titles and spotted “A Pity About…” from a Black Mask story.
So typed into my title spot “A Pity About the Delusion” and went to writing.
Turned out the story is set in the same world as Dust and Kisses novel in the first issue of Smith’s Monthly.
I took two short breaks, getting 700 words before the first break and about a thousand words per session after that. Finished the story at 4:45 a.m., printed it and put it on Kris’s spot in the kitchen to read in the morning. It’s 2,600 words long and will be in the second issue of Smith’s Monthly.
Totals For Month 2, Day 12
– Daily Fiction: 2,600 words. Fiction month-to-date: 28,950 words
– Nonfiction: 00 words. Nonfiction (non-blog) month-to-date total: 2,600 words
– Blog Posts: 500 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 6,150 words
– E-mail: 12 e-mails. Approx. 300 new words. E-mails month-to date: 486 e-mails. Approx. 13,400 words
– Covers Designed and Finished: 1. Covers finished month-to-date: 6 Covers
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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
— Short Story titled “A Pity About the Delusion” finished. It will be published in Smith’s Monthly #2 in November, then two months later put out as a stand-alone book. Approximately 2,600 words long.
— Short Story titled “Dreams of a Moon” finished and turned in to WMG Publishing. It will be published in Fiction River: Moonscapes to be published in February 2014. Approximately 4,700 words long.
— Full manuscript for Smith’s Monthly #1 turned in to WMG Publishing for proofing. It will be published in October 2013. Approximately 90,000 words long.
— Full manuscript for Fiction River: Moonscapes turned in to WMG Publishing. It will be published in February 2014. Approximately 70,000 words long.
— Novel titled Thunder Mountain. It will appear in Smith’s Monthly #2 published in November 2013. Approximately 60,000 words long.
—Introduction for Smith’s Monthly #1. It will appear in Smith’s Monthly #1 published in October, 2013. Approximately 1,100 words long.
— Introduction for Fiction River: Moonscapes. It will appear in Fiction River: Moonscapes published in February 2014. Approximately 600 words long.
— Forward for Fiction River Special Edition: Crime. It will appear in Fiction River Special Edition: Crime published in March 2014. Approximately 500 words long.