Month 2, Day 22 of this Writing in Public challenge.
Day Three of the new novel called Against Time.
Rolled out a little after 1 p.m. today and managed to make it to the professional writer’s lunch at 2. Stayed there for the normal two hours with some good conversations today.
Then back to the WMG Publishing offices. I was hoping to get the first issue of Smith’s Monthly formatted in paper and off for a proof tomorrow, but looks like it’s going to take me a few more days. The first issue (and future issues) are going to be around 180 pages instead of the 140 I expected.
But the paper editions are going to look really nifty when I get them done. And still looking like we’ll make the second Tuesday of the month publication date.
The second month will be a ton easier. (grin)
I worked on that until around 6 p.m., then went home to help Kris unload the groceries and help some with dinner. I did a quick 30 minute writing session getting about 600 words before taking a nap with the white cat. I made it back upstairs and into this office by 8 p.m.
I did workshop homework and such for the next two hours, then headed back up to WMG Offices at 10 p.m. to keep working on the magazine formatting.
I made it back home around midnight and did my second session on the novel. I managed 1,100 words before taking a break and going downstairs to watch some television.
Back up here by 1 a.m. and did another session and managed about a 1,000 words in 45 minutes.
Took another break to put in some laundry and go watch a couple things Kris thought I would want to see in the Emmy Awards, then back here by 2:30 a.m.
Another session that again managed about 1,200 words in 45 minutes. (That’s a great speed for me and bodes well for getting this book done in about ten days.
Another break to take care of some laundry, put more in, then back at another session for another 1,200 words in an hour.
So ended up with 5,100 words on the novel. So far so good.
Still not a clue where this is going, but I sure turned it ugly on the characters tonight. Great fun. Now I hope they can figure a way out.
Totals for the novel Against Time:
Day One…. 4,050 words. Running total… 4,050 words
Day Two…. 6,150 words. Running total… 10,200 words
Day Three…. 5,100 words. Running total… 15,300 words
Totals For Month 2, Day 22
– Daily Fiction: 5,100 words. Fiction month-to-date: 53,900 words
– Nonfiction: 00 words. Nonfiction (non-blog) month-to-date total: 2,900 words
– Blog Posts: 550 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 10,500 words
– E-mail: 25 e-mails. Approx. 900 new words. E-mails month-to date: 671 e-mails. Approx. 18,800 words
– Covers Designed and Finished: 0. 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
—- 2nd section of the nonfiction golf book The First Tee Panic… 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 will be new.) 300 new words in this second section.
—- Short Story titled “Long Shadows” It will be published in Smith’s Monthly #2 in November, then two months later put out as a stand-alone book. Approximately 3,000 words long.
—- Short Story titled “A Night With a Forgotten God: A Poker Boy story.” It will be published in Smith’s Monthly #2 in November, then two months later put out as a stand-alone book. Approximately 4,000 words long.
— Short Story titled “A Pity About the Delusion.” 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.