Month 2, Day 24 of this Writing in Public challenge.
Day Five of the new novel called Against Time.
Rolled out a little after 1 p.m. today. I did some e-mail and got to the snail mail and then WMG Offices by 3 p.m. I worked on the formatting still of Smith’s Monthly #1 until about 4:15 p.m.
Then I headed off to meet Kris and Terry Brooks and his wonderful wife Judine for dinner. Terry was in town for some library event and Terry had asked Kris to be on stage with him and do an interview format. So the four of us went out for a great dinner first.
Terry and Judine are wonderful people, and if you ever get a chance to talk with them, do so.
Dinner lasted for two great (but short) hours until 6:30. Kris tells me the big event went well because after dinner instead of going with them, I went back up to WMG offices to work on workshop recordings and keep going with the formatting of Smith’s Monthly. Almost got it.
Kris stopped by the offices at about 9:30 p.m. after everything was over, and I shut down and came home with her.
We spent the next two hours watching “The Voice.”
Then, by just before midnight, I started sending out the homework for the workshops. I had already looked at most of it before doing the video responses, but I had to write some of the letters to the writers still.
By the time I got all that done and took another break, I didn’t get to my writing computer until a little before 2 a.m. That was not unexpected for today, the hardest of the workshop days for me. Add in the dinner with Terry and two hours of The Voice. And all the work formatting on the magazine, I’m amazed I got to my writing computer at all today.
Tomorrow will be much better.
So between 2 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. I managed 3,650 words in three sessions of about 45 minutes or so each. A great pace for me. This book is just roaring along, although I still have no idea even what direction I am heading. But making great speed at it. Might just finish it in ten days if the book comes in around the 60,000 word range I hope it will. Feels like it might be in that range.
So a fun day.
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
Day Four…. 4,950 words. Running total… 20,200 words
Day Five…. 3,650 words. Running total… 23,850 words
Totals For Month 2, Day 24
– Daily Fiction: 3,650 words. Fiction month-to-date: 62,500 words
– Nonfiction: 00 words. Nonfiction (non-blog) month-to-date total: 2,900 words
– Blog Posts: 450 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 11,800 words
– E-mail: 35 e-mails. Approx. 1,650 new words. E-mails month-to date: 734 e-mails. Approx. 21,400 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.