Month 2, Day 29 of this Writing in Public challenge.
Day ten of the new novel called Against Time. As I said yesterday, looks like this will be a 15 day novel just like the one I started in August.
Part two of this really early winter storm hit today. Luckily for us, the worst of it went to the north of us, so we only got about 70 mph winds here at the house. And I think in the last 48 hours we did about 6 inches of rain. Not a bad storm in the winter, but with trees still covered in leaves, this was a dangerous one.
And the ditch I dug yesterday held just fine and got deeper with all the water flowing through it. (grin)
Anyhow, I rolled out around 1 p.m. and made it to the professional writer’s lunch at 2 p.m. just fine. Power stayed on, so we had a great lunch and some good talk about writing.
I came home around 4:30 p.m. and had a plan on doing some workshop stuff, then just spending the rest of the evening writing. I did that workshop work until about 6 p.m. when Kris got home and I helped with groceries and stuff, then headed for the standard nap.
Dinner and news and back up to this office by 8 p.m., just as the power flickered and went out.
It came back on quickly, but then flickered again.
This internet computer is a year old, but my writing computer is a brand new big Mac. I have battery back-ups on both, but I never trust those things completely. So I left my writing computer off and decided that while the power was still on, I would keep doing more workshop stuff and end of the month stuff to get ahead on this older computer.
By midnight the power was still up, so I went and watched a little television, then got back here and did a little more work on workshops and stuff, then fired up my writing computer around 2 a.m. Not what I had hoped. (grin)
I managed to get 2,150 words done in two sessions of 50 minutes each, then when the power flickered again, I shut down my writing computer just before 4 a.m.
But I still got a lot done. New lecture on Lester Dent’s Master Plot formula is now up and ready and I got all the workshop passwords out to everyone for October. And I started the switch-over to the October workshops that will be starting a week from tomorrow.
Also, I’ll do a month-end summary Monday night after the month is over. So a good day, even though not a lot of writing with the wind and storm blowing.
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
Day Six…. 3,050 words. Running total… 26,900 words
Day Seven…. 6,500 words. Running total… 33,400 words
Day Eight…. 2,800 words. Running total… 36,200 words
Day Nine…. 2,300 words. Running total… 38,500 words
Day Ten…. 2,150 words. Running total… 40,650 words
Totals For Month 2, Day 29
– Daily Fiction: 2,150 words. Fiction month-to-date: 79,300 words
– Nonfiction: 00 words. Nonfiction (non-blog) month-to-date total: 2,900 words
– Blog Posts: 1,050 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 15,350 words
– E-mail: 31 e-mails. Approx. 1,100 new words. E-mails month-to date: 819 e-mails. Approx. 23,800 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.