Time for streak updates. I’ve gotten a number reported in already and will get the updates posted on the page in the next day or so. Easier to just do a bunch of them at once on these static pages. Great job to those of you who made it through the summer months without missing. It’s the hardest time. Great work, folks.
On the weight and running front, I’m down another five pounds since I last reported in here and have done some decent long walks as well, and a bunch of exercise and workouts. So the training and weight loss is staying on target and actually I’m feeling better by the day. Kris and I have I-Phones and there is a nifty app called “Lose It” that we are tracking what we eat and weight and stuff. Makes it almost like a game, weirdly enough. Anyway, just two more pounds until I reach the weight I said I would start running steadily, and that I think my old knees can handle. One year from the first weekend in October is the marathon date in Boise, and I’m still on track and on target, frighteningly enough. More updates as time goes along.
Some of the workshops I announced for next year are starting to get close to filling, so if you are thinking about the workshops next year, e-mail me and get on the list at least while you make your final decision. It’s a great list of workshops and people seem to be pretty excited about it.
Again, the most important workshops we are giving next year is the marketing workshop, followed closely by the Character Voice workshops. Those are very, very important workshops to try to make if you can if you have finished a novel and are aiming at becoming a selling fiction writer.
Next weekend (September 12th) Kris and I will be doing another weekend called “The Fiction Career” or called by some “The Kris and Dean Show.” It’s open to anyone at any level and can fit two more. It covers in a weekend the publishing industry from how to write a story that sells to editor’s offices and how books get bought in New York. For anyone thinking they want to get into fiction publishing. Write me if you can make it.
The last master class is right on target as well, with a great group of people getting ready to show up here in October for two weeks of very intense work on their writing. This last master class is full and will be a blast because of the great people coming. All seven instructors are on course to make it as well, so all is good so far. I’m looking forward to it.
Get those streak updates to me if you haven’t already. And late Sunday evening I will post the next installment of Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing. This one is about rewriting. It ought to be fun, to say the least.