Day 15 of this Writing in Public challenge.
No new words of fiction today and even though it’s still early for me at 3:00, I’m tossing in the towel and going to rest.
Started off the day by crawling out around 11 AM after being up until almost 5:30 AM. I woke up and couldn’t go back to sleep and since I had to be up early anyway, just stayed up. (Ughhh… felt like someone had stuck gauze in my eyes all day and I only have one eye. I need a full night’s sleep it seems, unlike in my youth. This getting old sucks at times. (grin))
I did e-mail, then headed off to errands and WMG Publishing for regular Thursday meetings that lasted until 6 PM.
Then off to a wonderful Mexican dinner with some writers who were visiting here in town and finally home by 8 pm feeling exhausted. So I went to take a nap and woke up around 10:30 pm feeling worse.
Got something to eat, watched some television to try to wake up, then did some e-mails and wrote a blog Allyson wanted me to do for the WMG Publishing web site on the release next week of Fiction River: Timestreams. I was the editor on that volume and I’m excited at all the great stories I found for it. Information on www.fictionriver.com and the blog will be up on Monday on www.wmgpublishing.com.
And by the way, a great story by Scott William Carter for Fiction River: Timestreams is now up as a free audio podcast on www.wmgpublishing.com. Worth the listen, folks. An amazing story by an amazing writer.
After the blog for WMG, I did another quick article on the online workshops we do because it’s been a year doing the workshops. I want to at least talk about each one a little to celebrate the year.
Now I’m doing this blog and then headed for more rest. Tomorrow should be a good day writing and I’ll pick up speed through next week.
A side note: In the meetings today we did a bunch of work on Smith’s Monthly and how all that’s going to be handled with the proofing and such. I need to get WMG Publishing the first issue to head into proofs on September 1st and with luck next week we’ll have the start of the web site up as well. So things are moving, just not enough new writing to suit me at the moment.
Yeah, that’s a standard writer refrain, isn’t it? (grin)
Totals For Day 15
Daily Fiction: Not one damn new word. Fiction month-to-date: 20,900 words
Nonfiction: 1,000 words. Nonfiction (non-blog) month-to-date total: 1,000 words
Blog Posts: 1,200 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 10,500 words
E-mail: 25 e-mails. (Now that is a sane amount.) Approx. 500 new words. E-mails month-to date: 433 e-mails. Approx. 14,800 words.
Stories and Projects Done So Far
and Where You Will Be Able to Find Them
— “Eyes on My Cards” A Doc Hill crime story. It will first appear in Fiction River Special Edition: Crime in February, 2014. (Approx. 3,900 words)
— “The Road Back” A Doc Hill crime story. It will appear as a free promotion for the novel Dead Money on Kobo and also in Smith’s Monthly #1, October 2013. Then as a stand-alone story in January, 2014. (Approx. 6,100 words)
— “The Secrets of Yesterday” A Poker Boy story. It will first appear in Smith’s Monthly #1, October 2013. Then as a stand-alone story in January, 2014. (Approx. 3,400 words)
— Part 1-3 of The Life and Times of Buffalo Jimmy. It will first appear in Smith’s Monthly #1, October 2013. Eventually in later 2014 the first volume will appear in book form. (Approx. 4,300 words)
— Nonfiction Golf Book… 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 Spring of 2014. (Approx. 20,000 words)