Day 29 of this Writing in Public challenge.
Day eight of the novel.
A typical Thursday for me in a number of ways. Got up around 1 p.m., did a little e-mail and then headed to WMG Publishing for the weekly Thursday meetings by 2 p.m.
Got those done around 6 p.m., Kris and I went out and had dinner, home and napping by 7:30 p.m. Back to my writing office by 9 p.m. after watching some news.
Decided before doing the workshop homework, I’d do a session first, but instead managed two sessions of about 800 words with a short break between, each stopping at around 11 p.m. to work on the workshop stuff.
It took me an hour and a half to do the responses and record a response video for the Cliffhanger workshop, then went back to work. Picked up speed and managed to get another 3,200 words in three sessions of about 1,000 words each. Each of those sessions took me about 45 minutes, so the book is flying along when I’m actually typing on it.
Took a little longer break and worked on changing passwords for the lectures, wrote the first part of this, then went back and did another session of about a thousand words. (I round to the nearest 50 words.) So ended up with 5,800 words for the day at around 4:30 a.m.
At least got the novel past 40,000 words in eight days.
I’ll pick up speed now toward the end, even though I have a lot of other work to do this weekend on all kinds of other projects, including Smith’s Monthly.
Novel World Count
Day One: 1,000 words
Day Two: 8,200 words
Day Three: 10,150 words
Day Four: 4,250 words
Day Five: 3,050 words
Day Six: 3,800 words
Day Seven: 4,150 words
Day Eight: 5,800 words
Total words on the novel so far: 40,400 words in eight days.
Totals For Day 29
Daily Fiction: 5,800 words. Fiction month-to-date: 72,000 words
Nonfiction: 0 words. Nonfiction (non-blog) month-to-date total: 1,000 words
Blog Posts: 800 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 20,050 words
E-mail: 30 e-mails. (Base e-mails… not including all the group e-mails going out to lectures) Approx. 650 new words. E-mails month-to date: 762 e-mails. Approx. 22,350 words.
(For a list of the nine stories and projects finished so far this month, and where they will appear, click the “continue reading” link…)
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
— Part 1-3 of The Adventures of Hawk. It will first appear in Smith’s Monthly #1, October 2013. Eventually in later 2014 the first volume will appear in book form. (Approx. 4,100 words for first three chapters… about 1,000 were new)
— “The Big Tick in Time.” It will first appear in Smith’s Monthly #1, October 2013. Then as a stand-alone story in January, 2014. (Approx. 4,000 words)
— Dust and Kisses a futuristic romance novel (science fiction romance). It will first appear completely in Smith’s Monthly #1, October 2013. Then as a stand-alone novel in January, 2014. (Approx. 57,000 words…about 5,000 of them were new this month.)
— “The Case of the Dog-Bit Arm” A Pilgrim Hugh Incident. It will first appear in Smith’s Monthly #1, October 2013. Then as a stand-alone story in January, 2014. (Approx. 3,000 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 late Spring of 2014. (Approx. 20,000 words… About 4,000 of them were new.)
— 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 for first three chapters… about half were new)
— “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)
— “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)
— “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)