Month 9, Day 8 of this Writing in Public challenge.
2 p.m. seems to be working for me now. Got out of bed at that point three days in a row, almost to the minute.
I managed to get some e-mail done, then to the snail mail, then to the deli at the store for some lunch, then to the WMG office by 4 p.m.
I worked on workshop stuff at the office for a couple of hours, then Kris called and asked if I wanted to walk from the office around the mall and back. Since I’m working on getting over 5,000 steps each day now (and have hit it three days in a row), I said sure.
After the walk, I headed home for the standard nap with the white cat, dinner, news, and dishes. Then I headed back up to the office at 8:30 p.m. and worked on more workshop stuff until 10:30 p.m., then home and did some more until about 11:15.
Then I moved over to the writing computer and finished adding the extra into the story “A Pinch of How Rosie Lived.” I added in just at 1,000 new words and got the story printed out for Kris to read.
Then headed downstairs to watch the Voice, making it back up here around 2 a.m.
I then decided that the story I had in Amazing Stories in 1989 needed a quick run-through. After all, that story was written back in the late 1980s, over twenty-five years ago. And I wanted the version I’m going to put into Smith’s Monthly to be better and different from the story in Amazing 25 years ago. It’s a cat story and since Amazing was going down at that point, very, very few people saw it even then. But I like the story and when I mentioned it to Kris, she even remembered it, which is stunning, actually. It will be good to give the story a new life.
I ended up adding in about 300 new words. Mostly transitions and adding in a chapter structure which will work nifty when I put the story out as a stand-alone book in six months or so.
That took about an hour total for me to get that done and printed and to Kris to read in the morning.
Then at 3 a.m. I wrote the introduction to Smith’s Monthly #8 and got that printed out and to Kris to read in the morning as well. It was about 800 words.
This issue will have five short stories in it. One a reprint from Fiction River #5, one a reprint from a 1989 Amazing Stories, and three never published stories. Plus the new novel and the two serials and some poetry, like normal. First time I’ve put five stories into an issue.
Next I spent from 4 a.m. to 5:30 digging out old poems. I have a huge box of them, actually.
Done writing for the night. 1,300 new words of fiction, 800 words of nonfiction.
I’m going finish the 5th story tomorrow, fix the novel, and get Smith’s Monthly #8 turned in tomorrow to WMG Publishing for proofing, then my plan is to start a new novel on Thursday.
Stay tuned. No clue what it will be. Not one. But it should ramp up the word count every day. (grin)
Totals For Month 9, Day 8
– Daily Fiction: 1,300 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 13,325 words
– Nonfiction: 800 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 1,400 words
– Blog Posts: 550 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 4,050 words
– E-mail: 26 e-mails. Approx. 1,100 new words. E-mails month-to date: 178 e-mails. Approx. 6,550 words
– Covers Designed and Finished: 0. Covers finished month-to-date: 0 Covers
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