Month 4, Day 28 of this Writing in Public challenge.
Sector Justice novel on hold for the moment.
Went to bed a little after 3 a.m., crawled out twelve hours later. I was up for an hour or so somewhere in the middle of all that, but I think I was tired. Wow. Kris just let me sleep.
Spent what was left of my afternoon talking with Kris, then headed to WMG Publishing to switch over all the online workshops to December.
Note: If you are signed up for a December Online workshop and didn’t get a letter from me, write me. And there are openings in all December workshops as well if interested. They are starting next week.
The Pacing workshop and the Promotions workshop are both pretty tough. Just warning you. (grin)
Then I came home and had a late dinner with Kris and we spent until around 11 p.m. or so just sitting and talking. Then I headed in here and got all the Lecture passwords switched and everyone who had signed up for a lecture sent new lecture passwords for December.
So by 3 a.m. I had all the online workshops started and all invites out, and all the lecture passwords for December mailed to everyone as well. And I’ll start the coast anthology workshop invites this weekend.
The new lecture (#12…The Stages of a Fiction Writer) is one I’m pretty happy with. It’s a way of marking your progress not on sales, but on progress and learning as a storyteller. I’ve done an eight minute version of this in some workshops, but this is eleven full videos, well over an hour, explaining the levels and how to know where you are at as a writer and what is above you to work towards.
So by 3:30 a.m. I headed over to the writing computer and worked at the Poker Boy short story. I woke up thinking I knew the ending, but alas, as I got typing today, the ending I woke up with didn’t work because of the complexity of time travel in the story. So I just kept writing the next sentence until I had another 800 words. This is going to be a pretty cool Poker Boy story as soon as I can figure out where it’s going. It’s certainly going to be a longer one.
So it’s now 5 a.m. and I’m going to go watch some mind-numbing television and maybe have a better day writing tomorrow. We shall see. But it was still a great day today.
For the first time in 41 straight years, I didn’t cook a turkey today. What a relief. Just me and Kris doing nothing. No pressure from anyone.
A flipping wonderful day.
Totals For Month 4, Day 28
– Daily Fiction: 800 words. Fiction month-to-date: 52,100 words
– Nonfiction: 0 words. Nonfiction (non-blog) month-to-date total: 1,350 words
– Blog Posts: 350 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 11,500 words
– E-mail: (a billion, but not a lot original) 37 e-mails. Approx. 800 new words. E-mails month-to date: 580 e-mails. Approx. 23,350 words
– Covers Designed and Finished: 0. Covers finished month-to-date: 8 Covers
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