Smith’s Monthly Updates
I don’t talk much here about my magazine, but I have the covers down the side and I do talk about writing the novels in the issues. So I figure the magazine is just sort of an awareness of people who come here.
But honestly, after spending the last few hours getting SmithsMonthly.com web site updated with the last six issues and getting the tab here for Smith’s Monthly updated, I sort of realized what I have done.
You know how things sort of sneak up on you when you are not looking and having fun? Well, this afternoon I did the cover for Smith’s Monthly #35. I am working on the novel for #34 and I have published 33 issues. (Paper copies of the last three will go out shortly, but subscribers and Patreon supporters have them all.)
That takes a moment to sink in. Every word in every issue mine completely. And I did the cover for every issue as well.
Each issue is about the size of Asimov’s Magazine with four short stories and a full novel and novel serial and other stuff at times.
And in two more issues I will have done that for three straight years, if I can get #36 out sometime between now and the end of September, which I don’t see being a problem.
You want to see something kind of wild? Click on the tab above called Smith’s Monthly Short Stories and see the titles, by issue, of the 147 short stories.
That’s right, I have published 147 short stories in 33 issues.
No one in the history of publishing has done this, and honestly, it wouldn’t be possible without indie publishing existing and the incredible support of Allyson, Judy, and Dayle at WMG Publishing. Thank you!!
33 novels, 147 short stories, and other stuff including a couple non-fiction books in 33 issues in 33 months.
And still going strong.
Sorry, after spending a few hours just getting all the Smith’s Monthly stuff caught up, I just had to stop for a moment and shake my head at the fact of 33 issues.
In 33 months.
Yeah, I am that crazy, which is, I suppose, why some of you stop by here.
Sometimes the impossible really is possible.
August Online Workshops
Still lots of room in these except the Short Story workshop. It is now sold out, but the two new ones still have room. All details at www.wmgpublishingworkshops.com
THE WORKSHOPS START IN ONE WEEK
Class #11… Aug 2nd … The Business of Writing
Class #12… Aug 2nd … Expectations (Writing on the Rails)
Class #13… Aug 2nd … Writing Mysteries
Class #14… Aug 2nd … Ideas into Stories
Class #15… Aug 2nd … Teams in Fiction
Class #16… Aug 3rd … Depth in Writing
Class #17… Aug 3rd … Plotting With Depth
Class #18… Aug 3rd … Writing Fiction Sales Copy
Class #19… Aug 3rd … Writing and Selling Short Stories (Full)
Class #20… Aug 3rd … Advanced Depth
Classic Workshops and Lectures are also available at any time.
Topic of the Night: Sacred Cows
I am going to be doing a chapter in the next few days on Failure in Publishing. How that myth kills so many people. So stay tuned.
The Writing of Freezeout: A Cold Poker Gang Novel
Day 1… 1,050 words. Total words so far… 1,050 words.
Day 2… 2,850 words. Total words so far… 3,900 words.
Day 3… 800 words. Total words so far… 4,700 words.
Day 4… 4,700 words. Total words so far… 9,400 words.
Day 5… 3,200 words. Total words so far… 12,600 words.
Day 6… 3,100 words. Total words so far… 15,700 words.
Day 7… 3,400 words. Total words so far… 19,100 words.
Totals For Year 3, Month 12, Day 26
Writing in Public blog streak… Day 1,041
10,000 steps streak… Day 26
— Daily Fiction: 00 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 49,100 words
— Nonfiction: 00 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 00 words
— Blog Posts: 500 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 13,200 words
— E-mail: 31 e-mails. Approx. 1,900 original words. E-mails month-to date: 477 e-mails. Approx. 30,600 words
— Covers Designed and Finished: 1. Covers finished month-to-date: 8 Covers
— Year of Short Fiction Goal: 120 stories. Stories finished to date: 8 stories.
— Yearly Novel Goal: 12 Novels. Novels finished to date: 0 novels.
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