Totally crazy day all around.
Made it to WMG offices around 1 p.m. for meetings, then took off around 2:30 while the meeting was still going on to join Billy and Josh who were packing up the large X-Files collection we bought yesterday. It was raining, so we needed my van, which we filled and a bunch of Billy’s car as well. Big collection from an avid collector.
So back to meetings, then talked with Billy for a time about the collection, then Kris came back and we went out to dinner.
Back to the office for a number of hours to work on Smith’s Monthly.
This weekend or Monday I should have an issue for Paetron supporters and subscribers. Then a second one will be right behind that. And Heinlein’s Rules book will be out this month, later on.
Home here to work on workshop stuff and e-mail. Then a bunch of television.
MARCH WORKSHOP LIST
All of the March online workshops below have openings.
Also note that in April the AUTHOR VOICE workshop will be starting and I am taking sign-ups for that as well. It’s going to be a great workshop. If you want to learn how to understand and recognize your own author voice, how to alter your voice depending on stories, or even write invisible voice, and a ton more, that workshop will be for you.
Remember, each regular online workshop is six weeks long and takes about 3-4 hours per week to do at your own pace and your own time during the week.
All workshops have openings.
Class #21… Mar 7th … Pitches and Blurbs
Class #22… Mar 7th … How to Write Thrillers
Class #23… Mar 7th … Adding Suspense to Your Writing
Class #24… Mar 7th … Plotting With Depth
Class #25… Mar 8th … Character Development
Class #26… Mar 8th … Depth in Writing
Class #27… Mar 8th … Advanced Character and Dialog
Class #28… Mar 9th … Cliffhangers
Class #29… Mar 9th … Pacing Your Novel
Class #30… Mar 9th … Advanced Depth
Classic Workshops and Lectures are also available at any time.
Full descriptions of the workshops and how to sign up under the Online Workshop tab above.
TOPIC OF THE NIGHT: Nothing Tonight
Between the focus on the planning meetings at WMG, the nifty collection, and Smith’s Monthly, I didn’t get much focus on the novel again tonight.
For those wondering, I started Dead Hand in late November. The slowness has nothing at all to do with the book. Just my focus.
But one good thing about this novel being slow. Now I can officially tell people it takes me about three or four months to write a novel. That always makes people happy. A lot happier than telling them I can write a novel in ten to fifteen days when focused. (grin)
The Writing of Dead Hand: A Cold Poker Gang Mystery
(List shortened down because I have a hunch this is going to take some more days to finish. And I am fairly certain this book will not end up as long as the words I have put into it. Normal for writing a puzzle mystery into the dark.)
Day 17.. 1,100 words. Total words so far… 30,250 words.
Day 18.. 2,150 words. Total words so far… 32,400 words.
Day 19.. 1,700 words. Total words so far… 34,100 words.
Day 20.. 1,100 words. Total words so far… 35,200 words.
Day 21.. 1,050 words. Total words so far… 36,250 words.
Day 22.. 2,050 words. Total words so far… 38,300 words.
Day 23.. 1,850 words. Total words so far… 40,150 words.
Day 24.. 3,950 words. Total words so far… 44,100 words.
Day 25.. 2,000 words. Total words so far… 46,100 words.
Day 26.. 1,050 words. Total words so far… 47,150 words.
Day 27.. 1,150 words. Total words so far… 48,300 words.
Totals For Year 3, Month 7, Day 10
Writing in Public blog streak… Day 873
— Daily Fiction: 00 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 4,200 words
— Nonfiction: 00 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 00 words
— Blog Posts: 4,000 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 7,800 words
— E-mail: 11 e-mails. Approx. 400 original words. E-mails month-to date: 201 e-mails. Approx. 10,100 words
— Covers Designed and Finished: 0. Covers finished month-to-date: 0 Covers
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