Month 11, Day 10 of this Writing in Public challenge.
First off, thank you everyone for the kind comments, both privately and in the comments section, on that last Sacred Cows chapter. Really appreciated.
And as I figured, that post made some people mad, so got a few nasty ones as well. Standard troll stuff.
This post tonight is going to be a short one since I am about four hours ahead of my normal blog time. Long day. And the internet is about to go down here. (Scheduled because of the stupid construction on the highway below us.) So I figured I would get this done and posted and then if I stay up and get more work done, I can add to this after the internet comes back up.
Rolled out way early today at noon, (like someone who gets up at seven in the morning getting up at 5 instead) and made it to the WMG offices by 1 p.m. to meet the movers.
I am not allowed (for various reasons) to pick up a box, but I stuck with them and looked in every box to make sure we were getting things to the right places. We got about halfway done with the moving in 5 hours, so they will be back tomorrow to get the other half. They moved a massive amount of books, and as another writer who had stopped by at one point said, I have some of the strangest and coolest stuff.
Some of this has been mine, like the six or seven Staples file boxes full of watches, but some of it I got in that large estate three years ago from my friend Bill. I have never really even looked in some of the boxes from the estate. I still don’t have a clue what’s in many of those.
So even though I didn’t do any real lifting of anything, by 6 p.m. I was exhausted. (Part of that might have been from turning in two books yesterday and then getting up early. You think? (grin))
So Kris came by and we went out for dinner, then I got home around 8 p.m. and crashed out with the white cat for an hour.
Then slowly, from 9 p.m. until midnight, I worked on the last of the crossover workshop stuff, getting it all done for the week. Then downstairs to sit and watch television for a time.
Now it’s almost 2 a’m. and the internet is about to go off. Back maybe, or this might be it for the night.
(I’m back for a fun picture of the night.)
Kevin J. Anderson put together a great collection of stories by many of us who had spent Christmas together in Eugene. Each Christmas Eve I would cook a large turkey dinner, then we would go to another house to open $1.00 gifts, then we would go to another house to read stories to each other we had written for the night.
A great time. And the picture below is a fun one. I am pretending to pass out from too much turkey. Debra Gray De Noux is pretending to pump my stomach while Kevin J. Anderson and Kris look on in puzzlement. I love the look on Kris’s face. (grin)
I think either Nina Kiriki Hoffman or Jerry Oltion or Dave Bishop took the picture. Also at the parties were Jerry and Kathy Oltion, Dave Bishop, Ray Vukcevich, Kim Antieau, Mario Milosovich, Robecca Moesta, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Chris and Steve York, Kent Patterson, and once Dave Wolverton (Farland). Among others I am sure I am not remembering.
In the book Kevin put together last year jumping from these fun Christmas Eves, there are stories by Kevin J. Anderson, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Rebecca Moesta, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Debra Gray and O’Neil De Noux, Jerry Oltion, Kathy Oltion, Kent Patterson, Ray Vukcevich, and Kim Antieau.
Picture has to be around 1988 or so.
Totals For Month 11, Day 10
– Daily Fiction: 00 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 14,100 words
– Nonfiction: 00 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 14,700 words
– Blog Posts: 500 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 4,600 words
– E-mail: 47 e-mails. Approx. 1,200 new words. E-mails month-to date: 354 e-mails. Approx. 8,100 words
– Covers Designed and Finished: 0. Covers finished month-to-date: 0 Covers
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Stories and Projects Finished This Month So Far
In order of production with the most recent at the top.
— Finished and turned in July Smith’s Monthly #10.
— Finished the book Killing the Top Ten Sacred Cows of Indie Publishing. It will appear later in June.
— Finished the introduction to July Smith’s Monthly #10.
— Finished the short story “Skiing the Graveyard of Souls.” It will appear in July Smith’s Monthly and then in a stand-alone form at some point after that.
— Finished the novel Heaven Painted as a Poker Chip: A Ghost of a Chance novel. It will appear in July Smith’s Monthly and then in a stand-alone form in October.