One Week Marker
Hit both of my new challenges for one week. Seven stories, seven days over 10,000 steps. Close a couple of times, but still going. A summary of the hours I spent this week below.
Off to banks, then up to WMG Publishing, then off to walk with two other professional writers, then back to WMG offices.
Home to cook dinner around 7:30 after running out to the first store to deliver some books. Then I finished up my steps and took a nap.
Too long, got groggy, so it took me almost until 1 a.m. to wake up enough to get started writing.
July Story Challenge Day Seven
1 a.m. I started looking at my title sheets. Found one half title that said, “Lawyer’s Holiday.” I stuck another half title on it and started writing and after about two pages took the other part of the title off.
The story turned out to be another Ghost of a Chance story.
I managed 900 words by 2 a.m.
Took a break to rest my eyes, then did 1,200 words by 3:15 a.m.
Another short break, another 1,000 words by 4 a.m.
Another break, finished the story just at 5 a.m. at 4,500 words. Printed it off and got it to Kris to read.
She liked the Thunder Mountain story from yesterday.
Basic time. Writing time: 4 hours. Exercise: 2.5 hours. Day job: 5.5 hours.
Summary Times for the Week
Writing time: 7 short stories…25,300 words… 25 hours.
Exercise: 35 miles…. 17.5 hours (some prep time each day).
Day job: 38 hours.
August Online Workshops
All details at www.wmgpublishingworkshops.com
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
Class #20… Aug 3rd … Advanced Depth
Classic Workshops and Lectures are also available at any time.
Topic of the Night: No time once again tonight
Tomorrow, honest, I’ll do a topic on “Play Ethic.” Should be fun if I can get the story done early enough. (grin)
And once I get the seventh cover done tomorrow, I’ll do blurbs for each story here as an example. None of these stories will be for sale for some time, so not trying to sell them, just trying to show how to do blurbs since I teach a Sales class on that very topic. (grin)
STORIES FROM JULY (Second Year)
Story #1… July 1… The Case of the Simple Passage…. 3,750 words.
Story #2… July 2… Meeting the Sunset Kid… 4,650 words
Story #3… July 3… The Man Who Used Shrill Whispers… 2,400 words
Story #4… July 4… He Meant No Harm… 1,900 words
Story #5… July 5… Death in the Morning… 4,600 words
Story #6… July 6… The House at Thunder Rock… 3,500 words
Story #7… July 7… Lawyer’s Holiday… 4,500 words
Totals For Year 3, Month 12, Day 7
Writing in Public blog streak… Day 1,023
10,000 steps streak… Day 7
— Daily Fiction: 4,500 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 25,300 words
— Nonfiction: 00 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 00 words
— Blog Posts: 300 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 4,400 words
— E-mail: 14 e-mails. Approx. 600 original words. E-mails month-to date: 143 e-mails. Approx. 9,800 words
— Covers Designed and Finished: 1. Covers finished month-to-date: 6 Covers
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