Year 2, Month 6, Day 20 of this Writing in Public challenge.
Got back to writing just fine tonight. I didn’t do a lot, but got a new novel started.
Rolled out around noon today, early than I should have, and ran all over town doing errands, banking, and such. Finally got to my office in WMG Publishing around four to work on formatting Smith’s Monthly.
Then home at 6:30 for the standard nap with the white cat, dinner, news, and dishes. Then in here to do the final work on putting together the new workshop. I didn’t last long since I was so tired and around 10:30 I headed for my reading chair to rest and basically passed out for an hour.
Staggered to the television with Kris at 11:30 to watch something to try to wake up, but by 1:30 a.m. no luck, so another thirty minute nap helped.
Finally got in here around 2 a.m. and managed to finish up the post at the top about the new workshop. That will be crammed full of more information than you can even imagine, not counting a free lecture and a free book. The book and lecture will just add to the information in the workshop. You will need to listen to the lecture and read the book to get everything you can from the workshop.
Then around 2:45 I headed to my writing computer after brushing the white cat. I had no idea what I wanted to write, so looked at my title sheets I use to build titles and trigger something and I came up with Bone Tunnel. And even though that’s not a poker term, so I’ll have to figure out something else later, the title made an image flash into my mind and I fired up typing a new Cold Poker Gang novel.
With one break, I managed 1,600 words before coming back over here to this computer at 5 a.m. to do this blog. So good start on a new novel.
Topic of the Night: Our Workshops
As I was adding in the description of the new workshop to the main workshop page here under the tab above and also on the workshop web site (www.wmgpublishingworkshops.com), I realized that Kris and I have finally almost got what we sort of set out to do with these workshops.
Basically, we wanted to build a series of workshops that almost any writer with any interest or craft need could find help with.
So now we have workshops that work together in a wonderful fashion.
For example, the Depth workshop, the Character Voice workshop, and the Pacing workshop are all high level craft workshops you can take in any order. All three are challenging workshops.
The new Discoverability workshop works perfectly with the Making a Living workshop and the Productivity workshop.
Ideas and Genre Structure and Cliffhanger workshops all work well together.
And then the “How To” workshops fit together. Short Story workshop, Thriller workshop, Science Fiction workshop, and Series workshop.
Anyway, just thought I would point that out. Kind of nifty how the group of workshops are coming together.
And I am excited about the Discoverability workshop. It might have three times the information of any workshop we have done before.
And good to be back writing fiction.
Totals For Year 2, Month 6, Day 20
— Daily Fiction: 1,600 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 37,500 words
— Nonfiction: 00 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 2,500 words
— Blog Posts: 1,600 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 13,150 words
— E-mail: 15 e-mails. Approx. 500 original words. E-mails month-to date: 662 e-mails. Approx.14,900 words
— Covers Designed and Finished: 0. Covers finished month-to-date: 1 Covers
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