A DAY OF PROGRESS
Lots and lots done today. Feels good.
Made it up to WMG around 1:30 p.m. after running errands and worked there on collection and store stuff until 3:30 p.m. Then worked on Smith’s Monthly before heading out to walk.
Back after the walk to continue on Smith’s Monthly. Got it all the way laid out so all I need now is table of contents and a few more ads and off it goes to the printer.
Home to cook dinner, then do e-mail, then I took a nap (a productive thing to do), then read some stories, then got back into this office to do a writing session.
Got 900 words done before heading to watch some television.
Back in here around 1:30 a.m. to do another session on the novel. Another 1,200 words. Novel is going right along now. No idea where, but it’s going.
Took a break, did another 1,200 word session starting at 2:30 a.m. before moving over to do the topic of the night post and this post.
3,300 words today.
For those wondering about how I stay with the numbers I suggested on that topic post above, just think of all my work on the stores and at WMG in meetings and such as my day job. So my work on Smith’s Monthly is production, and my work slowly getting this blog together is promotion. I tend to short shift the promotion by my calculations, but the rest is about right. I do manage about 15-20 hours per week on the writing beyond my day job.
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: Balance of the Parts of Publishing
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.
Day 23.. 3,300 words. Total words so far… 51,600 words.
Totals For Year 3, Month 7, Day 11
Writing in Public blog streak… Day 874
— Daily Fiction: 3,300 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 7,500 words
— Nonfiction: 00 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 00 words
— Blog Posts: 1,300 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 9,100 words
— E-mail: 15 e-mails. Approx. 500 original words. E-mails month-to date: 216 e-mails. Approx. 10,600 words
— Covers Designed and Finished: 0. Covers finished month-to-date: 0 Covers
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