Writing in Public: Month 11, Day 11

Month 11, Day 11 of this Writing in Public challenge.

Interesting day, but for three days now, no writing.

Up around 12:30 p.m., again early for me and made it to the snail mail and the WMG offices around 2 to meet the movers again. (We are moving great piles of boxes of books and such from one area to another inside the same building. Crazy.)

But as I discovered when I got up, my e-mail had been attacked and my outgoing mail was shut down, so everyone I had sent assignments to for the workshops the night before didn’t get them.

It’s getting cleared, but anyone who expected to get something from me yesterday and the day before and didn’t, please e-mail me again. Luckily I have a second e-mail account.

This was a creative attack they tell me, but attacks are standard when I post these Sacred Cows post. It only succeeded in shutting down my outgoing e-mail. Annoying but nothing worse.

So all afternoon I stood around and directed traffic with the movers since, for varied reasons, I am not allowed to move boxes or pick up anything heavier than a water bottle. But as with the day before, I had to check what was in a lot of boxes before they moved them.

They got done around 6 p.m. and Kris and I headed out for dinner, then home where I first took a nap, them worked with my provider to get to the bottom of the attack this time.  We did.

Then I headed to rest and watch some television. 2 hours later it was after 2:30 a.m. and I decided I wanted to finish reading this great new book I am reading. It’s the new book Kris just finished in the Retrieval Artist series and I loved it. Great part of the large new saga she is creating.

So just finished reading that about 5 a.m., now I am writing this, and then to bed. I’ll be back writing tomorrow night.


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: 12 e-mails. Approx. 600 new words. E-mails month-to date: 366 e-mails. Approx. 8,700 words

– Covers Designed and Finished: 0. Covers finished month-to-date: 0 Covers

For projects finished in the first nine months and links to the posts, click on the Writing in Public tab above.

For projects finished this month and where you can read them, click continue reading below.

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.

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4 Responses to Writing in Public: Month 11, Day 11

  1. 1 L Loyd says:

    This has happened before? I guess it is part of the cost of doing (this) business.

    • dwsmith says:

      Oh, sure, Kris got knocked off a number of times when doing her blog. We are moderately secure, but there are always ways people find who are mad at you and have more time on their hands than constructive things to do. Part of the world, sadly. But I have three more of these coming just to finish this book, all written and just being spaced out a little. Might get interesting. (grin)

  2. Joseph Bradshire says:

    A cyber attack? That’s just low. Trolls indeed!

  3. So sorry you’ve been dealing with attacks! I always learn something from your Sacred Cows series even when I don’t do everything you suggest. Thank you for sharing. :-)

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