Month 11, Day 8 of this Writing in Public challenge.
Brain turning to mush now at 6:30 a.m., but got everything done, which I find amazing.
Rolled out around 1 p.m. and made it to the writer’s meeting by 2 p.m. Stayed there talking until around 5 p.m., then headed to my office at WMG Publishing and worked on workshop stuff for a while.
Home and a nap with the white cat at 6:30, followed by dinner, news, and dishes. (Kris cooks, I do dishes.) Then into this office.
Since this is a crossover week, I spent from 9 p.m. until 11:30 doing workshop stuff. Luckily I had done a bunch of the reading ahead, just had to write letters and do videos. Walter got a part in the Thriller video, but it wasn’t thrilling. (grin)
Then I went and watched a little television. Then by midnight, I was back up here and working on the 9th Killing the Top Ten Sacred Cows of Indie Publishing.
I got all 2,900 words of it done by 2:30 with two breaks, and then started in on the 10th. Got that done, all 1,900 words of that with one break by 3:15 a.m. Then I wrote an 800 word introduction to the book by 4:30 a.m. after a long break.
So 5,600 words of nonfiction. Again, all the chapters on the book will be up here, but I had to get it all done tonight and turned in to WMG Publishing by tomorrow. All turned in now.
Then I went after Smith’s Monthly #10, putting it together to get it turned in for proofing. By 5 a.m. I had it all together except for the two serial novels.
So over to the writing computer I went where I had the three chapters of each stored, but they needed to be worked over. I wrote 500 new words on one and 350 new words on the second one, all transition stuff, put them in the file with the rest of the book in the right place, and turned that in to WMG Publishing as well.
Two different books finished in one night. Now that’s weird for even me. But now it’s after 6:30 a.m. and I’m going to go fall down. Hopefully on the bed.
Totals For Month 11, Day 8
— Daily Fiction: 850 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 14,100 words
— Nonfiction: 5,600 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 14,700 words
— Blog Posts: 500 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 4,100 words
— E-mail: 63 e-mails. Approx. 1,850 new words. E-mails month-to date: 248 e-mails. Approx. 6,250 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 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.