Writing in Public: Month 11, Day 9

Month 11, Day 9 of this Writing in Public challenge.

After yesterday, I ended up getting a lot of stuff done, but no writing today. I want to fire up on another novel, not a clue what it will be, but I’ll figure that out when I type in a title.

But I decided today to get a lot of stuff out of the way instead and get a good night’s sleep if the massive construction on the highway below our house will let me. Between here and the office, that construction is causing all sorts of problems, not counting the noise until 6 a.m. And then starting again at 8 a.m. with the day shift. Power outages and power spikes are lots of fun as well. Sigh.

So I rolled out around 1 p.m. after going to bed at 6:30 a.m., finished putting in the last of the Top Ten Killing the Sacred Cows of Indie Publishing, and got it off to WMG Publishing before 3 p.m. On time.

So in twelve hours I turned in two books. One nonfiction, one fiction.

So I headed to the WMG Publishing office at 4 p.m. after the snail mail. I worked there until 6:30 p.m. on misc. stuff and workshop stuff. Home to nap with the white cat, dinner, and news. Kris did the dishes even though she cooked because she knew I was pushed for time.

Back up to WMG offices by 6:30 p.m. and worked on workshop stuff and getting ready for the big “move” tomorrow. (Tuesday) We are having movers come in and move a bunch of stuff around the big offices. About eighty boxes of hardbacks are going up on a third level, about two hundred boxes of comics are going to a lower level and new sorting area, about two hundred boxes of misc magazines are going down there as well. And a ton of shelving units being moved around.

It will take the professional movers a lot of time to do that. I can’t even imagine doing it, which is why I am hiring help. I was just getting the organization ready and packing some boxes from shelves to get ready this summer to build the new audio room.

Home by 11 p.m. and started into the workshop stuff, not finishing that until around 1:30 a.m. because it’s a crossover week from the May online workshops ending and the June workshops starting up.

Then I went to watch some television, and by the time I got back into this office after resting, it was 3 a.m. So instead of trying to start a new novel this tired, I’m going to put up a sacred cows post and head to bed.


Totals For Month 11, Day 9

– 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: 4,100 words

– E-mail: 59 e-mails. Approx. 1,650 new words. E-mails month-to date: 307 e-mails. Approx. 6,900 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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2 Responses to Writing in Public: Month 11, Day 9

  1. I’m inspired by your “writing around, and through, real life.” The highway construction work is a good example. Your post last week about “living in your head,” another. As somebody who has sometimes let life stop the writing cold, I enjoy seeing your perseverance.

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