Yup, Wrote a Thunder Mountain Story…

Hope those of you in the States had a good holiday. Kris and I had a perfect one for us this year, since we got really overwhelmed with people last month. We just made it a regular day. I cooked a turkey for our regular dinner time, and it was quiet. Wonderful.

I spent hours up at WMG working on workshops and moving parts of the store around, then cooked dinner, then back up to WMG offices for two more hours of the same stuff.

Then home to watch a little television, then I got in here after some email to write. Sadly, by the time I got to writing after doing some other stuff and a second nap, it was 3 a.m.

So I sat down and grabbed a title which I then changed to Hot Springs Meadow after I realized I was writing a Thunder Mountain story. Thunder Mountain stories are always a trick, with me waving my hands a lot to wrap what is always a novel start down into a short story. Just the nature of the series. A complex time-travel western series.

I wrote 1,100 words, took a break, then came back at 4:15 a.m. and wrote until I was done at 2,900 words at 5:30 a.m. I think it wraps into a short story. Enough to put it in the collection for this month anyway, unlike the start last night.

So far, here is the November Short Story Challenge. (10th through 30th.. I will have covers in a few days as well.)

1… Under the Skin of Death… 4,400 words…. Total words so far… 4,400 words.
2… Half a Clue… 3,700 words… Total words so far… 8,100 words
3… That Human Fear… 1,700 words… Total words so far… 9,800
4… The Remarkable Way She Died… 2,100 words… Total words so far… 11,900
5… Under Glass… 2,700… Total words so far… 14,600
6… Remembering the Last Laughter… 1,700 words… Total words so far… 16,300
7… A One-Shoe Victory… 2,100 words… Total words so far… 18,400
8… The Man Who Tasted the Other Side… 2,100 words… Total words so far… 20,500
9… Stranger in the Shadows… 2,200 words… Total words so far… 22,700
10… Wrong Turn… 2,300 words… Total words so far… 25,000
11… Hot Springs Meadow… 2,900 words… Total words so far… 27,900

So total writing time today… 2.25 hours.
Total work time…7 hours.

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SIGNING UP FOR WORKSHOPS…

There are now two ways to sign up for the Regular Monthly workshops. Either write me directly and have me sign you up on the list or simply click sign up on Teachable.

Those of you with credits from either the Kickstarter or the certificate special we just offered, you must write me to sign up.

Those who would just like to sign up directly can do so on Teachable at any point. December workshops are there.

Nice to have some options on that.

Class #61… Dec 5th … Think Like a Publisher
Class #62… Dec 5th … Endings
Class #63… Dec 5th … Point of View
Class #64… Dec 5th … Writing Mysteries
Class #65… Dec 5th … Speed
Class #66… Dec 5th … Teams in Fiction
Class #67… Dec 6th … Depth in Writing
Class #68… Dec 6th … How to Edit Your Own Work
Class #69… Dec 6th … Character Development
Class #70… Dec 6th … Writing Secondary Plot Lines
Class #71… Dec 6th … Advanced Depth
Class #72… Dec 6th … Novel Structure

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