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1/3/17 Daily

Date Not Sinking In Yet…

Still getting settled into the new year. But I really like my new system of tracking over on the right of the page the running days and the writing amounts per day.

And by having to pay attention to what I learned each day, that seems to be giving me some focus as well. So with the adjustment yesterday, I have a hunch this new system will really work for me.

With all the workshop stuff today and me shifting my schedule back slightly, I only managed 1,200 words on the novel, but I also got five miles on the exercise.

What I Learned Today (Streak Day 3)

Right out of the gate this morning was the news that Kobo bought (or became a major partner in) Tolino. I believe Kobo is going to be a power player in books around the world and this is just another example of that building they are doing toward that goal. So that was a fun thing today.

I have a friend investigating information about some tax provisions for health insurance premiums in corporations that was just passed in a new law. I will be talking with my accountant as well about it and will report back when I am certain.

And by trying to explain some craft tricks for the endings workshop, I got a deeper understanding of some of the elements of craft and endings of stories. (Week three for those of you taking the workshop.)

So a fun day today.



January online workshops are starting so figured I would get the February list up.

All workshops have openings at the moment. The new workshop starting in February is Writing Secondary Plot Lines, which should be great fun.

Any questions at all, feel free to write me. And if you are confused as to which workshop to take first, we have a full curriculum posted on its own page.

Class #11… Feb 7th … Endings
Class #12… Feb 7th … Point of View
Class #13… Feb 7th … Writing Mysteries
Class #14… Feb 7th … Speed
Class #15… Feb 7th … Teams in Fiction
Class #16… Feb 8th … Depth in Writing
Class #17… Feb 8th … Plotting With Depth
Class #18… Feb 8th … Writing Fiction Sales Copy
Class #19… Feb 8th … Writing Secondary Plot Lines
Class #20… Feb 8th … Advanced Depth


The Writing of HEAVEN PAINTED AS A SUNSET: A Ghost of a Chance Novel

 Short Stories Used in Book.  Words… 7,100 words
 Day 1… Words written… 1,100.  Total so far… 8,200 words.
 Day 2… Words written… 3,100.  Total so far… 11,300 words.
 Day 3… Words written… 1,400.  Total so far… 12,700 words.
 Day 4… Words written… 00.  Total so far… 12,700 words.
 Day 5… Words written… 00.  Total so far… 12,700 words.
 Day 6… Words written… 2,600.  Total so far… 15,300 words.
 Day 7… Words written… 00.  Total so far… 15,300 words.
 Day 8… Words written… 00.  Total so far… 15,300 words.
 Day 9… Words written… 2,200.  Total so far… 17,500 words.
 Day 10… Words written… 3,100.  Total so far… 20,600 words.
 Day 11… Words written… 1,200.  Total so far… 21,800 words.


Tracking Running… January 3, 2017
5 miles. No running.
Weight 189 19 more to 170 goal.
Month to date distance: 13 miles

10  Days until the first half-marathon…
Note about the exercise day: Amazed I got as much as I did with the cold weather.

Tracking Word Counts… January 3, 2017
Totals For Year 4, Month 6, Day 3 (Year started August)
Writing in Public blog streak… Day 1,202

— Daily Fiction: 1,200 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 6,500 words  
— Nonfiction: 00 new words. (from last night) Nonfiction month-to-date total: 00 words 
— Blog Posts: 400 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 1,200 words
— E-mail: 32 e-mails. Approx. 2,400 original words.  E-mails month-to date: 96 e-mails. Approx. 6,700 words
— Short Fiction Goal: 120 stories (July 1st to June 30th). Stories to date: 8 stories.
— Novel Goal: 12 Novels. Novels finished to date: 3 novels.

Comments About the Writing of the Day: tired and too much other stuff…


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One Comment

  • Annemarie Nikolaus

    The German Telekom sold its share of tolino to Rakuten. The Telekom held the technical part of the tolino alliance, developing their own e-readers (and organizing the cloud space). This will get interesting, because the tolino e-readers, in theory, compete with the Kobo devices. But the tolino readers meanwhile , in Germany, seem to sell as well as the Kindle devices, whilst Kobo is barely to find. And Kobo as e-book-platform found no partner in Germany, whereas it has some in other European countries, who sell Kobo e-books.