Doing this daily post to track numbers every couple of days…
As I go through this travel challenge, every couple of days I’ll just do a standard daily post as well that won’t be part of the nonfiction book.
Also, I killed the running and writing on the side of the page here. I could never remember to update it. (grin)
What I Learned Today (Streak Day 9)
I am from Idaho. I have driven back roads that I thought rivaled anything in the country as for pure beauty and scary and narrow and twisted. And I’ve been on a few back roads in Oregon as well. Not as tough as Idaho roads, but a few were close.
Today I learned that Idaho and Oregon back roads are freeways compared to some places in California. Who knew? California is known for its jammed freeways, not the twisting, narrow monsters I ended up on today. Beautiful scenery, sure, but wow…
Northern California above the wine country is another country. Or it might as well be. It’s so isolated in places, I saw three VW mini-vans from the 1960s and one even had a big peace sign on the back. Not kidding.
FEBRUARY ONLINE WORKSHOPS
Even though I am traveling, I am still taking sign-ups for the February and March and April and May online workshops. Got my full set-up with me, same as is in my office. So worries.
Full lists at:
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
Tracking Running… January 9, 2017
2 miles. No running.
Weight (no scale on the road).
Month to date distance: 31 miles
4 Days until the first half-marathon…
This half marathon will be painful, at best.
Tracking Word Counts… January 9, 2017
Totals For Year 4, Month 6, Day 9 (Year started August)
Writing in Public blog streak… Day 1,208
— Daily Fiction: 00 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 14,500 words
— Nonfiction: 2,100 new words. (from last night and tonight) Nonfiction month-to-date total: 2,100 words
— Blog Posts: 400 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 3,200 words
— E-mail: 39 e-mails. Approx. 2,600 original words. E-mails month-to date: 183 e-mails. Approx. 12,300 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: Focused forward to a new challenge.
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“Northern California above the wine country is another country. Or it might as well be. It’s so isolated in places, I saw three VW mini-vans from the 1960s and one even had a big peace sign on the back. Not kidding.”
That’s almost the beginning of a Twilight Zone episode.