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A Myth of Time

A Myth of Time

I did a Sacred Cows post below this one.


The Day

Writers’ meeting, then worked on workshop stuff at WMG, then walked to a late lunch with Kris, then back to work on more workshop stuff.

Home to cook a late dinner and take a nap. Then I had to finish my 10,000 (5 miles) steps and got that done right before midnight, then just watched some television until around 2 a.m.

Then in here to do e-mail and some more workshop stuff. I’ll fire on the new book tomorrow again.


September Online Workshops

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Questions about any of the workshops, feel free to write me.

Class #21… Sept 6th … Author Voice
Class #22… Sept 6th … How to Write Thrillers
Class #23… Sept 6th … Speed
Class #24… Sept 6th … Writing Mysteries
Class #25… Sept 6th … Character Development
Class #26… Sept 7th … Depth in Writing
Class #27… Sept 7th … Advanced Character and Dialog
Class #28… Sept 7th … Cliffhangers
Class #29… Sept 7th … Pacing Your Novel
Class #30… Sept 7th …Expectations (Writing on the Rails)

Totals For Year 4, Month 1, Day 14

Writing in Public blog streak… Day 1,060

Over 10,000 steps streak… Day 45

— Daily Fiction: 00 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 23,300 words  

— Nonfiction: 1,400 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total:1,900 words 

— Blog Posts: 100 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 7,600 words

— E-mail: 9 e-mails. Approx. 300 original words.  E-mails month-to date: 202 e-mails. Approx. 14,300 words

— Covers Designed and Finished: 0. Covers finished month-to-date: 0 Covers


— Year of Short Fiction Goal: 120 stories (July 1st to June 30th). Stories finished to date: 8 stories.

— Yearly Novel Goal: 12 Novels. Novels finished to date: 1 novels.


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  • Kate Pavelle

    Hi Dean! You mention D2D. Have you guys tried that? Hive mind, those of you that are using D2D, is it worth it? I can do my own e-books beautifully on Jutoh at this point, but I’m attracted by their promise of “more reach.” So, is it true? Aside from listing your book everywhere possible (which is a nice convenience,) do they provide any kind of promotional boost?

    (Dean, those roses that are going to come out of my ass while asleep better be thronless. Seriously… LOL!)

    • dwsmith

      D2D is great, but just another distributor. Not sure what you even mean by “promotional boost” since they are only a distributor. We go to both Smashwords and D2D for different channels.