Challenge,  On Writing,  publishing

A Very Diverse Sunday

I Did Just About Everything Today…

One of those days that I worked on just about everything.

Started off the day with a writer’s meeting at WMG. Fun discussions. Then Kris and I went for a walk to get some milage in (I didn’t hit five, but got to four miles again).

Then I stayed at WMG to work on workshop recordings and the new lecture series stuff coming.

Then home to take a nap and cook dinner. After that I managed all my e-mail and workshop assignments before heading to my writing computer.

I got two sessions on the novel of just at 1,900 words.

Then back to this computer to write the stuff about the lectures. Then I read stories for the challenge. Writers in the challenge starting in May are doing great.

Speaking of challenge, still room for a few more crazy folks in the novel challenge starting the first of June. The rules are back on



In the post above this I detailed out the new lectures that I will record in May and through June. One new lecture per week in this special series will be added. Each lecture will consist of between 9 and 15 videos.


— 1…Corporations for Writers…$50.00

— 2…Taxes for Writers…$50.00

— 3…Movies and Television Negotiations for Writers…$50.00

— 4…Estates and Estate Planning for Writers…$50.00

— 5…Copyright and Control for Writers…$50.00

— 6…IP Valuation Dangers and Possibilities for Writers…$50.00

For a week or so only, you can get all six new lectures for $250 subscription or 12 lectures in total for a $400 subscription. All the details and planned new lectures after the business lectures are listed in the post above this or under the lecture tab.

If you want the subscriptions, write me direction with lectures in the subject line. Very short-term offer.

All the available lectures are on (and these new ones will be on)



All have openings at the moment. Information 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 #51… June 6th … How to Edit Your Own Work
Class #52… June 6th … Point of View
Class #53… June 6th … Writing Mysteries
Class #54… June 6th … Speed
Class #55… June 6th … Teams in Fiction
Class #56… June 7th … Depth in Writing
Class #57… June 7th … Expectations (Writing on the Rails)
Class #58… June 7th … Character Development
Class #59… June 7th … Writing Secondary Plot Lines
Class #60… June 7th … Advanced Depth


Just THREE days left. Don’t miss this one. Very, very inexpensive education.

Amazing stuff for only $15 or $20 bucks.  And AbleGamers is the charity on this bundle, which is one of the best causes I have ever seen.

Authors in this are Mary Buckham, Tonya D. Price, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Lawrence Block, me, Maggie McVay Lynch, Leah Cutter, Chuck Heintzelman, and Joanna Penn. Plus a $50 lecture from WMG, a discount to get Jutoh, and a discount to all the stuff at a Writer’s Cafe.

You can get it all for $15.00 or $20.00 and give some to AbleGamers. If you are serious about learning your craft and business of writing, this is about as cheap as it comes, folks.

The Write Stuff Bundle 2017


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

 Left off on January 5th before writing the book in Las Vegas. Left off at 28,500 words.

Cut back to 16,500 word mark. Restarted. 
 Day 1 (of restart)… Words written… 1,100.  Total so far… 17,600 words.
 Day 2… Words … 2,600.  Total so far… 20,200 words.
 Day 3… Words … 1,200.  Total so far… 21,400 words.
 Day 4… Words … 1,800.  Total so far… 23,200 words.
 Day 5… Words … 1,900.  Total so far… 25,100 words.


Tracking Running… May 7th, 2017
4 miles. No running.
Weight 195. (Goal 170)
Month to date distance: 32.5 miles

Tracking Word Counts… May 7th, 2017
Totals For Year 4, Month 10, Day 7 (Year started August)
Writing in Public blog streak… Day 1,326

— Daily Fiction: 1,900 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 8,600 words  
— Nonfiction: 00 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 00 words 
— Blog Posts: 1,000 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 4,900 words
— E-mail: 29 e-mails.  Approx. 1,200 original words.  E-mails month-to date: 178 e-mails. Approx. 11,300 words
— Short Fiction Goal: 120 stories (July 1st to June 30th). Stories to date: 38 stories.
— Novel Goal: 12 Novels. Novels finished to date: 5 novels.


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One Comment

  • allynh

    On the latest Austin City Limits, is Robert Plant.

    Watch the interview at the end. He points out that the casual listener tunes in now and then, but the “band” has to be involved and entertained each time.

    This comes down to your comments about writing for yourself, not trying to please someone else.


    S42 Ep3: Robert Plant