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Another Month Down


For those of you who have been following along with my writing adventures over the last 34 months (986 days in a row or so), you know that this May was my worst month by far writing fiction in all that time.

My worst month before was just under 30,000 words. This crushed the old record, and it was all purposeful. My focus and energy went to starting up our new store and I had a blast doing that.

So I did what I advise others to do, when the focus is elsewhere, don’t force the writing, let the writing remain a fun place, not a place of pressure. And I did that.

Now tomorrow, back at it at full speed on the writing and I am looking forward to it. See my topic of the night for that and some structures on how to do that.


Online Workshops

Still lots of room in all of them. I worked on them over the last few days to get them ready. And recording the first Teams week tomorrow. For those of you fighting the Time of Great Forgetting, a workshop might help you stay focused and make restarting or ramping back up in July a lot easier.

All details at

Class #51… June 6th … The Business of Writing
Class #52… June 6th … Character Voice/Setting
Class #53… June 6th … Author Voice
Class #54… June 6th … Ideas into Stories
Class #55… June 7th … Teams in Fiction
Class #56… June 7th … Depth in Writing
Class #57… June 7th … Plotting With Depth
Class #58… June 8th … Writing Fiction Sales Copy
Class #59… June 8th … Writing and Selling Short Stories
Class #60… June 8th … Advanced Depth

Classic Workshops and Lectures are also available at any time.


The Writing of Death Takes a Partner: A Mary Jo Assassin Novel

Day 1.. 2,100 words.   Total words so far… 2,100 words.
Day 2.. 4,400 words.  Total words so far… 6,500 words.
Day 3.. 4,200 words.  Total words so far… 10,700 words.
Day 4.. 2,150 words.  Total words so far… 12,850 words.
Day 5.. 2,200 words.  Total words so far… 15,500 words.
Day 6.. 2,050 words.  Total words so far… 17,550 words.
Day 7.. 3,200 words.  Total words so far… 20,750 words.

(Thirty days off between day six and day seven, then five more days away.)


Totals For Year 3, Month 10, Day 31

Writing in Public blog streak… Day 986

— Daily Fiction: 00 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 3,200 words  

— Nonfiction: 00 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 00 words 

— Blog Posts: 1,100 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 15,000 words

— E-mail: 37 e-mails. Approx. 3,400 original words.  E-mails month-to date: 635 e-mails. Approx. 42,700 words

— Covers Designed and Finished: 0. Covers finished month-to-date: 2 Covers


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