Dinner With Friends
Writers meeting at 2 this afternoon, a planning meeting afterwards, some exercise, and then dinner with friends, which was the highlight of the day.
I am stunningly lucky. I still have friends from my days in junior high. I have known one of the friends I had dinner with tonight for more than fifty years. And my friend would just tell you that my being a writer was not something ever on my radar back then. I was a golfer and skier. And I hated writing.
But no matter what crazy thing over the years I have done, this old friend just shakes his head and supports me.
I can’t begin to tell you how wonderful that is and how lucky I feel to have a friend like that. It was a wonderful dinner and great conversation in a beautiful restaurant looking out over the ocean.
I wonder if either of us ever thought when we first started hanging out together we would still be hanging around together fifty-plus years in the future. I sure didn’t, but only because I couldn’t see more than six months ahead back then, let alone five decades.
Sometimes it’s really nice to get a reminder about how lucky I really am.
— Sent out the October online workshop letters. If you are in an October workshop and didn’t get a letter from me, write me off list. I had one person’s e-mail bouncing from both of my accounts.
— Patreon supporters will be getting two issues of Smith’s Monthly shortly.
— Kickstarter supporters will be getting surveys in a week or so about their rewards. Maybe two weeks. Going to take us some time to get them all together. And Kickstarter has yet to finalize everything.
October Online Workshops Start On Tuesday
Click the workshop tab above for description and sign-up or go to www.wmgpublishingworkshops.com.
Questions about any of the workshops, feel free to write me.
All still have room at the moment.
The Business of Writing
Class #32 Oct 4th Character Voice/Setting
Class #33 Oct 4th Writing Mysteries
Class #34 Oct 4th Speed
Class #35 Oct 4th Teams in Fiction
Class #36 Oct 5th Depth in Writing
Class #37 Oct 5th Point of View
Class #38 Oct 5th Writing Fiction Sales Copy
Class #39 Oct 5th Writing and Selling Short Stories
Class #40 Oct 5th Advanced Depth
Classic Workshops and Lectures are also available at any time.
If you are wondering what order would be best to take some of these workshops, we have done a curriculum for the workshops. You can see that at https://deanwesleysmith.com/workshop-curriculum/
Totals For Year 4, Month 3, Day 2
Writing in Public blog streak Day 1,109
Total Miles This Month 10 miles
— Daily Fiction: 00 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 00 words
— Nonfiction: 00 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 00 words
— Blog Posts: 200 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 200 words
— E-mail: 12 e-mails. Approx. 500 original words. E-mails month-to date: 20 e-mails. Approx. 800 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: 2 novels.