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Friday Reading and Writing


Managed to get to my writing computer at 3 a.m. tonight. I did two sessions for a total of 2,300 words before 4:30 a.m. with a short break in the middle. I think I finally see the ending on this. So with luck I’ll stumble across the ending this weekend.

Then as I said last night, I can put two issues of Smith’s Monthly together, then finish a third novel that is almost done and put a third issue together. All that shouldn’t take more than a week.

With each issue I’ll post the blurbs for the stories with the covers, because I have to write the blurbs anyway.

Also tonight I did a lot of reading for the short story challenge. I had gotten a little behind on the stories from May, but getting closer to that and now the June challenge stories are coming in. I’m enjoying the reading.

And I did some reading for Pulphouse, pulling that first year together so I can get back in touch with all the writers. I wanted to have that done in April. Well, only missed by two months. (grin)



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

Tracking Running… June 2nd, 2017
3 miles. (no miles running… still resting knee.)
Weight 192. (Goal 170)
Month to date distance: 7 miles

Tracking Word Counts… June 2nd, 2017
Writing in Public blog streak… Day 1,351

— Daily Fiction: 2,300 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 4,900 words  
— Nonfiction: 00 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 00 words 
— Blog Posts: 400 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 800 words
— E-mail: 21 e-mails.  Approx. 1,600 original words.  E-mails month-to date: 45 e-mails. Approx. 2,800 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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