Challenge,  On Writing,  publishing

Halfway Through

Halfway Through the Kickstarter

Stunning that we are halfway through and doing so well. Two things happened today with the Fiction River subscription Kickstarter campaign. First, Kickstarter, without our asking or anything else, picked the campaign as One They Love. Notice the heart on the widget to the right? A wonderful endorsement by the web site. Thanks!

And secondly, we have 100 wonderful people who have supported the subscription drive. Wow, just wow.

Thank you, one and all! Just can’t say that enough.

Now we are really hoping to get to the third stretch goal because that is a project we all are excited about and would be a wonderful book to give to every supporter. So pass the word and help us hit that goal. Just click on the image in the widget to the right to go and get more information.

And here is a nifty new video Kris did called The Writers of Fiction River. It only has a few of the hundred and thirty different writers who have sold stories to Fiction River in the first four years, but it is still fun.

Also has a great picture or two of where we live and of Kris. I took that picture of her looking out over the ocean the other day. Good one, huh?


October Workshops

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

And wow, this is a great list of workshops this month. If you haven’t taken a workshop from us, start with Depth. But if you have and want a workshop that will change your writing and make your books easier to write, take the Teams workshop.

Class #31… Oct 4th … 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 … Plotting With Depth
Class #38… Oct 5th … Writing Fiction Sales Copy
Class #39… Oct 5th … Writing and Selling Short Stories
Class #40… Oct 5th … Advanced Depth


The Day

I did nothing today at all besides hit my steps and do a few errands. Took a long nap, cooked dinner, watched television, and just took the night off. I ran some as well. But I’ll add that in after I do a little more.


Totals For Year 4, Month 2, Day 8

Writing in Public blog streak… Day 1,085

Over 10,000 steps streak… Day 70

Running Miles This Month… 1.5 miles

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

— Nonfiction: 00 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 800 words 

— Blog Posts: 200 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 2,700 words

— E-mail: 8 e-mails. Approx. 300 original words.  E-mails month-to date: 124 e-mails. Approx. 8,100 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.


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