New Smith’s Monthly Issues
Turned in Issues #31 and #32 and will turn in Issue #33, the June issue of Smith’s Monthly, when Kris finishes reading the novel I just wrote.
So almost caught up to the dates on the magazine.
Roamed out to our original store, now called the south store and helped out there for a time with a rush of customers. Kind of fun.
Then headed to WMG offices to work on workshop stuff for a time. Then home to take a short nap and cook dinner.
Then, after a little e-mail, I sat and read for a while. (Some of you wondered if I read, of course I do. I’ll mention it when it takes up more than a few hours, all right? (grin) Otherwise, just assume I read regularly all sorts of stuff.)
Then I got in here and started working on putting the issues of Smith’s Monthly together. Got both of them sent off to WMG by 3 a.m. Then went and read some more before coming back in here to do this.
July Workshop Schedule
All July workshops have room. All are limited to five writers max. And they all start up a week from Tuesday and Wednesday. Just over a week away.
All details at www.wmgpublishingworkshops.com
Class #1… July 5th … Author Voice
Class #2… July 5th … How to Write Thrillers
Class #3… July 5th … Adding Suspense to Your Writing
Class #4… July 5th … Plotting With Depth
Class #5… July 5th … Character Development
Class #6… July 6th … Depth in Writing
Class #7… July 6th … Advanced Character and Dialog
Class #8… July 6th … Cliffhangers
Class #9… July 6th … Pacing Your Novel
Class #10… July 6th … Teams in Fiction
Classic Workshops and Lectures are also available at any time.
Nifty New Bundle (Just leaving this here one more day)
My Seeders Universe novel, Morning Song is in a new science fiction adventure bundle. Morning Song is about a massive ghost space ship inward bound to cause destruction in a galaxy. Massive science fiction adventure on a very large scale. If you haven’t read any of my Seeders Universe novels, this would be a good one to start with.
You can get the bundle at www.storybundle.com/scifi
And oh, yeah, you also get science fiction novels in this bundle by Kevin J. Anderson, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Alan Dean Foster, Brian Herbert, Todd McCaffrey, Jean Rabe and Gene DeWeese and others. Plus two major sf anthologies and also Tales of Dune edited by Kevin J. Anderson and Brian Herbert.
14 books total plus a sneak peak of a new Dune book and a new major bestselling book by Kevin.
So buy it for my book and when you get a chance, read all the rest of them as well. (grin)
Topic of the Night: I Have Raised Expectations
I found it kind of funny that I am so expected to write things quickly that writing a 40,000 word novel in ten days didn’t even get a mention by anyone. And I honestly wasn’t expecting it.
Of course, it took me three months this winter to write one as well. No one said I was doing it right then either. (grin)
Totals For Year 3, Month 11, Day 25
Writing in Public blog streak… Day 1,011
— Daily Fiction: 00 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 66,600 words
— Nonfiction: 00 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 00 words
— Blog Posts: 300 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 15,400 words
— E-mail: 14 e-mails. Approx. 400 original words. E-mails month-to date: 389 e-mails. Approx. 25,500 words
— Covers Designed and Finished: 0. Covers finished month-to-date: 2 Covers
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