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No Writing Tonight

Just a Crazy Busy Day…

It was a Monday. Errands from the moment I left the house until after five.

Then workshop stuff at WMG, then home to do e-mail, take a nap, cook dinner, and then back on workshop assignments. Today and tomorrow has April workshops ending and May workshops starting assignments.

Crazy amounts of stuff, plus doing some reading on the Strengths workshop and on the short story challenge. (Yes, still taking sign-ups on the Strength workshops.)

Plus Kris gave me a brand new novella I wanted to get reading.

Yeah, I have a tough life, reading stories. But alas, someone has to do it. (grin)

But no writing tonight. I expected that. Expect it for tomorrow as well.



In the post yesterday I detailed out the new lectures that I will record in May and through June. One new lecture per week in this special series will be added. Each lecture will consist of between 9 and 15 videos.

These are Advanced, Advanced lectures, taking up where the Business Workshop leaves off. The intent of these is to let writers know this stuff even exists when the time comes.


— 1…Corporations for Writers…$50.00

— 2…Taxes for Writers…$50.00

— 3…Movies and Television Negotiations for Writers…$50.00

— 4…Estates and Estate Planning for Writers…$50.00

— 5…Copyright and Control for Writers…$50.00

— 6…IP Valuation Dangers and Possibilities for Writers…$50.00


For a week or so only, you can get all six new lectures for $250 subscription or 12 lectures in total for a $400 subscription. (You can bank the extra ones or take any existing lecture.)

All the details and planned new lectures after the business lectures are listed in the post two days ago or under the lecture tab. More detailed descriptions added as the recording starts for each one.

If you want the subscriptions, write me directly with lectures in the subject line. Very short-term offer. After that you can just get them on Teachable for their regular price.

All the available lectures are on (and these new ones will be on)



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. (A few of the new workshops have not been added yet.)

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


Just TWO days left. Don’t miss this one. Very, very inexpensive education.

Amazing stuff for only $15 or $20 bucks.  And AbleGamers is the charity on this bundle, which is one of the best causes I have ever seen.

Authors in this are Mary Buckham, Tonya D. Price, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Lawrence Block, me, Maggie McVay Lynch, Leah Cutter, Chuck Heintzelman, and Joanna Penn. Plus a $50 lecture from WMG, a discount to get Jutoh, and a discount to all the stuff at a Writer’s Cafe.

You can get it all for $15.00 or $20.00 and give some to AbleGamers. If you are serious about learning your craft and business of writing, this is about as cheap as it comes, folks.

The Write Stuff Bundle 2017


The Writing of HEAVEN PAINTED AS A SUNSET: A Ghost of a Chance Novel

 Left off on January 5th before writing the book in Las Vegas. Left off at 28,500 words.

Cut back to 16,500 word mark. Restarted. 
 Day 1 (of restart)… Words written… 1,100.  Total so far… 17,600 words.
 Day 2… Words … 2,600.  Total so far… 20,200 words.
 Day 3… Words … 1,200.  Total so far… 21,400 words.
 Day 4… Words … 1,800.  Total so far… 23,200 words.
 Day 5… Words … 1,900.  Total so far… 25,100 words.


Tracking Running… May 8th, 2017
3 miles. No running.
Weight 195. (Goal 170)
Month to date distance: 35.5 miles

Tracking Word Counts… May 8th, 2017
Totals For Year 4, Month 10, Day 8 (Year started August)
Writing in Public blog streak… Day 1,327

— Daily Fiction: 00 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 8,600 words  
— Nonfiction: 00 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 00 words 
— Blog Posts: 400 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 5,300 words
— E-mail: 41 e-mails.  Approx. 3,600 original words.  E-mails month-to date: 219 e-mails. Approx. 14,900 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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