Challenge,  On Writing,  publishing

Open Driveway and Other Distractions

It Was a Saturday…

Got off to a slow start because our wonderful neighbor came to help me get rid of a big metal post that was partially blocking our driveway. All gone now, but the work got me off to a very late start.

I ended up recording half of the first advanced business lecture and worked on workshop stuff up at WMG, then went out for a walk. But on the way back it looked like it was going to rain, so I ran the last quarter mile.  A start.

Then to the grocery store and home to cook dinner after a short nap.

Then read some fun short stories, did some e-mail, watched some television, and actually got to my writing computer for another 2,100 words on the novel.

The thing is feeling like it might be short. Ahh, well, I’ll know when I find the end.

And we are redoing all of this series, so this one will be called The Dark Sunset: A Ghost of a Chance Novel (or short novel).



In the post 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)

Tracking Running… May 13th, 2017
4 miles. (.25 miles running.)
Weight 195. (Goal 170)
Month to date distance: 57.5 miles

Tracking Word Counts… May 13th, 2017
Totals For Year 4, Month 10, Day 13 (Year started August)
Writing in Public blog streak… Day 1,332

— Daily Fiction: 2,100 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 12,600 words  
— Nonfiction: 00 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 00 words 
— Blog Posts: 400 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 7,100 words
— E-mail: 18 e-mails.  Approx. 700 original words.  E-mails month-to date: 308 e-mails. Approx. 19,400 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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