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Productive Day


Productive Day

Workshop stuff done, moving stuff done, nonfiction written, and some fiction as well. Not bad.



Managed to get some errands done and get to WMG Publishing offices around 3 p.m. Worked there on workshop stuff and moving stuff until I had to run more errands a little after 6 p.m.

Home to cook dinner, then in here to do workshop assignments.

I was also way behind on my 10,000 steps, so after getting the assignments done, Kris and I went to watch the Voice finals and I paced while doing so to get my 10,000 finished.

Then in here to work on Heinlein’s Rules. Then back to watch a little more television, then finally in here again to write around 2:30 a.m.

Got one session of 1,300 words done, then a short break and another session by 4:15 a.m. of 800 words. So 2,100 words of fiction, about 1,400 words of nonfiction.



All workshops have openings. 

Class #1… Jan 4th … Pitches and Blurbs
Class #2… Jan 4th … How to Write Thrillers
Class #3… Jan 4th … Adding Suspense to Your Writing
Class #4… Jan 4th … Plotting With Depth
Class #5… Jan 5th … Character Development
Class #6… Jan 5th … Depth in Writing
Class #7… Jan 5th … Designing Book Interiors
Class #8… Jan 6th … Cliffhangers
Class #9… Jan 6th … Pacing Your Novel
Class #10.. Jan 6th … Advanced Depth

Classic Workshops and Lectures are also available at any time.


Topic of the Night: Heinlein’s Second Rule

Rule #2: You must finish what you write.

Another nasty rule that sounds so, so simple. Chapter Four of the book above talking about the second rule. 


The Writing of Dead Hand: A Cold Poker Gang Mystery

Day 1…. 700 words.  Total words so far… 700 words.
Day 2…. 1,200 words.  Total words so far… 1,900 words.
Day 3…. 1,000 words.  Total words so far… 2,900 words.
Day 4…. 1,100 words.  Total words so far… 4,000 words.
Day 5…. 1,400 words.  Total words so far… 5,400 words.
Day 6…. 2,450 words.  Total words so far… 7,850 words.
Day 7…. 3,300 words.  Total words so far… 11,150 words.
Day 8…. 1,200 words.  Total words so far… 12,350 words.
Day 9…. 1,150 words.  Total words so far… 13,500 words.
Day 10.. 2,300 words.  Total words so far… 15,800 words.
Day 11.. 3,200 words.  Total words so far… 19,000 words.
Day 12.. 2,100 words.  Total words so far… 21,100 words.


Totals For Year 3, Month 5, Day 14 

Writing in Public blog streak… Day 855

— Daily Fiction: 2,100 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 17,100 words  

— Nonfiction: 1,400 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 5,000 words 

— Blog Posts: 300 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 6,100 words

— E-mail: 31 e-mails.  Approx. 1,300 original words.  E-mails month-to date: 386 e-mails. Approx. 19,800 words

— Covers Designed and Finished: 0. Covers finished month-to-date: 2 Covers


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