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The Day Just Went Away… I Think…

Ever Have One of Those Days?…

I am not at all clear on exactly what happened today. I just sort of blinked twice and I was sitting watching television with Kris at 1 a.m.

So as Best I Can Remember, My Day Went Like This…

Started off up at the WMG offices at around 2 p.m. to unload my car from yesterday. Worked on some stuff there and made it to the bank by 4 and then to the South stores. Left there and headed to get some lunch and go back to my office after 5 p.m.

I ended up getting my exercise today (only got 8,000 steps, but I made up for it by moving an entire mountain of very, very heavy boxes) by lifting and hauling boxes full of old Pulphouse magazines into a storage area. Those suckers are heavy and there were a ton of them.

While I was doing that I was also loading weeks of stuff to Teachable.

Then home to take a nap and talk with Kris on a big project that is hanging fire, then cook dinner. By the time all that was done and we had eaten and watched a little television, it was 11 p.m.

So I headed back up to WMG and spent the next two hours there working on workshops. Then home to watch some television again.

Then finally, at almost 3 a.m., I staggered in here and sat down at my writing computer. Typed in the title “A One-Shoe Victory” and started typing.

Got about 1,000 words done on a nursing home story (not part of a series, but over the decades I do them at times). Took a break, came back at 4 a.m. and finished the story at 2,100 words  by 4:45 a.m.

So 8,000 steps, massive amount of upper body and leg and back strength work, a short story, and a lot of stuff on workshops. Day just sort of went by without me noticing. Guess I must like what I am doing. (grin)

So far, here is the November Short Story Challenge. (10th through 30th.. I will have covers in a few days as well.)

1… Under the Skin of Death… 4,400 words…. Total words so far… 4,400 words.
2… Half a Clue… 3,700 words… Total words so far… 8,100 words
3… That Human Fear… 1,700 words… Total words so far… 9,800
4… The Remarkable Way She Died… 2,100 words… Total words so far… 11,900
5… Under Glass… 2,700… Total words so far… 14,600
6… Remembering the Last Laughter… 1,700 words… Total words so far… 16,300
6… A One-Shoe Victory… 2,100 words… Total words so far… 18,400

So total writing time today… 1.75 hours.
Total work time…8 hours.



There are now two ways to sign up for the Regular Monthly workshops. Either write me directly and have me sign you up on the list or simply click sign up on Teachable.

Those of you with credits from either the Kickstarter or the certificate special we just offered, you must write me to sign up.

Those who would just like to sign up directly can do so on Teachable at any point. December workshops are there. November workshops will be closing down on Tuesday for any signups coming in late. But until then, if you don’t mind jumping in late, you can get into any of the November workshops just fine.

Nice to have some options on that.

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One Comment

  • D J Mills

    I have had 5 days of “blinking twice and the day disappeared” because of early starts to watch Teachable’s Summit hour long topics and then reading through my notes, before the next topic starts.Now two days to relax and catch up before 2 more days of the Summit. 🙂

    I do find time to read your blog posts each day. Keep going! I am cheering you on.