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Third Story Finished and April Workshops Starting


Got the short story challenge going strong. Finished a third short story tonight and finished up another chapter on the Magic Bakery book.

A good solid day and a lot of fun.


The Day…

Got up to WMG by 2 p.m. and worked on covers for a couple of my collections and a bunch of workshop stuff.

Also took a long walk to get steps.

Then home to cook dinner and do the assignments for the workshops.

Then off to watch The Voice.

Back here around 2 a.m. and I wrote the chapter of the Magic Bakery.

Then around 3 a.m., I went for half-titles to get started. I found a half title from an old magazine. “A Deal…”  I smashed it against a half title from another magazine… “at the end of time.” Typed in the title “A Deal at the End of Time.”

I started typing and realized it was a Seeders Universe story.

I took a break at 4 a.m. with 1,100 words done, went back to it and did another 1,200 words by 5 a.m.

Another short break for a little peanut butter, then went back and did another 700 words to finish the story by a little after 5:30 a.m.

3,000 words almost exactly.

I printed it and have it for Kris to read tomorrow. (She liked the Poker Boy story from yesterday, said it worked.)

So a good start to the month. Three days, three stories.


Strengths Workshops

Still working on finishing up the last two. They seem to be going well from Kris and my viewpoint. Information under the Strengths Workshop tab above. Any questions, feel free to write me.


April ONLINE Workshops Last Call!!

All April workshops have spots open.  Everyone signed up should have gotten the first letters.

ALSO, the workshop schedule through August is now posted. You can sign up ahead for any workshop you want through August.

So for information on how to sign up, go to…

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.

Class #31… Apr 4th … Writing Thrillers
Class #32… Apr 4th … Point of View
Class #33… Apr 4th … Writing Mysteries
Class #34… Apr 4th … Speed
Class #35… Apr 4th … Teams in Fiction
Class #36… Apr 5th … Depth in Writing
Class #37… Apr 5th … Expectations (Writing on the Rails)
Class #38… Apr 5th … Character Development
Class #39… Apr 5th … Writing Secondary Plot Lines
Class #40… Apr 5th … Advanced Depth


Tracking Running… April 3rd, 2017
4 miles. No running.
Weight 194. (Goal 170)
Month to date distance: 13 miles

Tracking Word Counts… April 3rd, 2017
Totals For Year 4, Month 9, Day 3 (Year started August)
Writing in Public blog streak… Day 1,292

— Daily Fiction: 3,000 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 7,900 words  
— Nonfiction: 1,000 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 1,000 words 
— Blog Posts: 500 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 1,600 words
— E-mail: 41 e-mails. Approx. 4,200 original words.  E-mails month-to date: 88 e-mails. Approx. 6,900 words
— Short Fiction Goal: 120 stories (July 1st to June 30th). Stories to date: 11 stories.
— Novel Goal: 12 Novels. Novels finished to date: 5 novels.


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