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Title Problems

Title Problems

For two years I had a simple title at the top of all these daily blogs. I just had to change a number every day.

Got old after two years so decided to title each day.

Yeah, that’s working. But it seemed like such a good idea at the time on August 1st.


The day was the day.

But I can say it was full of workshop stuff. Today, tomorrow, and Tuesday are cross-over days, when I have homework from the last of the July workshop and the first week of the August workshops.

Three days every few months are busy like this, so it’s no big deal, but it ate the day.

However, I did get a cover done for the new Sales Copy book.

Got workshop stuff done around 2:30 a.m. and went to work on some writing..

By 3:15 I had 1,100 original words done.

Took a short break, then managed another 1,000 original words by 4 a.m.

So again a sort of suckie (sucky?) night at 2,100 words.

The fiction writing night sucked, how’s that? Don’t even talk to me about the deadline.  I still need to hit it. (grin)

I had part of chapter three done on the Sales Copy book, so I finished that third chapter.

I want to thank Lee Allred for the great comment and a third method of doing blurbs. I used it for one of the stories.


Nothing tonight again. Read chapter three above… Or all three chapters if you haven’t yet.

And all Patreon supporters, you will get the book for free when it comes out this fall.

So since there is no topic of the night, you all must suffer with another cat picture for the second night in a row. The horror, the horror…

This is Miss Ella and she slept on my lap for the first time ever while I took a nap tonight.

Miss Ella


Writing of Heaven Painted as a Cop Car

Day 1… 2,100 words… Total Words to date… 2,100 words.
Day 2… 2,300 words… Total Words to date… 4,400 words.
Day 3… 0,000 words… Total Words to date… 4,400 words.
Day 4… 2,400 words… Total Words to date… 6,800 words.
Day 5… 2,100 words… Total Words to date… 8,900 words.


Totals For Year 3, Month 1, Day 9

Writing in Public blog streak Day 739

— Daily Fiction: 2,100 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 8,900 words  

— Nonfiction: 1,000 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 54,200 words

— Blog Posts: 300 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 4,900 words

— E-mail: 39 e-mails. Approx. 1,600 original words.  E-mails month-to date: 266 e-mails. Approx. 8,200 words

— Covers Designed and Finished: 1. Covers finished month-to-date: 3 Covers


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  • D J Mills

    I own Sussex hens and am forever hunting neighbour cats out of my yard, but I still love seeing your cat photos. 🙂

    Miss Ella looks like she owns the house and all humans in the house, and is suffering in silence while you take the photo, while thinking to herself if whatever you are holding (camera) is dangerous. 🙂

    Simply gorgeous!

    • Joseph Bradshire

      Same problem, plus skunk, raccoon and possum.

      So I got me a retired fighting rooster. The problems stopped almost instantly. I saw that rooster take on a young hound dog that was sniffing too close to the ladies. The hound ran but the rooster chased. Pecked his eyes so we had to take him to the vet.

      Later we raised an Australian Shepard around the chickens and as an adult he chased off all the night time miscreants. Still later we had a half coyote dog that actually killed one of the chickens. We wired the dead chicken to the neck of the dog, the dog never killed another chicken and so we didn’t have to shoot her. She loved to kill though, so killed raccoon and skunk and possum instead. Great dog.

      I”m just reminiscing here. Raising chickens is good fun.