I Managed A Ton of Stuff Today…
But unless I get going now, going to miss the night’s story.
Worked on Smith’s Monthly layout and recorded a bunch of the lectures from Kris’s class this coming week for the Study Along class online, Exercised some while Kris was using my computer to record videos for the Study Along class online. Cooked dinner, and then worked on the books for the challenge and more on Smith’s Monthly.
I finally came up with a name for the entire series of books that will hold all the stories.
Each book will have 33 stories in it, plus an introduction. If I get the challenge over 300 actual stories, which is my goal, with the rest (65) being novel starts and such, that will be a nine-volume set. How cool will that be? Even 200 stories and six books would be really cool. Right now I am working on turning in the first two volumes so WMG can get started on them and we don’t push all the production back to the end of the year.
So that is what happened when the idea of a monthly series of books failed by the first part of April. Really what happened more than anything else is that I got my hardcover set of CRIMES COLLIDE, five volumes. And wow are they beautiful. I got them in the mail and just held them and stared at them. Don’t think I have had better-looking books in 40 years. It was from the Kickstarter in January. 10 stories by me, 10 by Kris in each volume. So I think 33 stories by me per book will produce books about the same size or larger. Nine volume set, 300 short stories. If they can look anywhere close to has fantastic as CRIMES COLLIDE, I will be in heaven.
I am a little behind on story count and unless I stop typing right now, I will fall another story behind.
But so exhausted and it is so late, and my brain is mush, that might happen anyway. Ahh, well, nature of a long challenge, especially when I can make up stories later on by writing more than one in a day.