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Where Did the Day Go?



Blink and the day is over and I have no idea what happened. Hate that.



Let me see if I can make some sort of sense of the day. Made it to the WMG store by 2 p.m. to meet a nice guy with some marbles, then for an interview with a possible future employee. Got out of there by 3:30 p.m.

Post office next, bank, grocery store for some lunch, but no time to eat it. Got back to WMG Publishing around 4:30, did some deposits and headed for another bank. Finally got back to my lunch around 5:15 p.m.

Worked for two hours on workshop stuff and putting a collection together and wrote the introduction, then home to cook dinner. Then around 8:30 watched some television before heading into my office around 9 p.m. to do workshop assignments.

Managed to get a part of that done by 11:30 before going to watch The Voice. Back in here around 1 a.m. to do more workshop assignments, but instead got sidetracked helping Kris figure out why her blog has been so slow. We will fix it shortly, now that we know the problem.

So around 2 a.m. I went back to working on workshop stuff and got it all done for the week around 3 a.m.

Looked up and wondered what the hell happen to the day. I didn’t even take a nap.

Tomorrow will be better I am hoping, maybe finally fire back on the novel and get it finished. And then start another one.

So one of those days that me, a full-time writer had no writing time at all. But I still like pretty much everything I do, so no real complaints. Just surprised at how an entire Monday can just vanish.



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All of the April online workshops below have openings. This is a great bunch of workshops this month.

Remember, each regular online workshop is six weeks long and takes about 3-4 hours per week to do at your own pace and your own time during the week.

All workshops have openings.

Class #31… April 4th … Author Voice
Class #32… April 4th … Character Voice/Setting
Class #33… April 4th … Adding Suspense to Your Writing
Class #34… April 4th … Ideas into Stories
Class #35… April 5th … Character Development
Class #36… April 5th … Depth in Writing
Class #37… April 5th … Plotting With Depth
Class #38… April 6th … Designing Covers
Class #39… April 6th … Writing and Selling Short Stories
Class #40… April 6th … Advanced Depth

Classic Workshops and Lectures are also available at any time.

Full descriptions of the workshops and how to sign up under the Online Workshop tab above.


TOPIC OF THE NIGHT: Lost the Day, Lost the Topic

When you have a day like I had today, everything you planned on doing seems to get just pushed aside, including this topic of the night.

Got a hunch this is a common feeling for a lot of you out there. It does happen to me, especially this winter as I am focused on starting up this new store. But I hope to control this time stuff shortly, and get back to adding in time to walk as well.

A matter of setting priorities. But even those firmly in place, days like today happen.

However, at 65 years of age, I don’t much like losing entire days. Not that many of them left as it is. (grin)


Totals For Year 3, Month 8, Day 14

Writing in Public blog streak… Day 906

— Daily Fiction: 00 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 3,400 words  

— Nonfiction: 900 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 900 words 

— Blog Posts: 400 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 8,000 words

— E-mail: 43 e-mails.  Approx. 3,400 original words.  E-mails month-to date: 275 e-mails. Approx. 14,500 words

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


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