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Workshops and Stuff

Worked on Online Workshops…

I did that until around 7 p.m. today, along with the standard errands and stuff normal for a Friday.

Then home, cooked dinner, napped, and went back to writing. Great fun. And then a bunch of reading, which I will be doing all month for the coming anthology workshop.

Tomorrow I will start back on the book I left off before the trip. I hope to finish that one and get to some short fiction at some point soon. Or maybe do some short fiction and then finish the book. I don’t know. We shall see.

Another Smith’s Monthly got out. Patreon supporters and subscribers should have the electronic editions. Paper editions will be shipped later next week if they arrive in time.

Also working on a friend’s estate. That’s also starting next week. Won’t be like my friend Bill’s estate five years ago, but this will take some time.

Tomorrow I will finish off the workshop stuff and get the information out to those of you signed up for the February online workshops. Still room in them if interested. They start on Tuesday and Wednesday.



Workshops start next Tuesday and Wednesday. Yes, it is February already. Still room in all of them, but a couple are close to full.

Full lists at:

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 #11… Feb 7th … Endings
Class #12… Feb 7th … Point of View
Class #13… Feb 7th … Writing Mysteries
Class #14… Feb 7th … Speed
Class #15… Feb 7th … Teams in Fiction
Class #16… Feb 8th … Depth in Writing
Class #17… Feb 8th … Plotting With Depth
Class #18… Feb 8th … Writing Fiction Sales Copy
Class #19… Feb 8th … Writing Secondary Plot Lines
Class #20… Feb 8th … Advanced Depth


Tracking Running… Feb 3rd, 2017
3 miles. No running.
Weight 195.
Month to date distance: 12.5 miles

Tracking Word CountsFebruary 3rd, 2017
Totals For Year 4, Month 7, Day 3 (Year started August)
Writing in Public blog streak… Day 1,234

— Daily Fiction: 3,400 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 7,500 words  
— Nonfiction: 00 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 00 words 
— Blog Posts: 200 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 700 words
— E-mail: 8 e-mails. Approx. 300 original words.  E-mails month-to date: 39 e-mails. Approx. 1,600 words
— Short Fiction Goal: 120 stories (July 1st to June 30th). Stories to date: 8 stories.
— Novel Goal: 12 Novels. Novels finished to date: 4 novels.


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  • James

    Sorry to hear that another friend has passed. Also worried to hear that you got pressed into service on another estate. Based on your previous experience as related in the blog, don’t forget that you can ask, or even hire, people to help.

    • dwsmith

      Oh, trust me, I have a full team on this one, and I am not the executor, thankfully. I’m just the center of organization to get everything done. Learned my lesson with Bill. (grin)

      But that said, this will take some time.